Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee

Kollector Cars Coffee
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Kollector Cars Exterior
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Exterior

Find a park...wherever.

Kollector Cars
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars

Open when you want it to be.

Kollector Cars entrance
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars entrance

A welcome sight.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars

Plenty of 80s boxiness on show.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

It's mostly about coffee but there are light snacks too.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

Snacks! Toasties too.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

Nice set up.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

Neil serves Single O.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

Love the period artefacts left hanging, and wallpaper with automotive ads from the 60s and 70s.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

Layers of time gone by.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

More room to talk.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

Variety of space and seats keeps the interior interesting.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

To notice others and be noticed.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

BMW 7-series and Alfa 33.

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

Classic cut perhaps?

Kollector Cars Coffee
Destinations: Kollector Cars and Coffee
Kollector Cars Coffee

Park anywhere you like, almost.

Having a regular 8:30-5:30 job (9-5 disappeared a long time ago!) means I’m accustomed to getting up early in the morning. Not that I like to, it’s just an evil necessity for making a living. But when it comes to weekends, I can’t wait to jump out of bed and start the day.

Thankfully Kollector Cars and Coffee in the Sydney suburb of Leichhardt is open at 7am on both Saturday and Sunday. A cafe/classic car dealer/barber shop started in 2017 by classic car collector Robert and his son in law Neil, it’s a destination where talking cars is not met with rolling eyes, and despite the cool bicycles now hanging on the walls, unlikely to attract pelotons of cyclists.

Kollector Cars Coffee

The Sunday morning I decided to visit the weather was gloomy but with the rain holding off long enough to take some photos. Arriving just after 7am it appeared I was the first to arrive with Neil guiding my parking efforts and greeting me as I hopped out of the car. Immediately we started a conversation about the 1M and other cars which I had been considering at the time of purchase. It was great to hear Neil’s appreciation of all brands, not just European, and to see his own BMW E30 318iS parked out front.

Kollector Cars Coffee

If you were looking for the Kollector cars location you’d be forgiven for missing it if it were not for Google Maps and street view. At the end of busy Norton Street it’s tucked down a narrow lane way with the Kollector Cars logo just visible from the main street. Park where you like essentially, and walk through the large opening of the old converted workshop to be greeted by a number of classic cars to your left and a sweet coffee and bench set up on the right.

Neil serves a Single O blend which, if you know your coffee in Sydney, is one of the best blends around. If you’re looking for a big breakfast, this probably isn’t the place for you however they do serve toasties and other light snacks. Rather, this is a place to meet up and talk cars, something which Neil is more than happy to partake in, encouraging you to look at and sit in any of the cars. It’s also a place to pick up a copy of Sports Car Safari, a free print mag with fantastic stories that fits in perfectly with the Kollector Cars ‘classics and coffee’ scene.

Kollector Cars Coffee

The cars on show here are all for sale but are not your high end SWB Lusso’s and Lightweight RS 911s, rather they are lovely examples of eras gone by. The white Alfa 33 on sale was a reminder of just how quirky Italian design could be 30 years ago, while the BMW 7-Series looked in wonderful condition with an interior aroma of worn leather that is synonymous with classic cars.

Kollector Cars Coffee

If you’re in Sydney definitely check it out if only for the coffee and conversation. There aren’t too many places automotive enthusiasts can call home in Sydney, yet this is one that will hopefully be around for some time.

Kollector Cars and Coffee

7A Norton St, Leichhardt NSW 2040

Monday: 7am-3pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Friday:7am-3pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am-4pm

kollectorcars.com

 

Mark

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