Room 10 is one of those little coffee shops and I'm drawn here by it's stellar reputation for churning out great coffee and eats. The cafe is TEENY TINY...literally just a hole in the wall, like most of the places on this street. So pull up a pew...and keep your elbows in as there's not much room in here!
I'm here for an early morning breakfast before a meeting (one of the only times I'm let out of the office is to scout the occasional meeting venue). Their breakfast menu is pretty big...bigger than the cafe I'd say. I start things off with a skinny cappuccino (no idea how much this was) and it's got quite the kick to it. I really don't know much about coffee so I'm not going to pretend I do...it was strong, and it woke me up. There you go.
For my eats I chose the delicious Breakfast Pane with smashed (organic free-range) egg, tarragon infused Hollandaise and French Chervil ($9.00). The Pane came with ham but I asked them to leave it off...the waitress kindly offered to let me squish something else into my sambo as a ham substitute so I ended up with avocado. It was nice for this to be offered as an option rather than having to ask for it...shows pretty good customer service I think. Man, this was a GOOD breakfast sambo. For an extra $2.50 I added a glass of freshly squeezed OJ.
The cafe may be small, but it sure delivers in terms of great food and great service. The baristas were non-stop filling coffee orders for the regulars, most of whom they knew by name. It's a great little spot - wish it were my local (along with Circa and 3 Ropes of course)!
Room 10 is at 10 Llankelly Place, Potts Point.