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Cre asion’s in a bit of an odd spot. You’d never really think to go up this laneway, from afar it looks to be the rear of an office building and garages – some sort of loading laneway for deliveries mainly – meh…

In a city that is doing it’s best to revitalise it’s laneways – Cre asion is paving the way forward. Tiny morsels made with love can be found tucked away between the hustle and bustle of nearby Slurry Surry Hills and the honky-tonk of the CBD. Either side of Cre asion you can find some stiff competition. Rockstar baristas from Single Origin just over on Resevoir St, and the newly opened Joe Black on Commonwealth St sporting moustaches. Seems this part of town is becoming the caffeine addicts hot spot. Not to discount the food, all three joints have a mean menu too.

YOU COULD DO A RUSSIAN CAFFEINE ROULETTE WITH SOME COFFEE CUPS AND COME UP TRUMPS. EACH COFFEE JOINT WILL DEFINITELY DELIVER A GODDAMN GOOD CAFFEINE RUSH.

The guys that run Creasion are tres cute. As soon as you enter they are ready for you, and don’t mind if you take forever trying to decifer the array of macaron flavours. At first, its hard to tell what’s on offer from this concrete corner joint. The drinks menu by the register lists a range of coffees (they use Single Origin), Japanese teas and cold drinks. Go past the macaron counter, by the shelves lies some coloured clips listing macaron prices and the sandwiches on offer. Mr Bread, as it says on the countertop sign can make some mean sandbos – to my disappointment, Mr Bread was-all-outta bread. Sigh. Onwards and upwards, to the macarons!

What I really wanted to taste was the miso and wasabi macarons that I’d heard were the signature macarons made here at Cre asion. Miso, wasabi – you say?! C’mon, I’ve heard and seen worse. Remember, Adriano Zumbo’s pig’s blood macaron ring-a-bell?

Miso it was, since wasabi wasn’t on offer. It’s not love at first bite like a Laduree macaron. But it’s pretty damn good. The texture – yes, right-on. The taste – not a strong miso taste but just hints of miso with cocoa. As this isn’t my first trip here the previous macarons I had sure impressed; my pick is the green tea macaron.That my friend, is the goods. The coffee ain’t too shabby either, a must order to counter the sweetness.

Up this unassuming st lies some awesome sweetness to be found

The plywood meets concrete with colour accents I lurve

Clever use of space with some bum-pads for stepped seating

We took Abbey (mini black scnauzher) here cause its dog-friendly

Ahhh, the cutest thing in here besides Abbey. Sadly all the sanbos were sold out by 12pm – so get in early.

The famous Mr Bread ahhh cute!

The choice! Hmmm…

I had a “Can I have one of every flavour moment” but resisted!

The cutest signage and bliss – cre asion are open Saturdays

The boys even make their own shortbread cookies, too clever

Single origin coffee, my fav, win-win. I do want to try the spicy Nepalese Chai Latte

The goods – perfect coffee with a sweet macaron

MISO – it’s almost love at first bite, n-i-c-e gold dust detail

Side profile, the texture is bang on

It wasn’t a strong MISO flavour, but hints miso with cocoa

Even the water glasses are teeny-tiny and oh-so cute

Charcoal filtered water. Where can I buy some?

Abbey, “Can we go yet?!”


THE DEETS YOU WANT TO KNOW

CRE ASION
21 Alberta St
Sydney NSW 2000
Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm
Saturdays 9am to 3pm
www.creasionmacaron.com


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