Coffee haven Strauss is a combination of the talents from the guys behind Cup and Merriweather.

As you walk down the laneway off Elizabeth Street, you will discover Strauss – the cosy and intimate cafĂ© with ceiling beams, exposed bricks and polished timber floors.

The coffee offerings change regularly, however, among the many options is a single origin from Colombia or a filter blend from El Salvador, sourced from Cup Coffee Roasters. The kitchen offers a refined menu with a range of all-day breakfast dishes inspired by seasonal produce. If you are feeling like a nightcap between Wednesday and Friday, Strauss is open until 10pm for boutique beers, ciders, daily cocktails and a cheese or charcuterie board.