They have knitted tea-cosies. They have vintage spoons. They have formica tables, and a lurid technicolour paint scheme with lots and lots of kitsch nic nacs. Petty cash is vintage heaven! With a dynamite position across the road from Enmore Park and big windows all around catching the sun, this cafe is a kid magnet and welcomes families with children. It’s especially kid centric on Thursdays when the
Marrickville magic play bus pays a visit to the park. It’s also a home away from home for the bohemian and unconventional. With a painted rainbow beckoning you in the doorway, the signals are that this cafe is a gay, lesbian and transgender friendly space.
There’s a real community feel and the cafe has been known to host local events such as film nights and garage sales in the cafe’s backyard. Petty Cash caters for gluten free, vegetarian and meat eaters and the baked goods cooked on the premises are inventive. For a weekday brunch we chose something from the regular menu and the vegan menu, both had a variety of choice.
Petty Cash is the type of cafe that inspires a loyal following, its very idiosyncratic, it has its little quirks; like ordering at the counter and collecting your own cutlery from a corner table, despite someone delivering your plates of food to the table. For a newcomer it can take a little time to learn the ropes but it pays to relax and go with the flow as the funny little ways are all part of the fun!