Blackout – Opening Soon
Paddington’s resurgence as a catch-all culinary hub is continuing with the forthcoming addition of brew lab and roastery Blackout. The newcomer comes from the crew behind The Black Lab Coffee Co. (also known for Fortitude Vally hotspot The New Black), and is set to be a multi-faceted expansion incorporating the brand’s Queensland headquarters, barista supply shop, warehouse, roastery and coffee pitstop. Blackout will be a one-stop-shop for baristas looking to nab some last-minute gear, sharpen their skills at the on-site barista training school (specialising in intermediate to advanced courses in espresso and filter brewing) or broaden their network through industry events. The brew bar will be pouring batch, cold-drip and espresso-based drops (using single-origin beans freshly roasted out back), with a San Remo Opera and a V60 Filter station on hand for coffee gear heads to marvel. Those feeling snacky can peer into a small ambient cabinet housing sandwiches, house-baked croissants and Butterbings. Keep an eye out for Blackout’s opening, tentatively slated for the first week of September.