This neighbourhood espresso bar brings dynamic Vietnamese fusion eats and organic Leaf & Berry Coffee to the locals of Lindfield
Sometimes, when you make coffee for someone every day, there comes a time where that person becomes less like a customer, and more like a friend.
At Cafe Feoh in Sydney’s Lindfield, owners Khang & Thuy have built this thriving espresso bar on relationships just like these. Like a tribute to their regulars, the walls here are dotted with pictures of family and customers sharing coffee together. Khang points to a picture in front of the espresso machine – it’s a customer, ‘Jack’, with their son, Jacob. “He’s part of the family” Khang explains casually as he takes a quick break between coffees.
The last 3½ years have seen a lot of changes at Cafe Feoh. After stepping out of a steady career in project management, Khang decided it was time for a completely different adventure. While he brought plenty of business experience to the cafe, he really needed some guidance on the coffee side of things. He explains “we needed a coffee partner we could learn from”. After spending time with his local support manager, Angela, at a coffee industry event, he knew he had found the right fit.
Just like a family home, the design of the cafe is a delightfully eclectic mix. Khang proudly tells the story of the old Carriage positioned next to the entrance. This Lindfield icon dates back to the 1800s but had been slowly decaying in a local street since the 1960s. After getting permission, Khang and Thuy wheeled this massive ornament through the streets, and up their front stairs to its new home. It’s a testament to how much this community means to them.
Their community involvement extends beyond the cafe, including their support of the groundbreaking new Lindfield Learning Village. After enlisting the support of Seven Miles, Khang provided equipment & coffee to make sure the opening was a success.
Thuy makes her mark in the kitchen with unique combinations full of flavour and spice. Having spent years working in cafes & restaurants around Sydney, Khang says he “poached his own wife” to bring her culinary expertise to their new venture
Her Vietnamese heritage is evident right across the menu. A popular example is the “Fusion B&E”, which adds their own Chilli mayo & shallots to the classic bacon & egg combination. It’s a winner, and the steady stream of commuters and tradies know when they’re on a good thing.
Other Vietnamese staples, like Rice Paper Rolls and Bahn Mi, are a flavour-packed, spicy alternative to the more typical brunch staples on the menu.
While the food is fantastic, coffee is very much the focus at Feoh. Decked out with a Victoria Arduino Black Eagle & Mythos grinders, Khang and the team are laser-focused on nailing it every time. Whether you choose the smooth, sweet balance of the house blend, Leaf & Berry, or the crisp, fruity flavours of the every changing single-origin coffees, the taste is equally delicious.
280 Pacific Hwy
Lindfield, New South Wales 2070