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My flat white is very nice, and my daughters babycino is just as I like it: lots of froth. The atmosphere and view is surprisingly good. A slight aftertaste from the coffee, but no too nasty.
Great staff and always a great coffee. Keep up he great work in Phillip. Salmon bagel is awesome!
Nice espresso, very dark and glossy with lots of up front punch, nutty. Not much body in this blend but a pleasant taste.
It's great to see a young and motivated team who take pride in not only selling coffee but also knowing about the coffee they sell! For all you coffee lovers out there you will know that this means the baristas take pride in what they do, which in turn leads to a great coffee! I have been to lava... Read more
Great flat white.
Latte had OK flavour but a little hot.
Tempted to mark down atmosphere as it is next to local (Liberal) politician's office!
Nice set out with friendly staff. Know there stuff with coffee (expresso and doing so cool siphon stuff) - haven't had a bad one and latte art as a plus.
Perhaps it's the 30+ degrees outside... Or my taste buds are still on holidays! The coffee today isl good however has a strong woody after taste. It's nice, though not overly enjoyable. Staff are great & service is prompt. Really notice how much quieter it is here with less people.
If I'm going to get a coffee from here I always order a mocha. As the mocha goes it's good. If it's a latte it's not as good.
TURN THE MUSIC DOWN
Been a few weeks, trying out the refurb. Coffee still awesome.
Out of filter coffee when I was here, so can't comment. Cafe almost empty when I was here, however despite that, the espresso was under extracted and my flat white was both over extracted, and oily. Not sure what the coffee standard is in Canberra, but I don't think Lava Espresso is worth talking... Read more
1 Espresso, 1 Flat White, 1 Piccolo
Great flat white, busy even at 9:00am, efficient service and nice atmosphere.
didnt expect this from cooleman court but this is a very nice place with better than average coffee have only been here for a takeaway piccolo and am quite impressed wasnt amazing but good. cool looking space too.
There is a very cool relaxed energy at Lava. These boys know their coffee and make it consistently well.
Best coffee in Canberra.
Good coffee well presented and friendly staff. Not burnt or too hot - more Italian style.
Had breakfast with friends at Lava Philip. Wow none of us has stopped raving about it, we will all go back. I had Bircher muesli with the orange blossom yogurt OMG yum. One friend had smoked chicken and sun dried pannini which he said was awesome. Another friend had the ricotta walnut and honey... Read more
Sorry to say that quality is slipping. Had a cup a few days ago and the coffee was luke warm and was served without tea spoons. When I complained, I just got a shrug of the shoulder. These guys need to serve up a consistently good brew or else people will vote with their feet. Fortunately,... Read more
Top spot, top coffee, top service.
Great coffee, never burnt or lukewarm. Very attentive and friendly service. Small but comfortable and very clean seating area. I like to get breakfast at nearby AD's cafe, but I grab a coffee afterwards from Lava.
"I could kiss all the staff here" the biggest wrap I have ever heard from my other half. My new fave cafe.
Superbly made coffee. Sunday arvo cold outside, inside lava is a haven from winter.
Latte and flat white ordered, came silky, perfect temp,and luscious. Had to have two.
Well done lava, keep it going.
Great coffe, and open on a Sunday - that's a plus in Canberra. Staff really knew their stuff, I was able to have a 5 min chat while my puor-over was prepared. Reasonable prices and a good selection of Sensory Lab beans available. Coffee was great, and the place seemed to be a regualr stop... Read more
1 Pour Over
hard pressed to find a decent coffee in Canberra, this is the first one I have found so far. good coffee and consistently so.