empressroast reviewed Axil Coffee Roasters
In an area that so desperately needs it, up pops Axil Roasters which is as fresh as the lick of paint on it's sleek but modest facade. On entry, it's a vast space comprising of a huge mezzanine dining area spliced with a vertical 'green wall' of terracotta potted cascading plants which sections off an express counter & 'coffee to go' section. This is clearly designed to expertly manage people traffic flow on the premisis, and on it's packed first day, it's proving to be genius. Your senses are instantly piqued with the scent of freshly roasted Axil coffee (roasted, blended and bagged on site for retail and wholesale). As award winning barista's dish up velvety coffee's with cloud like crema and a zing of mint bounces around my palette with every delicious morsel of my smashed avocado with meredith fetta on crunchy toast, I'm inclined to think that this place is a very clever creation. Breakfast & lunch illustrate a varied and provincial range of favourites leaning heavily towards comfort food to no doubt ward off the bitter chill of Melbourne's cooler months. Servings are generous, so come with an appetite. I can easily see myself spending a lot of time here chatting to the attentive staff, sipping perfect coffee and admiring the glossy synchronisation of Axil's modern interior. Warm woods mix with industrial-garage chic and the fusion of themes is brilliantly juxtaposed with naked globes dangling from the ceiling by bright yellow power leads. The simple and stylistic fitout is not designed to dazzle, I think the coffee, food and service speaks for itself and is the clear champion here. Step up Melbourne, there's a new kid in town and it's going to be the leader of the pack!