The 1927 First Church of Christ, Scientist building in Darlinghurst is a local landmark. Looking more like a town hall or a great library than an old church, the building on the corner of Liverpool and Forbes streets is both mysterious and inscrutable. So far.
Social enterprise Two Good Co is launching its cafe at Yirranma Place in the revamped building this week.
Jo Rosenberg, Head of Good Food at Two Good Co, says the cafe’s opening is giving many Sydney residents their first glimpse inside the grand building: “There’s a lot of curiosity about the building, which was private property and residence for many years.”
Designed by SJB Architects, the café’s reflective floating counter just might be the disco ball of café culture. Smart environments are matched with snacks from some of our favorite chefs.
Two Good Co has recipe collaborations with a range of chefs, so they will start with two recipes from Darren Robertson (Three Blue Ducks), a cauliflower toastie and a salad of Italian sausage, pear, lentils and watercress.
The August specials will be hosted by Belinda Jeffery, and Matt Moran’s croque-monsieur will step up in September.
The social enterprise started with an organic soup kitchen created by ex-engineer Rob Caslick, and has branched out to sell restaurant-quality salads and soups, provide meals for shelters and shelters, and offer outreach programs. access to employment for vulnerable women.
The café, a partnership with the Paul Ramsay Foundation, also offers a concierge service for the building, which houses coworking spaces, an art gallery and a recital room.
In addition to selling its own products, Two Good Co. Cafe will also sell to like-minded growers and social enterprises, Rosenberg says. So you can stock up on bread from The Bread & Butter Project, Kua Coffee and tea from Mood and T Totaler.
Open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
262 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst