Reviews of Ltd espresso brew bar
I dare to say one of the best cafes in Brisbane. Luke has never failed me. He is like a coffee making machine with lots of humour and friendliness. Detailed review is found at: http://bnecafeexplorer.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/ltd-espresso-brew-bar-fortitude-valley/
Ltd is quite simply the most sophisticated coffee venue in Brisbane. The owner and barista is a gentleman and obviously a talented creator of coffee. I have been delighted with his smooth flat whites and am nearly always tempted into a single origin shot, with the particular bean he has in the grinder for the week. This week there has been a particularly amazing coffee from Guatamala called Esperanza which has truly blown me away. The flavor profile that the barista is able to draw out of the La Marzocco Strada is exceptional. I always leave better educated than when I arrived and on a high from such high quality coffee. The atmosphere is relaxed and unassuming and looking around at people in the Ltd, it is clear that everyone feels welcome, not just the aficionados. The only negative comment is that the drive from home is way too long. Why can't there be a Ltd in Tweed Heads??
Ermehgerd erltehdeh! Superb little joint, consisting of not only consistent and delicious coffee, but also plenty of laughs and a charming, personalised environment. This is everything I seek in a cafe/espresso bar. Every time I go in, I'm greeted with friendly smiles, a clean, artistic environment and simple, considerate customer service (first name basis is welcoming and makes the customer feel appreciated). I find Ltd. is a great place to take friends that previously didn't have a very prominent interest in coffee, as Luke offers not only delicious milk coffee, but also heavenly, consistent shots, whacky creations, i.e. the "Slammer", plus often a little bit of knowledge about what he's doing and how he's doing it. The design of the store, with customers in a great position to view Luke's superior skill, using a customised strada tips off the bar. Very impressive. Would recommend.