There’s a fair chance you can smell the perfectly pulled espresso as soon as you arrive at Marrickville station – but follow your nose to Freepour Espresso and the rest of your body will be happy to find that this cafe offers so much more than some of the very best coffee around Sydney’s inner west. Yes, it’s a cool spot just to relax with a coffee, or tea, or one of their creative smoothie concoctions, but Freepour Espresso are also serious about food. Fancy a carrot cake or fruit muffin to wash down the brew? Sorted. Sustenance to start the day comes in the form of brilliant benedicts (mushroom, spinach, salmon, tomato, etc., take your pick), beautifully presented pancakes and many, many other guises. There are plenty of healthy, gluten-free and vegetarian options here, too, so whoever you bring along to Marrickville Road (even if it’s just yourself) is bound to find just what they feel like. Just a note – if you are with company, reserving a table ahead of time is strongly advised.