In the forever trendy Oxford Street in Paddington is the Ampersand Cafe Bookstore. From the outside you would never be able to tell that the cafe spans 3 stories.
Inside is your trendy cafe and as you look for a seat you may end up delving up a couple of floors full of books and also some old-fashioned dining tables, fireplaces and cosy arm chairs. Or you may instead head downstairs into “the library”.
The cafe is broken into sections you would find in your local library i.e non fiction, fiction, reference etc. And if you don’t want to sit inside amongst book, there is seating outside in the sunshine as well.
I loved the concept and the old world charm of the cafe. And loved being surrounded by the history and the romance in the books.
The meals we had were the French toast with rhubarb and maple dressing and avocado on sourdough with poached eggs.
The concept of the cafe is very clever however there is slight room for improvement with the meals.
You can visit this charming cafe at 78-80 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021.
Further information – Cafe Book Shop