High Coffee Comes to Sydney

Is your favourite type rich, dark and immaculately presented? Then this is a daylight affair well worth dressing up for.

Forgo the milky English Breakfast and give decadence a real caffeinated edge at the InterContinental, which is now offering espressoholics a unique “high coffee” experience.

With a menu devised by coffee connoisseur Stefano Manfredi, tradition is left at the Cortile Lounge’s doorstep as you’re greeted with an Espresso di Manfredi Spice Martini. Matching gourmet sandwiches regulate cucumber to a mere relish as tender slices of Wagyu steal the spotlight, while savoury quiches shack up with Belgian waffles and espresso crêpes on a gleaming three-tiered stand.

Savour a house-made apple sorbet before turbocharging both mind and palette with a dizzying array of sweet treats and aromatic brews. Baristas are on hand to curb confusion over whether your Bailey’s cream meringue is best matched with a cappuccino, ristretto or doppio espresso, or if you really need a hit try the signature Café Corretto — a shot of Espresso di Manfredi “corrected” with a shot of grappa.

England might have perfected the buttery scone, but upfront indulgence is an art best left to the Italians. 

High Coffee at the Cortile Lounge
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
Available daily from 11am – 7pm
T:  02 9240 1396
$55 per person includes Martini upon arrival, cafè freddo and your choice of coffee or signature cafè corretto


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