Café of the Week: Reuben Hills

Russell Beard, the man who reinvented how cafes serve coffee to their patrons with his opening of the Source, branched out in 2012 and opened Reuben Hills, to further spread his unique mantra. The transformed warehouse has quickly become one of the eastern suburbs most followed cafés. Much like his previous Mosman post, the new Surrey Hills location showcases all the machinery and intricacies of the coffee brewing process. Today, Reuben Hills is one of the most popular coffee micro-breweries, well deserved through their constant commitment to scour the globe in search from the highest quality farmer sourced beans.

The passion for their craft is clear to all those familiar with the café, with resident barista’s holding a weekly cupping and tasting groups held in their coffee lab. However, you would be remised if your visit to Reuben Hills was restricted to coffee. The food menu perfectly complements the coffee at Reuben Hills, reflecting the origins in which the beans were sourced, developing into one of the most versatile menu’s one can come across. Fortunately, all dishes are available at any stage of the day, because no one likes getting told that you just missed out on breakfast.

Tucker highlights included the Huevos Divorciados with green salsa and smoked cheese, the extremely tender Braised Lamb Bowl and the Poached & Charred Pear on Toast with fresh whipped ricotta and pine nots. Fear not, Reuben Hills can also tame that persistent sweet tooth, with the Nutella Hot Chocolate and Oreo Milkshake proving some things were made to go together.