It is a hole in the wall cafe, but food selection is rather wide, and coffee is really enjoyable. I had single origin long black and my partner had blend as FW. My partner asked why SO was not recommended as milk-based coffee, and the owner explained it very well. We were not sure what we wanted after an early flight, but they were happy for us to take time. Very pleasant experience.
Friendly warm staff, a relaxed place with great food and delicious coffee. The coffee is roasted on premise and staff will chat you through their seasonal blends. I've been able to learn lots over casual chats while waiting for my takeaway with the barista. The customer service is always unpretentious, they'll remember your coffee order and will have a chat and a laugh with you. The food menu is also seasonal, and the new chefs creative take on cafe staples will keep you coming back. Genuine hospitality, great food and excellent coffee. This is the kind of place that makes a regular customer out of me.
Visited last year and this time round the coffee was even better. Fantastic atmosphere, laid back and friendly. When you are offered the option to fix up the bill at the end of your visit, it is obvious the type of environment you have been welcomed into. This is the first sit down cafe I have been to in a long while that makes you feel not just welcome, but wanted. Chris is a wonderfully friendly guy who is happy to have a chat and answer any questions you may have. Real passion and respect for coffee and customer service. Roasting is done on site so not only is quality control going to be top notch, but freshness of the bean is absolutely ensured. Also had the pleasure of trying the cold drip coffee which was unlike anything I have tried before. Highly recommended and compared to the price of cold drip elsewhere in the city, very very reasonable (as was the pricing of the latte). While so many cafes offer a quality coffee with friendly service, Newtown Specialty Coffee goes above this and provides a true cafe experience. If you visit Newtown Specialty Coffee you will not regret it and will most definitely find a cafe you can go back to again - I know I will.
A little out of the way from the CBD, the trip to Newtown Specialty Coffee is most definitely worth it. I can't remember the roast I got specifically, but it was delicate and smooth with a bit of a fruity after taste. Perfectly blended and served by a lovely and passionate team who were willing to have a chat and offer their thoughts on the coffee. Great service and atmosphere. Definitely will be revisiting next time I'm down Brunswick way.
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