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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.), ,

195 Reviews

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  • 7.8

    40 reviews  ·  4 weeks 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

    29 reviews  ·  1 week 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

  • 8.0

    10 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    I'm not a big fan of an organic coffee, but this one is good. A bit bubbly, but it's good.

    1 Latte

  • 10

    11 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Consistently great coffee. Made brilliantly. Great service. Busy on weekend mornings. Such a great location and awesome cafe atmosphere. It's only a shame they have a limited menu and don't do poached eggs or other brunch-style food.

  • 9.0

    7 reviews  ·  3 weeks 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  ·  4 days 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

  • 8.8

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    They have free wifi! Good location in the heart of crows nest. They used to have this amazing frozen piccolo - absolutely delicious! But it's not on their menu anymore! Bring it back!

  • 8.5

    6 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Excellent coffee every time - full & deep flavors - even a take away gets some nice latte art. 100% recommend to friends !

  • 5.3

    2 reviews  ·  3 days 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

  • 9.3

    2 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Wonderful interior design with attention to detail, and the same goes for the very knowledgeable baristas. They offer a wide range of brewing methods which are showcased in their "3 Flights of Coffee". That expanded my coffee horizon considerably. If you would be forced to recommend one spot in... Read more

    1 Skinny Cappuccino, 1 Doppio

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

195 Reviews

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  • 7.8

    40 reviews  ·  4 weeks 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

    29 reviews  ·  1 week 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

  • 8.0

    10 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    I'm not a big fan of an organic coffee, but this one is good. A bit bubbly, but it's good.

    1 Latte

  • 10

    11 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Consistently great coffee. Made brilliantly. Great service. Busy on weekend mornings. Such a great location and awesome cafe atmosphere. It's only a shame they have a limited menu and don't do poached eggs or other brunch-style food.

  • 9.0

    7 reviews  ·  3 weeks 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  ·  4 days 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

  • 8.8

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    They have free wifi! Good location in the heart of crows nest. They used to have this amazing frozen piccolo - absolutely delicious! But it's not on their menu anymore! Bring it back!

  • 8.5

    6 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Excellent coffee every time - full & deep flavors - even a take away gets some nice latte art. 100% recommend to friends !

  • 5.3

    2 reviews  ·  3 days 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

  • 9.3

    2 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Wonderful interior design with attention to detail, and the same goes for the very knowledgeable baristas. They offer a wide range of brewing methods which are showcased in their "3 Flights of Coffee". That expanded my coffee horizon considerably. If you would be forced to recommend one spot in... Read more

    1 Skinny Cappuccino, 1 Doppio

  • 9.0

    2 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Beautifully deep flavours, some wicked latte art, awesome vibe and a great location - will be returning ASAP!

  • 9.0

    6 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Great coffee. If I'm ever attending Northside Baps I will pop in and pick up a coffee.

  • 7.0

    4 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Coffee was great but the service could have been a bit better.

    1 Latte

  • 9.5

    1 review  ·  2 months ago

    Great coffee. Nice and dark. I recommend it !!

  • 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

    374 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

    139 reviews  ·  7 months ago

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

    2 Espressos

  • 8.8

    80 reviews  ·  4 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  ·  8 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  ·  10 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

    149 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Double latte was great and mini passionfruit cake was nomnom.

  • 8.8

    68 reviews  ·  4 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  ·  10 months ago

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

    1 Flat White, 1 Espresso

  • 10

    74 reviews  ·  2 years ago

    Always brilliant in all respects

  • 8.5

    67 reviews  ·  3 years ago

    Great staff. Great place. Awesome 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