Top Cafes of 2016 - Canberra - Queanbeyan

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in Canberra - Queanbeyan, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Best cafe Espresso Room (Canberra) in canberra for 2016

A pity I didn’t read the previous review as I too got the tepid coffee. It seems that too many baristas think they can tell the temperature of the milk based on touching the bottom of the jug, when in fact they are way out. Don’t know about 20 like last review but certainly under 50 degrees!

#4

The Cupping Room

Canberra City

Best cafe The Cupping Room in canberra for 2016

Simply stunning coffee. Worth a special visit.

Second time here at least and queue is out the door on a Saturday morning so expectation high. Sadly continues with canberra theme of fw too cool milk temperature and also too weak. I’ve become accustomed to warm coffee but this goes too far. Shows promise but definitely below what I’d hoped for considering high score.

Best cafe Barrio Collective in canberra for 2016

Washed Guatemalan espresso in their beautiful open cups had light citrus acidity over nectarines. The Guatemalan batch made me think of blackberries - real good

Guatemalan espresso had no sharp edges. Guatemalan batch had a roof-of-the-mouth coating creamy texture, red apples and almost savoury feel - real interesting.

Washed Guatemalan espresso had some darker roasting notes. Takeaway batch was fruity upfront with an increase in bitterness on the aftertaste.

#6

Coffee Lab

Canberra CBD

Best cafe Coffee Lab in canberra for 2016

The batch brew was on point. No bitter taste, smooth and sweet. Great fit out.

Robust cup with a liquorice edge to the Ona Washed Ethiopian espresso, more balanced than the same beans at Ona Fyshwick yesterday. Filter Panama had some tasty chocolate notes with some cheeky acidity and a buttery texture - real nice.

Very nice smooth blend, nice people and great service. Enjoyed my experience. Highly recommend and will be back.

Best cafe Ona Coffee House in canberra for 2016

Washed Ethiopian, which came as a tightish shot, had a liquorice bitterness over some more orange gear. The batch also had something of a bitter edge to it.

Tasty toffee and orange to the espresso on an Ona washed Columbian Batch was nicely fruity

Best cafe Penny University Coffee Roasters in canberra for 2016

Coffee is average. They don’t do soy milk well - often curdled in hot beverages or has lots of white clumps in the iced beverages. Staff say that’s just how soy milk is, so they aren’t aware. Brew is bitter regardless of milk choice. Everything else about the cafe is great. There’s a wide menu with lots of interesting choices. Service is prompt and polite. Setting is unique and cool.

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