Reviews of Ltd espresso brew bar
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.
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.
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 :)