I love this place, been coming for 5 years - usually in the morning - so can only speak for the full-time staff - who are great (especially Rose!), consistently good coffee, always hot enough. Try one of their fresh muffins, usually a different kind each morning of the week!
This place is a strange mix of 70s cafe, Lygon St and modern Australia. I don't think it works. A tacky line of granite tables lines one side of the cafe, whilst a quite impressive bar lines the other. The tables are extremely close together, and the cafe is noisy. Service is friendly, but clueless. The wait staff really had no idea who had ordered and who was waiting on food. Worse still, the food took a while to come out. And when it did, the waiter was bemused by my wife's request for some milk with her oversized bowl of muesli. The coffee I ordered was a truly strong latte. Sadly, there was nothing else special about it. I'm yet to find a decent place for coffee on Lygon St. The search continues.
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