Gordon Street Coffee
Another addition to Central Station that improves on the standard train and chain offerings, this coffee-roastery and café is advantageously positioned at the main exit, in the eyeline of thousands of commuters. Owned by the firm behind Waxy O’Connor’s and subterranean neighbour Alston Bar & Beef, it has the feel of an independent more than a conglomerate – and for the company’s first venture into coffee it must be applauded. Kitted out in metal, tile and marble with huge sacks of coffee stacked on shelves, it feels like stepping into a bygone era. Coffee is roasted on site, on a mezzanine level – which means there’s more than one blend on offer. An attractive range of cakes and hot and cold sandwiches completes a compelling offer.
- High point: Cracking coffee for commuters
- Low point: Fairly limited food menu