My biggest mistake on the morning of my arranged coffee date at Captains of Industry was deciding to have breakfast. As much as I was tempted, I could not find space for any of their top notch sandwiches or their juicy breakfast menu. So I vowed that I will return.
Resting in the same lane-way as Little Mule, Captains of Industry is a quality coffee venue with a twist. Take a walk up the stairs to the second floor and you are greeted with a space that is also a barbers shop and a taylor! What’s more you are given an amazing view of Elizabeth street though giant windows that provide beautiful natural light.
Because of its ‘trendy coffee’ label, Captains of Industry can attract an alternative crowd, but dont let anyone you see leaving the venue in rolled up jeans put you off. There were plenty of other caffe go-ers hanging out on the wooden chairs and couches too.
The menu is amazing! Everything is fresh and filling, including some great local produce options. I particularly wanted to try the Brulele Grapefruit breakfast dish, not often you see that on a menu!
Our water was served in mugs and the sugar was in the same mugs but with a vintage sugar spoon to boot. I had an english breakfast tea that was severed loose leaf in a little tea pot. Nearly four small cups! Pretty good value! My fellow diner had their smooth creamy coffee, also served in very small cups and the Pigs Might Fly. This sandwich was VERY generous in portion size, severed on fresh baguette and stuffed with filling!
The waitstaff were pleasant and very relaxed. They were happy to split our bill for us at the end of our meal. All in all, a great place to go for coffee and lunch if you are in the CBD! I can’t wait to go back!