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Baristance reviewed St Ali
Just moved to Melbourne, and had to check this place out as it's the home to some big hitters in the coffee scene Happy to say it wasn't a let down, friendly and quick service, good atmosphere and a good buzz The coffee was immense, full and flavoursome, can't wait to return!!!
Baristance reviewed Memphis Belle
What a fun little spot, nestled on a corner unit and great retro vibes, I liked this place on first sight. Serving Flight Coffees Bomber on a Faema, brilliant coffee though a little long to come out, unless your a good looking girl then it seems you get your coffee ahead of the queue. Super friendly staff, a black haired beardy guy I think his name was Johnny? Was having great banter with customers Happy staff, happy coffee so happy customers Oh and my girlfriend said the chai was awesome
Baristance reviewed Flight Coffee Hangar
Hmmmm, second trip back to Flight, as I wanted to give them a second chance, but after all the hype and excitement for going there upon landing in wellington I'm ultra disappointed. I'm unsure what's going on with their shots but at least to my pallet the coffees seemed very sour, and left me no desire to savour my brew but to drink it quickly to get it out the way I put this originally down to their blend (think its Bomber) not being my cup of erm.. tea, but having tried other shops serving Flight beans I think it's actually Flight themselves that's the issue. It saddens me to write this as they are clearly an institution in Wellington.
Baristance reviewed Lamason
Great shop, quite hidden and serving a great cup of coffee, People's beans on a San Marco, service was super friendly and I felt very welcome here having a chat with the new barista, who came from Mojo, whoever you are you served me a sterling cappuchino amazing coffee and amazing service
Baristance reviewed Leeds Street Bakery
The coffee here is amazing and easily the best I have had so far in Wellington, using a great set up of Spirit and EK grinder. A definite air of pretentiousness from the male barista but I can't blame him as I'm sure he knows he's rocking it
Baristance reviewed Coogee Pavilion
Well that was glorious!! Coogee pavilion was packed out today for some event or something and I got the feeling that it wasn't the normal atmosphere so I have left that at a 5 I stopped here purely because they are serving Their Will & Co beans on a Slayer. a SLAYER! the coffee was perfection and the bearded barista knew what he was doing! Well done to him Will be returning!!
Baristance reviewed The Little Kitchen
jeepers these guys really need to sort out whats going on, in the area again this weekend, and fancied a take away. i don't even know where to start, i suppose ill start by saying i just threw the coffee in the bin :( its hard pin the problem down as i don't think it was one problem but a few, the coffee was sour, sort of like goats cheese or a bit ricotta-ish, but being in the business i reckon it was down to a incredibly short extraction, producing a sour shot, and a dirty rancid machine, or maybe it was just sour milk they gave me but either way, thats it for me, game over and good night i won't return
Baristance reviewed Brewtown Newtown
what can you say about this place?? what words can do it justice? staggering, inconceivable or astonishing come to mind me and my girlfriend popped in for lunch a few weeks ago and were lucky enough to find a table, i had the vegan burger that was godly and she had the prawn pasta i think, the food was amazing, but the coffee!! praise the divine forked beard of neptune!! i had the cold brew they have on tap, flavours were unreal! then i had a post lunch cap, sweet umbrella of Mary Poppins, best cappuccino i have ever had! so balanced! i wonder do they offer rooms? because i want to live here!!!
Baristance reviewed The Little Kitchen
We ate at little kitchen today for breakfast, we have seen the place is usually quite busy so thought we would give it a go, the food was quite good but being BeanHunter i will review the Coffee, second time having coffee here, i had a single origin on a long black take away, over extracted and disappointing and then today i had my usual cappuccino with breakfast, oddly it was both watery and over extracted, i had a great vantage point looking straight into the machine, i could see the shots coming out were more Lungos than normal espressos and were running WAY into the blondeing phase of extraction hence the watery and bitter taste go for the food, not for the coffee, great buzz atmosphere and the girls serving are nice polite and prompt
Baristance reviewed Not Just Coffee
Local cafe to me, great consistent espresso, great to Pop in for a take away , though the food is awesome too, toasties especially! Tough to choose between this and Ampersand Cafe I would choose this for espresso based beverages though.
Baristance reviewed Ampersand Cafe and Bookstore
Super awesome cafe, I always have the Cold Drip coffee, super nice, much preferred over their espresso based drinks Oh you HAVE to try the Cookie and cream cake pastry thing they have on the counter! To DIE for Great vibey atmosphere, a cool buzz about the place
Baristance reviewed Le Petit Cafe
What a Gem, hidden from the crowds of sunburnt tourists, a real locals hide out, i can't believe it hasn't been reviewed in so long. The coffee is so smooth and sweet, perfect extraction, the staff are super friendly. So far i have only been able to get take away coffees on my trips into Coogee at the weekends as people seem to fight for tables to dine in as its only a small place, the food looks amazing though i haven't tried it yet this is my go to place in Coogee, well worth the the walk up the hill, if people make the small detour past the usual places i think this could get the best coffee in Coogee
Baristance reviewed Square Peg Cafe
I have become increasingly disappointed with square peg, not living unto the hype but it does seem to live up to its name a little, doesn't quite fit what i want, its always busy, but don't take that for a sign of greatness, more just a convenient location, the coffee is passable mostly, though my last one was hideously under extracted, the service is a little sterile and i felt like i was on a conveyor belt personally i would keep walking to Le Petit
Baristance reviewed Joe Black X (King St)
totally worth a stop, just around the corner from Apple great coffee, always consistent, can't complain. i would stop again and again, the service is quick but a little lacking on the smile front sometimes, but thats me just being picky
Baristance reviewed Workshop Espresso
if Jesus were a coffee bean, this is the Bethlehem i love this place, the coffee is literally so good it makes baby Narwhals cry, makes the polar ice caps re freeze and saves the whales in the southern ocean, and helps fight ISIS if coffee were a DJ this would be Ibiza but in all seriousness, if your in the CBD you'd be stone mad to walk by, they have a great blend that i think is their own and not just the wooloomooloo stuff everywhere else has, they have 2 Single Orrigins on the go at any one time stop by sample the blend, stop again, get a single O, its always really busy, i dread to think of the kelos they use a day but its SOOO worth the wait, don't be put off by the baristas looking a bit annoyed and dull, they work chuffing hard and produce top notch coffee without error all day everyday and they will until the Lord graces the earth again
Baristance reviewed Quince
Not a bad place at all, the guy who always seems to do the till is super cool and enthusiastic, the coffee is consistent and good, though TBH its just Campos, if you need a cup and your passing you may as well local/regular tip : the girl with the tattoos and the cool cap is they barista to look out for, any others and i would suggest walking on
Baristance reviewed Triple Pick Coffee
THE ONLY place to go in BJ! coffee here is amazing and roasted in house i think, you are treated to a display of roasting on the shop floor sometimes while you wait for your coffee as they has a small roaster for all to watch, the people are really nice and the coffee is nicer!! a must for any coffee lover
Baristance reviewed Toby's estate (Bondi Junction)
jeeeepers, this place really doesn't too any justice for Tobys, my go too mainstream coffee if i can't find anything a little more boutique, i originally went here when they were only doing take aways while the seating area was still under construction, and the coffee was quite good, but on every return prior the coffee has been near UNDRINKABLE! and have had to fight through it, so bitter and gross, a mix i think of over extraction and a dirty not properly cleaned machine. not to mention the service is tremendously slow, I'm talking a 10-15 min wait for a take away cap. AVOID