We’re not sure what part of the Bay Ten Espresso story we love more – the shipping container from a record-breaking drug bust, sharing the legacy of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the abandoned warehouse refurb, or that our genesis stems from not being able to find a good coffee in the North Sydney area. We had to make it ourselves.
What started as an idea for a simple espresso cart in a disused carpark ended up as a fully-fledged café in a dishevelled warehouse. We became the misfits under the bridge!
Originally built in 1923 to engineer the steelworks for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the near century-old industrial warehouses had since belonged to mechanics, car dealers, and emergency services, until we made our debut in the laneway.
Unpretentious, imperfect and a little strange; our crew are made up of self-confessed misfits who’ve converged under the bridge to serve up a humbling café experience like no other. Since Bay Ten Espresso’s arrival in the laneway, Middlemiss St. has become a watering hole for locals, artists, entrepreneurs, and like-minded misfits that roam the Earth.
Plus, we’re the only place on the North Shore with a White Knight, (that’s the flagship blend by Sutherland craftsmen, White Horse Coffee Roasters).
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