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  • 9.0

    13 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Having just moved into the area - I was glad there was a decent cafe around. The staff are always happy to have a chat even when they are under the pump. Happy to have Lava as my local.

    1 Magic

  • 8.0

    127 reviews  ·  4 months ago

    Very nice coffees with friendly staff. Have been trying Piccolos and have found the product to be consistently prepared and served. As with a number of Southside espresso bars, the price of coffees is higher than in the CBD or on the Northside, which is strange given that rent should be lower... Read more

    3 Piccolos

  • 7.8

    90 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Great staff. Great coffee. Nice space. And... they are open Sundays. Result!
    Excellent beans to buy as well.

    1 Flat White

  • 7.0

    76 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Coffee still good here however with the new year is a new menu. Old favourites gave gone and replaced with pretty basic menu. Looks like they've chosen food options that are quick to prepare behind the counter. Bit bland and processed. Come for the coffee! Nice blends, nice flavour, well presented.

  • 7.0

    33 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    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.

  • 9.0

    38 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Great staff and always a great coffee. Keep up he great work in Phillip. Salmon bagel is awesome!

  • 6.3

    25 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    Nice espresso, very dark and glossy with lots of up front punch, nutty. Not much body in this blend but a pleasant taste.

  • 9.0

    21 reviews  ·  4 months ago

    This place must be reading their reviews as its changed its ways of doing. Staff are friendly and the coffee is always great.

    1 Flat White

  • 8.0

    36 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    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

  • 6.0

    15 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Great flat white.

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  • 9.0

    13 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Having just moved into the area - I was glad there was a decent cafe around. The staff are always happy to have a chat even when they are under the pump. Happy to have Lava as my local.

    1 Magic

  • 8.0

    127 reviews  ·  4 months ago

    Very nice coffees with friendly staff. Have been trying Piccolos and have found the product to be consistently prepared and served. As with a number of Southside espresso bars, the price of coffees is higher than in the CBD or on the Northside, which is strange given that rent should be lower... Read more

    3 Piccolos

  • 7.8

    90 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Great staff. Great coffee. Nice space. And... they are open Sundays. Result!
    Excellent beans to buy as well.

    1 Flat White

  • 7.0

    76 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Coffee still good here however with the new year is a new menu. Old favourites gave gone and replaced with pretty basic menu. Looks like they've chosen food options that are quick to prepare behind the counter. Bit bland and processed. Come for the coffee! Nice blends, nice flavour, well presented.

  • 7.0

    33 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    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.

  • 9.0

    38 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Great staff and always a great coffee. Keep up he great work in Phillip. Salmon bagel is awesome!

  • 6.3

    25 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    Nice espresso, very dark and glossy with lots of up front punch, nutty. Not much body in this blend but a pleasant taste.

  • 9.0

    21 reviews  ·  4 months ago

    This place must be reading their reviews as its changed its ways of doing. Staff are friendly and the coffee is always great.

    1 Flat White

  • 8.0

    36 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    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

  • 6.0

    15 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Great flat white.

  • 5.0

    104 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Latte had OK flavour but a little hot.

    Tempted to mark down atmosphere as it is next to local (Liberal) politician's office!

    1 Latte

  • 8.0

    21 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    For me LAVA coffee has nearly perfect flavour - nice and strong. Simple decor which lacks something, but a nice team of young staff running the place and providing great product. One of Canberra's top 5.

  • 9.5

    14 reviews  ·  4 months ago

    Sweet flat white. Nice big tables, great feel.

    1 Flat White

  • 8.5

    8 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    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.

  • 8.3

    9 reviews  ·  8 months ago

    Great guys, very knowledgable. Doing Code Black justice 👌👍

    2 Pour Overs

  • 9.0

    6 reviews  ·  9 months ago

    Great coffee, which is otherwise lacking in Weston Creek. Cap nice and strong, good latte art. Will be back.

    2 Cappuccinos, 1 Latte

  • 5.5

    6 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    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.

  • 8.0

    18 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    TURN THE MUSIC DOWN

  • 8.3

    4 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Been a few weeks, trying out the refurb. Coffee still awesome.

  • 6.8

    9 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    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

  • 7.5

    24 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    Great flat white, busy even at 9:00am, efficient service and nice atmosphere.

  • 7.0

    4 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    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.

    1 Piccolo

  • 8.8

    4 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    There is a very cool relaxed energy at Lava. These boys know their coffee and make it consistently well.

  • 8.0

    4 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    Best coffee in Canberra.

  • 8.0

    4 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    Good coffee well presented and friendly staff. Not burnt or too hot - more Italian style.

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Name Lava Espresso
Address 45 Brierly Street, Weston, Canberra, Australia
Phone (02) 6257 8882
Email lavaespresso@gmail.com