Follow the signs along the side streets of Carina and you'll discover Backstreet Espresso, one of the southside's best kept secrets.
Sitting in a strip of shops, next to the Ugg boot warehouse, Backstreet is a community hub where locals, and those who take the time to find this suburban gem, enjoy fine coffee, homemade treats and light lunches.
Open from 5:30am, early birds can grab a cup of coffee and highly-recommended bacon and egg roll on their way to work; while those with time to spare can sit indoors on the cosy couch or outside on the footpath and enjoy a complimentary miniature Backstreet brownie with their Elixir espresso.
by Deb Lidster
12 Kenrose St
0401 048 611