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I have not found a better option for coffee in South Melbourne yet. Great choices of single origin beans, ambience options with various seating arrangements and the staff do their utmost to serve promptly in a friendly and courteous manner. My regular several times each week!
Open 6 days a week (closed sunday), this cafe offers all of the best coffee blends by Dimattina, including Single origins. The cafe has a European feel, which is complimented by the Dimattina training school attached at its rear. Here you will find a range of coffee machines, both commercial and domestic, as well as other coffee equipment and retail coffee. If you are not in a rush, you can sit at the back section next to a fireplace while you sip your cup of goodness. Food is delicious, with a breakfast and lunch menu. We tried the house blend, Prima tazza, in the latte and short black. Both were a full bodied and full flavoured coffee, with a smooth creamy finish. Great consistency, and a credit to blend. The hazelnut notes did come through in the short blacks aftertaste. The single origin from Costa Rica was tried as a ristretto, and really packed a punch! Perfect acidity, with a dark chocolate finish. Staff are very friendly, and Barrista 'Candy' has an obvious passion for coffee, with flawless latte art skills.