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This humble small café lies at the so-called ‘less stylish end’ of King Street. A vintage motorcycle is lost in a wall crammed with books; the record player is constantly spinning and shelves of eccentric novelty teapots overlook the small space filled with eclectic furniture. The day-to-day menu has offerings as humble as toasted jaffles to accompany freshly brewed coffee and tea, and come afternoon you can even enjoy a fine wine, beer or spirit. From its inception, Parliament has always had community at its forefront. Their mission is to build bridges of understanding across people and cultures. Many of the staff and trainees are asylum seekers, refugees and recent arrivals to Australia. You’ll find a selection of zines (handmade magazines) from local creators on sale, and on a Thursday evening you’re invited to take up nude drawing lessons, with a different theme every week.
632 King St, Erskineville. 0414 235 325. www.parliamentonking.com