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Top Cafe 2013

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Brewing Methods

, , , , , , , , , Batch Brew, Cold Drip, Sparkling Cold Drip, Hario V60 Pourover, Slayer Espresso, Syphon

Equipment

, 5kg Batch roaster on-site, , HARIO Retailer, , , Slayer & Synesso, ,

Beans

Blends & Single Origins available on bar., , , Retail & Wholesale beans (Espresso & Filter) avail., , , www.roastworks.com.au (Roastworks Coffee Co.), ,

199 Reviews

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  • 7.8

    45 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    I like the longer hours though the Slayer was closed when I went in for a ristretto. Lots of seating options. Real coffee vibe. The boss was happy to talk shop too.

  • 4.3

    31 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    I was a long time customer of this establishment, religiously I would go there for a coffee, some times twice a day. But with a large staff turnover the coffee is BAD, often with a bitter after taste. The barista there are great and always make you feel welcome, hence the high score for Service,... Read more

  • 9.0

    7 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Have been a regular here for about 6 months and the coffee is always superb. Friendly staff & know their coffee well.. Food is a little in the expensive side but about the same as surrounding cafes. Food quality is excellent. French barista is very pedantic about coffee making & it shows. Excellent... Read more

  • 9.0

    7 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    yes!
    what a great shop. Awesome feel to the place and the coffee is in my top 5 in the country. will definitely go out of my way to get coffee from here again.

  • 6.0

    7 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Ok so I've tried 3 times now. All I want is continuous coffee while i sit and work. The last time, and this will be my last time, I asked the waitress, with money in my hand, for another coffee, she said I'll get you to stand up and go to the counter and pay please" No, people, this is not what I... Read more

  • 5.3

    2 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Coffee not bad, but service is rubbish and the whole cafe just has a weird feel to it. Not much in terms of a food option, and seating very uncomfortable

  • 9.8

    3 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Sooo there's argument to suggest El Nino wont be gracing us with his presence this year however I beg to differ - exhibit 1 - weather causing major havoc to my coffee habit these last couple of weeks. Bean Drinking ... you saved us!! Oh boy do these guys know their coffee?? I must have shot them... Read more

  • 9.8

    1 review  ·  1 month ago

    Great v60
    Friendly staff and very knowledgeable
    You smell the passion , very funky brunch menu .
    This place has the "x" factor

  • 9.3

    1 review  ·  1 month ago

    I love this cafe. The service is always excellent, the staff are super friendly and remember my name and order. They all seem to love coffee and genuinely enjoy chatting to you. The food is fresh and delicious. I really like that the treats are small portion sizes.

  • 7.5

    301 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Nice setup. They've got all of the best equipment. My brother and I had their single from Kenya (can't recall the name) as an espresso. It wasn't so bad. It felt a little like it had separated though. The crema was so thick (brother mentioned something about mud), that it left the rest of the... Read more

    1 Espresso, 1 Pour Over

Cafe Regulars

Opening Hours
Monday7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 6:00pm

199 Reviews

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  • 7.8

    45 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    I like the longer hours though the Slayer was closed when I went in for a ristretto. Lots of seating options. Real coffee vibe. The boss was happy to talk shop too.

  • 4.3

    31 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    I was a long time customer of this establishment, religiously I would go there for a coffee, some times twice a day. But with a large staff turnover the coffee is BAD, often with a bitter after taste. The barista there are great and always make you feel welcome, hence the high score for Service,... Read more

  • 9.0

    7 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Have been a regular here for about 6 months and the coffee is always superb. Friendly staff & know their coffee well.. Food is a little in the expensive side but about the same as surrounding cafes. Food quality is excellent. French barista is very pedantic about coffee making & it shows. Excellent... Read more

  • 9.0

    7 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    yes!
    what a great shop. Awesome feel to the place and the coffee is in my top 5 in the country. will definitely go out of my way to get coffee from here again.

  • 6.0

    7 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Ok so I've tried 3 times now. All I want is continuous coffee while i sit and work. The last time, and this will be my last time, I asked the waitress, with money in my hand, for another coffee, she said I'll get you to stand up and go to the counter and pay please" No, people, this is not what I... Read more

  • 5.3

    2 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Coffee not bad, but service is rubbish and the whole cafe just has a weird feel to it. Not much in terms of a food option, and seating very uncomfortable

  • 9.8

    3 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Sooo there's argument to suggest El Nino wont be gracing us with his presence this year however I beg to differ - exhibit 1 - weather causing major havoc to my coffee habit these last couple of weeks. Bean Drinking ... you saved us!! Oh boy do these guys know their coffee?? I must have shot them... Read more

  • 9.8

    1 review  ·  1 month ago

    Great v60
    Friendly staff and very knowledgeable
    You smell the passion , very funky brunch menu .
    This place has the "x" factor

  • 9.3

    1 review  ·  1 month ago

    I love this cafe. The service is always excellent, the staff are super friendly and remember my name and order. They all seem to love coffee and genuinely enjoy chatting to you. The food is fresh and delicious. I really like that the treats are small portion sizes.

  • 7.5

    301 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Nice setup. They've got all of the best equipment. My brother and I had their single from Kenya (can't recall the name) as an espresso. It wasn't so bad. It felt a little like it had separated though. The crema was so thick (brother mentioned something about mud), that it left the rest of the... Read more

    1 Espresso, 1 Pour Over

  • 9.8

    380 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    It's been way too long since my last visit.

    Nothing's changed.

    Great coffee! Great Food! Great Service!

    1 Flat White

  • 9.5

    143 reviews  ·  9 months ago

    Two espressos plus shots of sparkling mineral water. This is how I remember it!

    2 Espressos

  • 8.8

    86 reviews  ·  5 months ago

    Back after 10 months to check out if the coffee is still good. Found out that all their FWs are made with a double shot ristretto- my preference these days. Service a little slow but the wait was worth it. Excellent aroma, flavour with some lingering bitterness. This is coffee!😃

    1 Flat White

  • 8.3

    85 reviews  ·  10 months ago

    Had a spare 30 minutes to pop out of the city on my trip down South to Sydney and a local mate of mine broughte to this gold mine of a cafe.... The quality of coffee produced is nek level! Was depressed however that they had turned the Slayer off early in the day, but that was a minute thing... Read more

  • 9.0

    100 reviews  ·  11 months ago

    With the office pretty quiet it felt a bit like Christmas Eve so I took the opportunity to head to my favorite local. Had a seriously good FW and a stimulating chat on all things coffee with Keith, the owner. Came away with a whole lot more knowledge...and a delicious acidic 'zing' on the sides of... Read more

  • 8.3

    151 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Double latte was great and mini passionfruit cake was nomnom.

  • 8.8

    72 reviews  ·  6 months ago

    Having recently moved to soy for health reasons I ordered a soy latte, while my partner had a regular latte. Both were well prepared, looked good and my soy latte tasted just like a regular latte - and it was excellent. Right temperature, right size and smooth.

  • 8.8

    40 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Once again a fantastic experience. Staff were friendly and the coffee was great.

    1 Flat White, 1 Espresso

  • 10

    75 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Always brilliant in all respects

  • 8.5

    67 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Great staff. Great place. Awesome coffee

  • 7.5

    63 reviews  ·  5 months ago

    these guys are coffee serious, however this am's barista was a bit over generous on the milk temperature so not up to the excellent coffee they usually produce

  • 8.5

    40 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Great coffee vibe and great coffee. Food looks pretty decent too.

  • 5.0

    108 reviews  ·  1 year ago

    Have had a couple of coffees here and I've 'bean thinking' this place is for the coffee drinker who likes a pungent, acidic, punchy after taste type of espresso. I wouldn't go here by choice as it's not a coffee I enjoy and prefer some of the other quality cafes in the area. However credit for... Read more

    2 Lattes

  • 9.8

    22 reviews  ·  6 months ago

    Best coffee and cold drip in Sydney. Awesome baristas!! Food is average but you don't come here for the food, it's all about the coffee!!

    1 Skinny Flat White, 1 Cold Drip

  • 8.5

    20 reviews  ·  7 months ago

    Tasty coffee!!!

Brewing Methods

, , , , , , , , , Batch Brew, Cold Drip, Sparkling Cold Drip, Hario V60 Pourover, Slayer Espresso, Syphon

Equipment


5kg Batch roaster on-site

HARIO Retailer


Slayer & Synesso

Beans

Blends & Single Origins available on bar.


Retail & Wholesale beans (Espresso & Filter) avail.


www.roastworks.com.au (Roastworks Coffee Co.)

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Detailed Information

Name Bean Drinking
Address Shop 1, 13 Ernest Place, Crows Nest, Sydney, Australia
Phone +61 2 9436 1678
Email info@beandrinking.com.au
Twitter @BeanDrinking
Brewing Methods , , , , , , , , , Batch Brew, Cold Drip, Sparkling Cold Drip, Hario V60 Pourover, Slayer Espresso, Syphon
Equipment , 5kg Batch roaster on-site, , HARIO Retailer, , , Slayer & Synesso, ,
Beans Blends & Single Origins available on bar., , , Retail & Wholesale beans (Espresso & Filter) avail., , , www.roastworks.com.au (Roastworks Coffee Co.), ,
Opening Hours
Monday7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 6:00pm