Just off the corner of Stanley St and Riley St is a small Darlington gem. Using beans from Reformatory Caffeine Lab down the road in Surry Hills, Stop Valve Espresso has single origin espressos as well as filters on offer. Similar to big brother Reformatory, an immense artwork by Melbourne's Heesco dominates the outside wall, with his version of Shaun Tan's famous character The Lost Thing. Keeping the brews of the highest quality are teas by T Totaler, a relatively small specialty tea outfit based in Newtown. While parking anywhere around this area is difficult at best, visiting on the weekend may alleviate the problem. It's worth it for a good brew.
Stop Valve Espresso & Bar
70 Riley Street
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia