I was very excited to hear of the appearance of a Strada EP in Brisbane and had to check it out - and Luke does not disappoint. He's pulling great tasting espresso while pushing extraction boundaries with his pressure profiling skill. I learn something every time I visit! His cafe is also continually evolving and a lovely cool and clean escape from the Valley outside.
Reviews of Ltd espresso brew bar
Awesome concept. Although different and bold to only offer "limited" choices and solely focus on coffee. This means the quality of coffee is out of this world! Luke has a rare set of qualities that most cafes/baristas lack. Honesty, humility and passion. 3 basic ingredients to be awesome at anything. This is reflected in the coffees he make. I've tried all the varieties and haven't been disappointed yet. Well done! Keep it up.
I'm a great believer in you should always try a place at least twice. Unless you can see on the first visit that the skill or passion isn't there. Not the case for Ltd, you can see the skill and passion. Today there was a different bean in use and we got to meet the owner Luke. Two beautiful flat whites again. Pretty damn close to flawless, well for us at least. Well rounded and extremely smooth. A beautiful mouth feel and a lovely finish on the palate. Simple as that. Enjoyed a little heart cookie with it, nice as it had a little zing of lemon which balanced well with the coffee. I just know I am going to enjoy becoming a regular here, just finding the motivation to walk up to Brunswick Street, will be the only challenge. Bravo Luke :)
wow wow wow, that is all I can say. Well no not really. Have tried the nearby Reverends and thought time to try Ltd as I was walking home. My flat white was poured in front of me at the bar seating. The Barista was friendly and obviously talented. He said I should have told him first I wanted a sugar in it, and he could have dropped the sugar in before he poured the milk. I said I would try it without a sugar first, as the latte art was too perfect to spoil. He said hopefully the coffee was good enough not to need a sugar. And he was right! Beautifully extracted, sweet, well rounded, robust. A lovely after taste and beautifully textured milk. Just a downright near perfect flat white. So thank you...for a very fine espresso. Awesome to have two such fine establishments side by side....just a bummer that you can only get her by foot. I would pop in more often if there was easy parking. oh well.
It's hard to explain how fantastic this experience is. Every coffee served here is perfect. Luke is friendly, knowledgeable and seriously wants every customer to love their coffee and takes the time to talk to you and find out what you like and don't like. And basically there's nothing not to like! Opening hours are fantastic too - finally a great coffee experience that doesn't end at midday on a weekend. Can't speak highly enough of this place.