Crisp bit of acidity to start Ethiopian from Mecca espresso, maybe rounded off with some apricot gear - real nice. Bang on flatly chaser
Espresso on Kenyan Sample had some sweet red apple gear going on, low acidity, clean and real nice. Flat white was on point.
I’m a speciality coffee barista and am blown away by the consistently good drops that are churned out here. Definitely my favorite cafe North of the Bridge and in my top 5 in all Sydney. Keep up the good shit 🤙🏾
Hard to get too, hidden away. Seemed more like a mini canteen then a cafe and coffee was average at best.
Don’t know what all the hype is. After they sent me out a burnt espresso the first time I put a negative review on here, the owner pipes up and persuades me to come back for another try. No good. Again, burnt. If they can’t get the basic of basics right -espresso, how can they continue to produce good coffee? Is it that hard to train your baristas in the art of proper extraction? Approx 25ml/25 secs - have that for free! Or maybe the machine needs to be cleaned properly? Very very disappointing. Unfortunately a sad reflection of most cafes in Sydney that think if they have a good Instagram following then their coffee MUST be good.
Nice coffee, hard to find though..
Coffee was great!
Owners are great, and the flat white is easily the best I have found in the city. Flavours are strong and smooth and the milk is perfectly textured every time. Great beans to take home too. Rotation of filter beans is always a delight as well.
Just dropped in again this week for a 3/4 flat white. Still a treat every time. The difference between a cafe and somewhere that is passionate about coffee always shows through in the cup. Looking forward to my next visit. 👍🏼👏🏼
Great for takeaway. Not much room for sit down. Good coffee and friendly, efficient staff.
Had my large almond milk cappuccino made with their featured single origin - El Salvador. A mid-roast with a smooth and creamy mouth-feel. Aroma a mixture of burnt figs and cacao, finishing with a nice crispness. Extra kudos for my always making my coffee "extra hot with extra chocolate sprinkles on top", just how I like it. #Hurstville #18GramsCoffeeProject #SingleOriginBean #ElSalvador #AlmondMilkCappuccino
So it has been a while since I visited these guys and it seems as if they have raised the game even further! I still couldn’t go past the bacon and egg roll but I managed to convince myself to try the new single and it didn’t disappoint. Ta Lime crew!
Love Lime and still thinking of it while back in the UK. Named my new Acaia scales after your place Costas. All the best your Brit customer that left in July. Pete
Back in Sydney city and staying somewhere different which opens me to new cafes. I think I have another favourite cafe. Lime has great coffee, no really great! It’s also a gourmet sandwich bar, both pre-made and on demand. These looked sensational. Local city workers drop by for coffee and a sandwich. Definitely worth the visit. I will be returning tomorrow.
Burundi beans for the espresso had a nice dash of acidity and maybe some marmalade. Filter on Panama 90+ Gesha Yellow Natural processed was extremely impressive with an aroma of oak matured sour beer. Had a buttery mouthfeel, mature round sweetness, sort of mild caramel. Increase in acidity and more fruity notes on cooling. Awesome, just made me want to just drink more.
Burundi Long Black perfectly executed, thanks Jet
Panama 90+ Gesha cold fermentation had a buttery mouthfeel, low acidity and was very clean. Was more subtle than some Geshas, towards the vanilla, molasses end of the spectrum with maybe some apricot. A gentle brew. Espresso on an Ethiopian had a nice toffee tone
Very tasty espresso had a berry sweetness with a clean dash of lime - real good. The FW to-go has well treated milk.
Really enjoyed Marvell St Ethiopian espresso, had this lovely bit of acidity over a more caramel backbone - great combination of flavours. Bang on FW followed
The aroma of the truffle toastie worked well with the chocolatey cherry of the Marvell Street Kenyan espresso. Enjoyed the nuttiness of flat white traveller.
Rwandan espresso had a silky mouthfeel and minimally acidity but attractive roasted peach vibe - real nice
Ethiopian espresso had a bit of fruit to start, bittered on the aftertaste - alright. Guatemalan pour over had a delicate sweetness and acidity that made for a delicious cup.
Columbian pour over was clean with some stone fruits, was a bit milder than expected.
Equipment LaMarzocco Linear PB Mythos One Grinder EK43 with custom twin doser Batch Brewer Tiamo Cold Drip
Kenyan espresso on Zest beans had some strong grapefruit action going on to start, slightly let down by a more bitter ending. Enjoyed the takeaway FW
Favourite local cafe! Best coffee in Rockdale by far and delicious food options. Staff are very friendly and attentive, it’s only made it easy for me to become a regular. Thanks Swallow!
They recently changed roaster from single o to Zest and upgraded grinder and machine. Coffee tastes even better now and service is always consistently good.
Tasty Piccolo, very lovely flavour with silky milk work
Coffe as you would expect for Gabriel branded. Milk was creamy and not too heavy so balanced well. Service was quick and no minimum for using card which was great. Only downside was Hard to find parking, but you could get lucky on the day.
Little Marionette CoffeeTippety TeasLa Marzocco Linea Classic
Coffee was great!
Coffee is inconsistent according to who's making. Most days coffee is ok but only 1 day in a week a barista made spot on. Kitchen is a joke. I ordered eggs on toast and waited 15 minutes and all that came out of the kitchen before was 3 bacon and egg rolls. The toast was not toast and eggs were dry and I could do better at home and I could not finish.
Great coffee n atmosphere
Ecuador espresso had maybe some vanilla beans with a dash of citrus acidity - enjoyed
Marvel St Columbian for the espresso was alright with some red apple but bittered strongly on the finish Different Columbian for the batch was fruity, juicy and finished cleanly
Espresso was ok with maybe a bit of chocolate but fairly blended up - it was a blend after all. Batch was the highlight with some clean applely fruit gear going on.
New favourite coffee, very nice.
Columbian espresso was sort of darker choc to start but did veer towards bitterness at the end Enjoyed the Kenyan batch, made me think of green apple skins with that style of sweetness but also an underlying tartness. As it cooled became more grapefruit with an accompanying increase in acidity. Another espresso, this time on a Costa Rican was more fruity and finished more cleanly than first espresso- nice.
Wood & co Brazilian for the espresso was great - light acidity, bit of nectarine and molasses finish. Nice malty feel to the well-temperature flat white to-go
Truly comforting coffee.
Mecca Columbian espresso on a larger volume had a toasted roasted note underlying cherries upfront - nice. Flatly chaser was also well nice.
Espresso tasty but let down a little by increasing bitterness on the aftertaste. Takeaway FW tasted nutty and was rather good.
Espresso was ok but the Kenyan batch was something special, deliciously sweet and fruity - real good.
Columbian espresso had a tannic feel that edged towards a more bitter ending Ethiopian filter was fairly bitter, I didn’t finish.
Now called the Brew Lab Cafe, it’s a relaxed atmosphere, coffee is rich and silky. All in all pretty darn good.
Don’t love the bean they use here - a bit bland. But the consistency from the barista in terms of delivering a clean, balanced espresso with smooth milk is high. Also found the staff very friendly.
Cute little cafe, friendly staff. I found the coffee had a fruity taste to it which I did not like.
George and the crew at Mrs P's always deliver. Outstanding single origin doppio with perfect extraction. #lifeistooshortfor$hitcoffee Thanks guys!
Great coffee! Staff were friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was a bit average - could do with a bit of a make over.
Ethiopian from Rumble was surprisingly delicate with a light sweet acidity Temp of the FW was good.
Enjoyable sweetness to the espresso, it also finished cleanly. FW was warmer than ideal but was none too bad.
Molasses start to the Ethiopian espresso, finished was more cocoa Spot on temp to FW
The coffee here is always fantastic. The service is decent (they always are extremely busy).
Bit of sweetness over a sourer, maybe grapefruit core - pretty good. Pretty good FW also.
Found espresso on Ethiopian fairly average - overly bitter with not much else Pour over on El Salvador had some initial sweetness, ending not so clean FW to-go was by far the best, had a nice almond vibe
Way too hot. Taste was mediocre. Double shot wasn’t strong. Very disappointing considering the average review score.
Chocolatey pineapple to Myanmar Natural espresso, on cooling took on more of a fermented note - pretty out there but liked a lot. Solid flatty to finish.
Arrived at the end of the cupping. Panama Geisha (Toby’s Estates spelling) was awesome. Tasted like orange lolly snakes. Also a tasty Myanmar stood out. Espresso on another Myanmar (filter roast) had some liquorice and a creamy mouthfeel. Flatty to-go also on point.