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Ok - rekindling my relationship here after a rough period - Enjoying some reinvigorated and far more constantly engaging and helpful service plus coffee that is almost always very good with no big misses. The quality and quality of the bean of the month is what really gets me here both to have... Read more
5 Piccolos, 5 Flat Whites
These guys and girls where smashing it out and I was surprised how quickly I did get my coffee, but after my first sip I wish they took at least a few more moments because it was bad. There wasn't enough sugar to help it. Sorry guys hit and miss.
Was quite a wait for my coffee, which I don't mind if its worth the wait. It wasn't. Milk texture was terrible and coffee lacked any type of flavour. On the plus size they had good service, a large range of beans to buy and gave me some good tips on what beans to use at home.
Another visit today reminds me to review Merlo and improve their ratings against so many others. For true consistantly great espresso, never fail, every time...with a smile. In a humming busy Coffee Roasting house, with fresh beans roasting in front of my eyes...it beggers belief that people bag... Read more
1 Flat White
Merlo seems to be everywhere on the gold coast but if your going to get a good one this is where I thought I would. Merlo coffee is bitter and way too hot. This place is always packed and a lot of people swear by it but this is not a good coffee.
I'm a regular here only because they have the best deal for coffee around - two free when you buy beans. That said, it's a shame those coffees are generally poor. The mark of a good milk coffee is when you get the flavour cutting through the milk. You just don't get much of that here most of the... Read more
Don't rate it charred musky taste, over extracted not a good black coffee.
oh dear for me merlo has always been the fish n chip local dehli cupa average jo....I do scratch my head when they try to come across as a specialty coffee supplier. I'm sorry but this place really didn't make sence to me and I'm sure there are others whom feel the same way
1 Flat White
Well if the judge of a successful cafe is people then merlo is successful but I personally think the better test is a good coffee.
While its packed always the coffee is not great. It's typical merlo but still too hot and bitter. With so many cafes here I can't understand how merlo is... Read more
This cafe is definitely based on the gold coast market. Very average coffee I have learned my lesson.
1 Skinny Latte
I don't get Merlo anymore. Not sure what happened. The coffee has never been outstanding but it was once a lot better than it is now. And the service is on a similar decline. Sadly, I think Merlo is busy being smug and less focused on delivering what so many others can manage to get right - a... Read more
While the espresso blend at this 'Torrefazione' is considered by some to be a little passe these days, their Australian blend sourced from the scenic rim in N.S.W. comes up a treat through my home espresso machine. Two reasonable coffees and 200g of beans for less than nine dollars.......I'd call... Read more
2 Flat Whites
The gold coast can be lacking in gastronomic sophistication at times but if you get past the mutton dressed as lamb and the Lexus driving private school parents that seem to flock here it's actually really good! Great coffee made by enthusiastic staff!
Merlo were great once upon a time and now the whole coffee world seems to have passed them by. The fact they are stocking every fish and chip shop between here and Perth probably doesn't help their cause but I find even better Baristas are struggling to make this coffee taste good. So something... Read more
Its funny i have some friends work here people that are legit baristas and they have never stayed thier long. pretty nasty coffee and the yuppies flock none the less. I do however like the attached chocolate shop.
1 Flat White
Its one of those things I think if you are going to try doing specialty coffee and different brewing techniques that you should be using a coffee worth exploiting and that you are well trained in the craft. But great value and I'm aware of the costs and mark ups so they are almost giving away the... Read more
I like the idea with how the cafe is laid out. For merlo, its actually one of the nicer coffees I have had from the franchise but made far too weak and creamy for my likes.
1 Skinny Flat White
nice looking shop front only one grinder and they sell different roasted beans ... would be nice to try other blends? ordered a small latte ... it wasn't bad smooth enough no sugar needed but just not enough depth ... I do find Merlo roast a little too mild ... comfortable environment too waste a... Read more
A well known coffee anywhere you go. The thing I've found with big name coffee like merlo, is that you are never going to get an amazing coffee. But in saying that they aim to keep a standard just in the middle and never deliver a terrible coffee. For this token Merlo coffee house though they... Read more
This cafe had been incredibly underrated. I make a weekly trip for my 200 grams of beans and 2 free coffee all for $9. The coffee is always perfectly made and staff friendly.Great job guys
I went here to have the famous Kopi Luwak $15 bucks a go after seeing a story in the paper, only to be dissapointed they ran out ,so the main guy offered me some coffee jargon on the taste profile of some other blends and I didnt know how to describe strong and smoothe so I accepted his blend was... Read more
um pretty average to be honest. was dressed up as if to be a coffee specialty shop but realy nothing to it and it was pretty far out of the way, I've seen small cafes do a better job coffee was drinkable. there was 9 staff andonly one coffee machine in use and a massive line up?........
1 Flat White
Amazing full bodied coffee. This will wake you up and make you feel alive. Absolutely amazing every single time. Well worth a trip to southport
Great service from friendly staff Coffee generally very good despite being such a busy cafe A regular port of call for my daily fix(es)
Double small flat white, too hot and very bitter. Service was great.