Copo is a comfy meeting place that serves its local community well, it’s the sort of cafe you can while away the time, chatting to a friend, have an informal business meeting or bolt down your food before you hit the high speeds of nearby Victoria Rd. Tucked in beside a large municipal car park there is plenty of parking close by for busy mums on the run.
Copo provides good, fresh food simply put together but with an emphasis on robust tastes. Weekend brunches are packed so we visited midweek for breakfast and the atmosphere was calm and relaxed with people using their laptops and chatting at the long communal tables. The large windows ensure plenty of bright light making it a very pleasant place to sit and contemplate the world. Upstairs is a terrace that is open and a great place to cool off in the hot weather.
On weekends Copo’s ‘go to’ dishes are the house smoked trout with egg and hash and the varying baked egg creations. Or for something less filling try the sandwiches, such as the chorizo egg roll which has chunks of chorizo cooked and embedded in the egg itself, served on a brioche bun with dukha spices or the classic french toast which comes smothered in maple syrup and strawberries with a creamy custard sauce steeped in vanilla poured over the top. There are kids’ jaffles available and boiled eggs and soldiers, along with a few other kid friendly standards on the menu to chose from.
The menu is constantly changing so there are always variations on these themes. The clean simple décor will certainly appeal to small ones, an old fashioned red typewriter is placed in a prominent position as you enter and little shelves with strange pieces of rescued junk and found objects are displayed up high on the walls giving a fun feel to the cafe.
The coffee is Campos, strong but smooth and the service at Copo is casual and friendly. So, if you find yourself fed up with the hurly burly of the traffic in Drummoyne it’s worth pulling over for a visit to Copo to relax and charge your batteries!