A world away from their native homeland in outback Australia, a shared love for coffee has brought Frenchmen Michael Lachkar and Alex Murat together. The pair wanted to pay tribute to their motherland and have founded a French café that recreates the tastes and atmosphere one associates with renowned Parisian culture.
“Comme Chez Nous is a welcoming place to bring people together and feel at home. From the moment you enter, you can sense the Parisian atmosphere from the native music to the decorations to the menu,” says Michael.
Comme Chez Nous draws on its French heritage and passion to provide a wholesome, quality-driven menu that is traditional yet innovative. The food offerings feature baguette sandwiches, ham and cheese croissants, French pastries, and a French deli.
“Our gourmet sandwiches are prepared fresh every morning. We don’t refill them throughout the day so we can focus on attending to our customers, so we advise you to get in early to try them,” Alex says.
Michael and Alex have worked in hospitality since a young age. After working long hours and gaining experience by the day, they decided to open their own business in 2019.
“We love interacting with people all day long, so it was only a matter of getting our savings together and opening a coffee shop that incorporates our own style,” says Alex.
Alex and Michael’s years of practice has also allowed them to develop an appreciation for coffee, one that led them to Paradox Coffee Roasters to supply their coffee, specifically its Paper Moon blend.
“Paper Moon has bold and powerful flavours that let it come alive in milk, but the black cherry and plum notes ensure coffee drinkers who enjoy their coffee black don’t miss out. This tasty blend loves to push the boundaries with upfront intensity, clear acidy and a pleasant lingering finish,” Michael says.
“As soon as we tried their coffee, we knew we were onto a winner. Their service is pretty unique in that they are so attentive and make sure our needs are always met.”
Comme Chez Nous
97 Grandview Street, Pymble, New South Wales, 2073
Open Monday to Friday 6:30am — 2pm, Saturday 7:30am — 1pm
This article appears in the June 2023 edition of BeanScene. Subscribe HERE.