Kazbahtoo reviewed Esher St Cafe & Deli
It was a beautiful morning and as we were passing nearby a perfect opportunity to try out Esher St. It was humming, all the tables out front were taken and I could see people out the back. A queue to order food in front of me and I was close to thinking 'maybe another time, a weekday' But a box table came free out the front, we snapped it up and ordered our two coffees. The girl taking the orders was lovely 'Sophie' I think? Friendly and helpful. The counters were full of interesting Deli goodies and giftware. It's a quirky and cute fitout, with a tiny tiny kitchen/service area. The revival of these old surburban stores in to Cafe's warms my heart. Nothing nicer than seeing people coming back to the old way of enjoying their local shops. Picked up a small bag of Veneziano Forza beans to try at home and got chatting to Jia, the co owner, he was a friendly guy. Obviously keen to get to know his new customers. He also let me know that they were opening a new Cafe at New Farm in soon too. So to the coffees. They were good, rich dark crema, a bit of simple latte art, bold robust flavours. A perfect extraction of a very tasty bean. Nice temp, though hesitate to say it might be a bit cool for some. However, I love the traditional italian style of temperature for serving coffees. It is definately a skilled and coffee loving barista running this little place. Esher Street is a busy suburban through street and definately a find in these southern inner suburbs. I would go back for another coffee when passing through for sure.