I was really looking forward to visiting this place as the location is wonderful and very convenient. My only concern was coffee but they seemed to have a passion for providing the quality coffee on their web site. All looked so promising. I visited End of the Road with friends. The place looked very cozy with tables under a tree looking down Brisbane river where citicat travels up and down the stream. The location and atmosphere were one of the best in Brisbane. I ordered coffee and passion fruit cheese cake. Cake was bought-in and the amount and taste were not too bad as bought in. Coffee was quickly made but I could see spillage on the side of a takeaway cup and I ordered long black - How could you spill? Coffee tasted weirdly bitter and stinging after taste. Most of my friends were not happy with coffee as well saying it lacked in flavour. That is very sad they could not offer great coffee but maybe they do not have to strive for the best quality coffee as they can expect innocent tourists and busy commuters as their main client base. That was really disappointing as the previous reviewer mentioned because this place has a lot of potential to become one of the best cafes in Brisbane!!!
Well, the old saying location, location, location rings true here and we were very excited to walk up the road to enjoy a coffee today. Lovely spot, right on the river, looking at the park. Perfect. Only one employee on and she was very friendly. It's bright lovely decor and a great range of seating options. Now just keen to try the espresso. Coffee Roasters seemed to be on all the cups and sugars, not sure what blend they are using? The girl was busy with a Icecream Fridge man and other customers so I couldn't chat about coffee to her. Our coffees came out and it was immediately obvious it was going to be a weak cup. The foam and crema was lightly sitting on the top of the coffee, the cups were probably over filled too. The taste, mild, weak with a slight bitterness at the end. A watery mouth feel an no robust flavours to pin your hopes on. Overall very very disappointing. :( While we were sitting there a customer came back with a takeaway and asked that another shot be put in it because the coffee was too weak? I think either some more training is needed or a different blend. At $4.00 for a small cup/takeaway New Farm is FULL of options for good rockin' espressos. The pull here is the location, the coffee needs to be just as good as the view. Will try again another morning, but if that is the standard, I will happily walk to the next place.
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