The Refinery
10 Coronation St
Hornsby, Sydney

The Refinery prides itself on your visit being "all about the coffee" but they have more to offer than just a nice brew or two.

It's a small place on the edge of a side street in the old side of Hornsby, and most of its seating is actually outside on the street under market umbrella's.

It's a pleasant spot on a fine day to sit, soak up some filtered rays, sip a coffee and have a bite.

They also have a nice range of sweeter things on display at the counter - including some Oregano Bakery scrolls that looked very tempting.

 A few coffees were ordered straight away. They treat there coffee seriously here, even roasting their own blend. It's popular too so the public must like what they do and how they do it. We certainly liked it too! The Duke and Duchess, who were with us, had house squeezed juices - on this occasion it was orange, carrot and ginger. They really enjoyed these.

On to our brunches and Sir had the Mushroom and Feta.

It was a simple and tasty combination starting with a base of toasted sourdough topped with pesto and a nice mix of mushrooms and feta and a green garnish of rocket.

He also added a poached egg as well as an optional extra.

The Duke somewhat uncharacteristically had Mlady's usual brunch of scrambled eggs.

Of course he had it served on toast and not surprisingly he added a side of bacon with it.

The brightly coloured eggs were not overcooked and still held plenty of moisture in them.

He certainly wasn't disappointed.

The Duchess veered towards the two eggs cooked the way you want. 

She chose poached and selected toasted rye with them.

She also added a side of the avocado salsa. 

She was impressed with the tangy flavours of the salsa which added some kick to her meal.  

For Mlady it's either scrambled eggs or something mega healthy to start the day. On this occasion she veered to the healthy side.  

She's become quite a fan of granola over the years so the combination of mixed berries, granola and yoghurt ticked multiple boxes at once. 

It certainly looked vibrant when it arrived at the table with it's bright almost purple berries contrasting so well with the white yoghurt. 

Underneath lay the granola and this was a good sized start to her day. 

We enjoyed The Refinery. It was a pleasant place that had great coffee and a good range of tasty breakfasts.

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