Heading the kitchen is X&Co chef Peter Castaldi. Peter is acknowledged as a Cinema Pioneer and a great cook with a real passion for simple, tasty and stripped back food built from a solid peasant tradition. Peter has split his work between film and restaurants for all his professional life. He is one of the country’s most highly experienced festival and film marketing consultants and managers while being recognised as a film and entertainment journalist and commentator. He practices his love of great tasty food both at home and behind the scenes in restaurants and café kitchens, having previously worked in some of Sydney’s most well known and loved Restaurants and Cafes including Micks, La Boheme, Taylors, Burgerman and Café Dov. He was also co-owner and executive chef for Hog Heaven; one of Sydney’s most successful and popular Cajun Creole and Soul restaurants with venues at the Albury Hotel, Kings Cross and Cremorne.
This dude is a regular customer – but he never buys a coffee!!!
Exhibiting for the second time in the cafe, Lisa Kotoulas’ latest work was created in the TWT Visual Arts Studio on Atchison St – as part of the TWT Creative Precinct St Leonards.
We didn’t have the heart to tell her it’s in St Leonards.
Very friendly staff, best food in the area, food quality definitely can compete with the best Sydney restaurants, attractive interior design
Support local screen culture in the Lower North Shore and pledge your support for “Being Gavin” – a film we’ve donated our venue to… shooting on-site early 2017.
A creative take on a healthy lunch for busy people – come check out our cafe X&Co and support local artists in the Leo. Then after lunch pop into local galleries Contact Sheet, Platform72, Me Gallery and Cre8tive or pick up bespoke fashion at Lonely Kids Club or get that bike serviced at Cicli Spirito.
Awesome place with a slightly eclectic but chilled vibe. Perfect for lunches and coffee, plus free wifi.
Looking for a new venue to host your Christmas party? Speak to us about venue hire over the silly season. $30p/h (day until 4pm) or $60p/h (nights until 10pm). We have a great standard menu or we can create something special just for you and your guests. BYO available with meals only. Let’s talk and make some Christmas magic together!