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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.), ,

239 Reviews

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  • 7.3

    149 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    My flatwhite was okay though on the tepid side. Good service. (On a side note, chairs a little old and could do with an upgrade :-))

    1 Flat White

  • 7.3

    42 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    great coffee but quiet frankly not friendly staff.

  • 7.6

    21 reviews  ·  3 weeks ago

    This place has dropped the quality big time, used to be one of my favs :(

    1 Espresso

  • 8.1

    8 reviews  ·  2 weeks ago

    Love this place! Consistently good coffee & lots of yummy brekkie choices. My soy piccolo was really smooth & 65c eggs were great!

    1 Soy Piccolo

  • 3.3

    9 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Gone way downhill the last year or two. Very disappointing coffee.

  • 8.5

    4 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Great spot. Relaxed atmosphere

  • 9.0

    4 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Our regular weekend coffee and weekday as well whenever we can. Great coffee

  • 9.0

    3 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    I just had a fantastic flat white made on their Boots blend. It had great length of flavor, the slightest hint of bitterness (ie just right) and the perfect strength. Ahhh

  • 9.8

    2 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Been grabbing coffee here as one of my 'go-to's' for the last couple of years. As a black coffee drinker the double ristretto espresso's & long blacks are bang on. Espresso's are consistently syrupy-sweet. Long blacks have a good body & great finish. I'm usually here early so the atmosphere is... Read more

    1 Espresso, 1 Long Black

  • 6.5

    3 reviews  ·  2 weeks ago

    My first visit and was selected based on feedback from this site. No selection for basic B'Fast but anyway I came for the coffee. The Coffee was just above average. I had a latte and was OK but not spectacular. In this area there are better coffee within walking distance.

    2 weeks ago

    Internally we always discuss reviews, and constructive customer feedback has been a big part of our success over the past 10 years. Coffee is very subjective. What is one persons perfect 'cup o joe' is not another's, and we are pragmatic in appreciating that the reality is you cant please all of the people all of the time. That said, we serve over 4000 cups per week, so there is certainly a large number of followers who 'get' what we do. Online reviews are themselves a strange 'beast'. Customers (and lets face it, a lot of fake accounts) have the power to make any comments they like whether factually accurate or not, and those comments remain online for 'eternity'. Sometimes however, even with the best intentions, genuine reviewers get their facts 'wrong'. What they 'perceive' to be the case, is not in fact the reality. When I read this review, what struck me was when the reviewer stated "No selection for basic B'Fast". We actually have an extensive food menu. That said, at the same time, as a business owner, I want my business to offer customers something 'unique', not just the same boring (in my opinion) options like 'scrambled eggs on toast' that you can get everywhere else. That is one of the reasons why we only do eggs sous vide 65c style, and do not offer fried/scrambled. Crows Nest is a busy café area. Every other café offers fried/scrambled eggs on toast. Maybe my thinking is wrong, but surely its time to get a bit more adventurous when we eat out in cafes. Lets eat something for breakfast that would go in the 'too hard' basket for making it at home!!!! So, ultimately I guess I wanted my business to be about offering customers something different and exciting. I was always resigned to the fact I still need to offer some of the 'usual suspects' / 'basics' on the menu, but even those I wanted to offer in a more modern and interesting way than cafes have typically been doing. For example, our banana bread comes with coffee mascarpone, our fruit loaf comes with spiced cinnamon butter, both of which we blend by hand in-house. We are not talking about a radical change, we are just talking about giving you as a customer something 'a level up' from what you can rustle up first thing in your own kitchen. Unfortunately in terms of café menus there has traditionally been minimal creativity. One café menu looks fairly similar to the next. I never understood why anyone would want to open a café that was effectively the same as every other café! Every suburb is full of 'clone cafes', the only differentiation for all intents and purposes being the font used on the menu, and the music on the play list!! My business has always been about offering something a little different in everything we do. The comment on this review was specifically around 'basic breakfasts', well the choice is fairly wide from toasts, banana breads, almond croissants, french toast, in-house baked granolas, porridge, berry coconut nachos, breakfast brioche bacon/egg/avo rolls, and fruit loaf. We then move more into the cooked breakfast boards where you will find your smoked bacon and 65c eggs paired with ingredients such as black pudding, gentlemans relish, hot-smoked trout, truffled kipfler potatoes, braised pulled pork, beetroot salsas. Those looking for lighter options can still find versions of avo on toast and heirloom tomatoes on toast, as well as a range of jaffles, sandwiches, salads, and wraps. For a copy of the current menu, browse to http://beandrinking.com.au/menu.pdf

Cafe Regulars

Opening Hours
Monday7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 6:00pm

239 Reviews

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  • 7.3

    149 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    My flatwhite was okay though on the tepid side. Good service. (On a side note, chairs a little old and could do with an upgrade :-))

    1 Flat White

  • 7.3

    42 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    great coffee but quiet frankly not friendly staff.

  • 7.6

    21 reviews  ·  3 weeks ago

    This place has dropped the quality big time, used to be one of my favs :(

    1 Espresso

  • 8.1

    8 reviews  ·  2 weeks ago

    Love this place! Consistently good coffee & lots of yummy brekkie choices. My soy piccolo was really smooth & 65c eggs were great!

    1 Soy Piccolo

  • 3.3

    9 reviews  ·  1 month ago

    Gone way downhill the last year or two. Very disappointing coffee.

  • 8.5

    4 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Great spot. Relaxed atmosphere

  • 9.0

    4 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Our regular weekend coffee and weekday as well whenever we can. Great coffee

  • 9.0

    3 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    I just had a fantastic flat white made on their Boots blend. It had great length of flavor, the slightest hint of bitterness (ie just right) and the perfect strength. Ahhh

  • 9.8

    2 reviews  ·  1 week ago

    Been grabbing coffee here as one of my 'go-to's' for the last couple of years. As a black coffee drinker the double ristretto espresso's & long blacks are bang on. Espresso's are consistently syrupy-sweet. Long blacks have a good body & great finish. I'm usually here early so the atmosphere is... Read more

    1 Espresso, 1 Long Black

  • 6.5

    3 reviews  ·  2 weeks ago

    My first visit and was selected based on feedback from this site. No selection for basic B'Fast but anyway I came for the coffee. The Coffee was just above average. I had a latte and was OK but not spectacular. In this area there are better coffee within walking distance.

    2 weeks ago

    Internally we always discuss reviews, and constructive customer feedback has been a big part of our success over the past 10 years. Coffee is very subjective. What is one persons perfect 'cup o joe' is not another's, and we are pragmatic in appreciating that the reality is you cant please all of the people all of the time. That said, we serve over 4000 cups per week, so there is certainly a large number of followers who 'get' what we do. Online reviews are themselves a strange 'beast'. Customers (and lets face it, a lot of fake accounts) have the power to make any comments they like whether factually accurate or not, and those comments remain online for 'eternity'. Sometimes however, even with the best intentions, genuine reviewers get their facts 'wrong'. What they 'perceive' to be the case, is not in fact the reality. When I read this review, what struck me was when the reviewer stated "No selection for basic B'Fast". We actually have an extensive food menu. That said, at the same time, as a business owner, I want my business to offer customers something 'unique', not just the same boring (in my opinion) options like 'scrambled eggs on toast' that you can get everywhere else. That is one of the reasons why we only do eggs sous vide 65c style, and do not offer fried/scrambled. Crows Nest is a busy café area. Every other café offers fried/scrambled eggs on toast. Maybe my thinking is wrong, but surely its time to get a bit more adventurous when we eat out in cafes. Lets eat something for breakfast that would go in the 'too hard' basket for making it at home!!!! So, ultimately I guess I wanted my business to be about offering customers something different and exciting. I was always resigned to the fact I still need to offer some of the 'usual suspects' / 'basics' on the menu, but even those I wanted to offer in a more modern and interesting way than cafes have typically been doing. For example, our banana bread comes with coffee mascarpone, our fruit loaf comes with spiced cinnamon butter, both of which we blend by hand in-house. We are not talking about a radical change, we are just talking about giving you as a customer something 'a level up' from what you can rustle up first thing in your own kitchen. Unfortunately in terms of café menus there has traditionally been minimal creativity. One café menu looks fairly similar to the next. I never understood why anyone would want to open a café that was effectively the same as every other café! Every suburb is full of 'clone cafes', the only differentiation for all intents and purposes being the font used on the menu, and the music on the play list!! My business has always been about offering something a little different in everything we do. The comment on this review was specifically around 'basic breakfasts', well the choice is fairly wide from toasts, banana breads, almond croissants, french toast, in-house baked granolas, porridge, berry coconut nachos, breakfast brioche bacon/egg/avo rolls, and fruit loaf. We then move more into the cooked breakfast boards where you will find your smoked bacon and 65c eggs paired with ingredients such as black pudding, gentlemans relish, hot-smoked trout, truffled kipfler potatoes, braised pulled pork, beetroot salsas. Those looking for lighter options can still find versions of avo on toast and heirloom tomatoes on toast, as well as a range of jaffles, sandwiches, salads, and wraps. For a copy of the current menu, browse to http://beandrinking.com.au/menu.pdf

  • 9.5

    2 reviews  ·  2 months ago

    Simply amazing coffee. I'm that guy that will travel on a Sunday for a good coffee and a lot of the time wish I just went to Bean Drinking. plus their food is tops

  • 9.0

    299 reviews  ·  4 months ago

    Pumping Saturday morning, busy as a beehive, been an age. Coffee is still amazing as ever. Bangin

    1 Espresso, 1 Americano

    4 months ago

    Hey Justicewell, thanks for dropping by and spending time with us again.

  • 7.5

    311 reviews  ·  2 years 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

  • 9.0

    265 reviews  ·  6 months ago

    I finally had a coffee here worthy of the average rating! My previous experiences left me a little underwhelmed and unfulfilled' this time the coffee was bold, complex, and made to perfection!

  • 8.3

    411 reviews  ·  5 months ago

    Volume of water used made espresso feel a bit thin however it definitely opened out the flavours so worth the compromise. Flavour held a light bit of lemon acidity, body was a little more confused but still very enjoyable. FW chaser was like the weather, a bit gloomy and bitter, the milk texture... Read more

    1 Espresso, 1 Flat White

  • 9.8

    428 reviews  ·  2 years 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

    154 reviews  ·  1 year ago

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

    2 Espressos

  • 8.8

    120 reviews  ·  1 year 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

    94 reviews  ·  2 years 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

  • 8.3

    77 reviews  ·  6 months ago

    Strong, build yet smooth. Great stuff

  • 8.3

    173 reviews  ·  4 years ago

    Double latte was great and mini passionfruit cake was nomnom.

  • 8.8

    124 reviews  ·  1 year 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.

  • 7.8

    76 reviews  ·  1 year 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.

  • 8.8

    45 reviews  ·  2 years ago

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

    1 Flat White, 1 Espresso

  • 7.0

    42 reviews  ·  7 months ago

    Unfortunate for me and for the bean drinkers preparatory staff that today the coffee is not so greatS . I enjoy the flavour but hotness is simply not a hot one. I have only two drink and it is cool to touch my lip. Reduction in mouthfeel and experience declines. :'(

    1 Flat White

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 - 5:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday7:00am - 6:00pm