Housed in a heritage building in Aberdeen Street, near the corner of Fitzgerald Street, Braddock’s Dispensary opened recently as a coffee shop – the building itself started life as a chemist shop back in the early days of the 20th century and proudly displays the name of its founder all those years ago – pharmacist Charles Braddock who commissioned the building in 1899.
Serving up coffee and tea from early weekday mornings to mid-afternoons – weekend opening may happen down the track – and a selection of cakes, sandwiches and biscuits from the display cabinet at front it is a well set up and welcoming shop.
I dropped in a week or so ago for a meeting and took up residence on one of the stools as the high benches in the window and while waiting looked through the newspapers which are provided – nice touch I always think.
The coffee, from Toby Estate, is excellent – creamy, smooth, nutty and with just the right hint of end palate bitterness – it was so good that I had a second cup – not a habit I have usually.
Braddock’s Dispensary is a great addition to this end of town and worth a short walk from Northbridge central to try it out.