I love the coffee here, but mostly get take away and in the early morning. I find it consistently good with good focussed staff. When I have eaten in during the day or grabbed a coffee on the weekend during the day the quality can be very variable and you can end up waiting way too long.
Looks modern and hip, pity the same attention is not given to their product. Strange tasting beans they use, didn't get my order right (despite only bring 2 simple coffees - served by the manager mind you), and burger served on a stale bun, which was very dry, despite a big puddle of water on the plate it was served.
Canberra (a sister cafe just up the street at number 7). Intense acid in the day’s beans, but well balanced by the natural sweetness. The flavours were dark with citrus overtones but no bitterness. 10:30 on a public holiday was hectic with long queues but lucky to get a table for 2 indoors (2 outdoor areas: front and back). A great opportunity to watch the clientele and staff who were constantly in motion but efficient and attentive. The espresso came with a glass of lightly spritzed mineral water although water was readily available to all. Efficient, experienced baristas kept the long list of orders flowing with consistent attention to quality and detail.
Recommended by a friend but fairly disappointed with the coffee. Ordered breakfast which arrived very quickly (not an issue) but coffee took another 10-15 minutes so had almost finished when it arrived. Also asked for avocado with the eggs which tasted like it was from a tube. Otherwise the food was great. My coffee was quite bitter and milk was watery.
LSR has great atmosphere, a great crowd, spectacularly good food and ridiculously bad coffee. I've been five times and they've got my order every time. Even when I got highly specific, the order was still wrong (when I asked for a mug, they gave me a tiny glass...) I've honestly had better coffee at McDonalds (the quality may be low at maccas but at least they can get the order right). Go for the food and then head across the road to mod for the coffee.
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