Overview #20 in Melbourne Top Cafe 2015
I don't take places like Proud Mary for granted anymore. The expectation of exceptional coffee and the constant delivery of good coffee is remarkable. The service was on point and so was the buzz.. I sat at the communal table. They have a breakdown of coffees from the farm La Esperanza, owned by a family from El Salvador. This is all available to read on a coffee card which goes in to detail about process, varietal and flavour. The coffee is available in a filter or espresso option. My short Mac, the Pacamara varietal was spicy with a nice sweet fresh finish. As always a fantastic experience here
Like my last visit, I was in heaven drinking their house blend. Latte had a creamy mouth feel and chocolate notes with a hint of acidity to balance it. Food is good too with service friendly enough and efficient. Great vibe with plenty around even at 7:30am! 9.75/10
Took a 45min trip from the airport whilst on a stopover from gold Coast to Adelaide just to get some coffee and the ricotta hotcakes. Fantastic atmosphere and service. My wife was very impressed with the hotcakes. It was definitely worth the trip. The chai latte was great and the honey process filter was smooth with very delicate flavours. Can't wait until the next time I'm back.
Myself and my partner were excited to come here again after our experience about a year back. We came on a Monday, so the atmosphere was nice, quiet, and relaxed. The staff all seemed like they were enjoying the down time after a busy weekend; definitely can't hold that against them. We ordered an espresso, and flat white on Don Pepé Washed Catuai, and a filter on the natural process of the same estate. The espresso and flat white was somewhat disappointing. Both were hollow and lacking in defined flavours. I suspect the barista may have pulled the shots too long, or too fast, or both. The filter was aromatic and promising, however turned out to be watery, indicating that the recipe needed tweaking; perhaps increasing the dose. In all the coffee seemed to be far short of the known standard of this Cafe. Perhaps we happened to luck out this time? The food however was amazing! It was prepared surprisingly fast, and was very satisfying. The service was relaxed, personal, and attentive. Great atmosphere!
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