Eleni and Luigi Coluzzi built this coffee institution on Victoria Rd in the 1950s. Back then there was nothing like that in Sydney, and famous Italians used to congregate here to play chess, talk about life and do business. Nowadays it still offers some of the best coffee in Sydney and when I go in I never know who I’m going to meet. Old timers sit on the few outside tables to smoke a cigarette, drink their strong short black and watch all sorts of characters pass by on the street. My favourite time to go is Sunday afternoon around 3pm when the sun hits your face before disappearing behind the tall buildings.