Still carrying the taste of strong coffee from an hour earlier elsewhere in the City, we dropped in to Degraves Espresso for a couple of piccolos. Glad we did as they were excellent. Only the second time since Monday that coffees weren't served in ceramic cups with their micro serves. A good strong coffee that had a chocolatey after taste that was pleasant on the palate.
This place looks like a great place to get a good coffee. Very coffee focused...but unfortunately the coffee was very weak and had no flavour. Might be ok with a double shot but you shouldn't have to get an extra shot for it to taste like coffee! Sorry guys, very disappointing.
Recently stopped by for some after dinner coffee action. Flat white wasn't strong or hot enough to warrant a 2nd round. It's a shame that the quality of espresso at Degreaves has slipped from being one of the most reliable caffeine dealers in the CBD and almost impossible to get seated. The downside of being surrounded by empty tables in the lane way is becoming an easy target for street beggars to prey on customers. Fond memories of toatsted muesli washed down with delicious Soy Flat Whites have become tarnished by infrequent visits that more often than not end in disappointment rather than being late to an appointment,
Coffee is great but you really have to weigh that up with the service... I've given this place several chances; if nothing else, you can say the service is consistent. Rude and obnoxious staff ... I wondered each time if I was meant to apologise for them having to serve me. No more chances. Plenty of great coffee establishments in Melbourne!
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