With its original brickwork, mint-green walls, terrazzo tiles and curved ply ceiling, Wide Open Road’s aesthetic stays true to the era of its edifice. The cafe’s nineteen-fifties visage and minimalistic layout (by local designer-builders Provan Built) has a European sensibility.




A couple of smoked plexiglass panes let you see through to where they roast the Bathysphere house blend - fruity, malty and toasty in a short black ($3) - and regularly changing single origins