Somehow this place gets better with more and more visits. Rwandan double spro from Artificer was citrus city in the best way. Heaps of clarity. Vibes from staff are great, each visit makes me want to come back sooner than the last.
Coffee: 10 Service: 10 Atmosphere: 9
Espresso on house blend (mix of Columbians) had a thick crema, was underwhelmingly bitter to start, did go a bit dark choc on cooking but not up there with some of the shots I’ve had here.
Don’t know what all the fuss is about with this place? My flat white was honestly a little burnt and my wife’s soy cap was overheated so the milk separated. Had high hopes but was really disappointed...
Been here a few times and they consistently do a good coffee. They are open 7 days a week, even during public holidays when other cafes are close! A haven for those desperate for a good cup of coffee on a lazy day. A large almond milk cappuccino cost $4.50. My request for "extra hot with extra chocolate sprinkles on top" are always met. Plus they give you these yummy bite size cookies for free with your coffee. This is where I go for coffee in Hurstville if my preferred Campos place isn't open.
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
Coffee: 10 Service: 8 Atmosphere: 9
Costa Rican Gesha double espresso initially had a rich fruity acidic aftertaste, cooling opened it out to a vivid mix of citrus acidity with sweeter berries. Rich, sweet, moreishly acidic and balanced - impressively delicious, only slightly let down by some bittering on the aftertaste.
Coffee: 10 Service: 8.5 Atmosphere: 8
Attractive light acidity to start the Costa Rican espresso, some maybe green grapey action to follow - very enjoyable. Flatty chaser robust yet not overpoweringly so. Always impressed that during weekdays they have such a loyal over-60s crowd.
I had a double espresso and thought it was ok. Didnt do much for me. The place is also quite small and there is no food at all. I can see why it appeals to some people - but it didnt light my fire.
Equipment LaMarzocco Linear PB Mythos One Grinder EK43 with custom twin doser Batch Brewer Tiamo Cold Drip
Coffee was fantastic (pour over, wife: skim cap). Food and service was great, but food came a little slow. These people deserve your money in exchange for coffee.
Service is fab. Very knowledgeable owner, happy to answer any questions asked about coffee. Always buy my beans from these guys. Latte always steamed to perfection but also THE BEST cold drip I’ve had in a long time! Amazing flavours!
Favourite cafe in the area. Baristas and kitchen staff are always friendly. Coffee is amazing! Using a blend from Single O roasters and delicious singles from ZEST.
Should I hav a coffee in this blistering heat? It seems that it is still necessary.. Got a cappuccino t/away initially too strong but mellowed to a smooth blend after resting.
Iced coffee was on point and refreshing on a hot summers day.. ☀️
After Christmas break tried single origin. Nice, smooth well rounded. Always satisfying.
Popped in here on my way to work this morning. Coffee was pleasant, with friendly enough service. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Super friendly staff, beautiful food, excellent atmosphere! Flattie on point.
Thanks - just another perfect coffee/breakfast/service its go to make fore a Perfect Day
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I find it hard to fault this little cafe. Best in Coogee? Best in Sydney!!
Fantastic service ... coffee great...try the lemon tart 🙂
Ristretto/Espresso. Rating on Beanhunter massively overstated imo. Service was pretty average for Sydney standard. Coffee not bad, but nothing near great. Location is great though, little corner shop semi-overlooking Coogee beach.
Friendly, efficient & committed staff. Barista pulled a lovely S.O. espresso of Ethiopian origin. Would have preferred a darker roast but just personal preference. Coffee extracted well with lovely rich crema. Nice complexity.
Nicely done tiny cafe in handy location. Only one size cup with beautiful design. Ordered a capp - was ok, thicker froth would've been good
Where do I begin... I have been a regular customer of SteamTank for almost as long as they have been open. As a budding coffee enthusiast back then, I am so glad I lived in a place called Hornsby near these absolute coffee gods. While there have been staff changes from the OG line up, the service and customer experience has never wavered. I personally love a batch brew: and with their roster of sample roasters and Mecca masterpieces, the palate has a new experience every time that you join the team for a cuppa. While it would be lovely for them to expand to have sitting area, their niche hole in the wall style has been something people of Hornsby have come to know and love about the SteamTank experience. As a young man at 17, when things were tricky at home, SteamTank became a little home away from home. With the warmth of a well balanced and exciting batch brew, and the pleasure of their company I will always hold SteamTank as the place I truly discovered my love of Coffee. Thank you SteamTank, and I will forever be a loyal customer!
Kind of grapefruit vibe to the Kenyan espresso - nice. Lovely mouthfeel to the flat white traveller
Excellent coffee, super friendly staff!!
Great place in Surrey Hills, coffee was fantastic and service was really friendly. If you're in Sydney and looking for great coffee def a place to go.
Thinking you guys have changed your name but previously you didn’t hit the mark for me, but recently you guys have changed your name and stepped up the game hands down the best dirty chai I’ve had in a long time the large cup that you don’t want to end.
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.
Excellent cosy little cafe. Flat white and cappuccino always good and tasty. Staff are warm and knowledgeable. Food also quick and great. Our go to in this part of the world.
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!
Reuben Hills Ethiopian had more bitterness than ideal. Same beans for a double a couple of days later had more to offer with the bitterness toned down and more cocoa coming through. FWs good both times.
Kenyan from Small Batch made me think of the roasted pineapple cake at Dinner by Heston - nice.
Asked if they still did 'magic' on their menu, but apparently they don't anymore and can't do it to order :( Then asked for a piccolo with Kenyan origin I believe. There was a depth and complexity of fruity and berry flavours to the origin. Well done!
A rather nice brew, as could be expected from the Alchemy mob. Love sitting, sipping and people watching in The Strand.
Coffee was very balanced and excellent ratio of espresso to milk. Smooth and chocolate flavours which was slight sweet and without bitterness and smoke. Really enjoyed this coffee.
Great coffee, they always busy so need to wait little bit long time.
Delish coffee!! Great food Great service
The espresso on Whitehorse had some stone fruit gear going on to start but became rather bitter. The milk in the FW was well cared for.
White Horse for the espresso had a nice lash of acidity over dark chocolate. Takeaway FW was a bit warm. Haven’t been here for a while now they don’t open Saturdays. Still busy.
We were staying in the area and found the review on Bean hunter and went there for breakfast. Food and coffee were awesome!
Great coffee - best in Livo. Good atmosphere, friendly vibes and prompt service. Shame that the barista doesn’t seem to recognise the symbol for soy, but all in all a good drop.
Good atmosphere. Had a flat white with extra shot and it needed it. But was yum. Waitress touch stressed, so not as welcoming as she could be, but they were very busy so all was forgiven.
Costa Rican espresso had intense vanilla on the first sniff - strongest I've experienced. First few sips were a full on plum sweetness that gave way to apricot as it cooled. A delightful and intense espresso with incredible guidance by staff. Wonderful.
Coffee: 9 Service: 9 Atmosphere: 8
Piccolo was well done! Delightful surprise as it's tucked away in the District.