Good quality coffee. Personally, I like it more punchy, but the quality is good and the coffee comes out as the beans intended it. Service was great (after being send away from the barista as she ‘cannot take orders’), the guy doing table service was a great chap and super friendly. Recommend to people who like a smooth coffee, rather than a punch to wake you up :).
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Joep reviewed Wattle Cafe
Better than expected. I always go to Anonymous, but they were closed on the public holiday. I was not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. The cafe was made well, however, as mentioned before it is not very strong or does not have a major ‘kick’ that I like. All in all, i would be back if Anonymous is closed.
Great great coffee :). I think they use the same beans as cafe con leche in Surry Hills, which are delicious :). The barista knew what a Ristretto is and made a fantastic one, but the person taking the orders did not, so try and make sure you order with the ‘right’ person. Food looked great, but we didn’t try. It is a real yuppie style cafe designed to produce ‘instagrammable’ drinks/food. Quality is great though, so not all about the looks :).
Joep reviewed The Little Lord
Espresso. I have not had a weaker/watery non coffee tasting espresso in a long long time. I reckon it might be ok for people drinking milky coffees, but I would describe this coffee as ‘coffee for people who don’t like the taste of coffee’. Cannot recommend for anyone who truely loves their coffees. I do not understand the rating on BH at all...
Joep reviewed The Diver Cafe
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.
The Diver Cafe
a year ago
Thanks Joep for your feedback. Sydney standards are very high, and we think we are continually trying to improve our coffee.
Joep reviewed Lords of Pour
Four sides to my story: - coffee great (ristretto/espresso/cold drip) - food is good, but small portions so if you are hungry... - service overall great, except... - ... the female barista/manager, I have never seen a worst party sponge in my life. She was extremely arrogant, unfriendly, non-helpful to both customers and other staff. All other staff was friendly and helpful so don't let the one rotten apple hold you back from going here :)
Joep reviewed Cafe con Leche
Love this hole in the wall place! The owner is a good guy from Colombia and a great character :). The coffee is a single origin from Colombia and has a great punch to it! Service is friendly, yet a bit scattered (to be expected from our South American friends :)). Do stop by and try it out, you won't regret.
Joep reviewed Coffee Away
Great hole in the wall place, with a couple of benches and nice cushions outside. Coffee is good and solid, no highs no lows. The double espresso was smooth. Staff is friendly and enthusiastic :). No problem ordering without a lid etc. Minor improvement options (now I'm nit-picking) a small take-away cup for espresso would be great vs. the standard size.
Joep reviewed Barber Shop Espresso
Double ris, double espresso, great! Likely the best in the wider area and definitely worth the stop wherever you are going :). Small little cafe with some simple snack/food options (avo on toast, banana bread) at fair prices. The guy is chilled and nice, quick explanation of where the beans were roasted, nice little chat :)