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reviewed Paramount Coffee Project

32 reviews · 9 months ago

It is a good spot but just a bit expensive, starting with a $8.50 juice drink that was 75% ice cubes. They’ve obviously done their homework with cost v portion size straight from the the Captain Bligh trip-across-the-ocean-let’s-make-it-last playbook. The coffee was reasonable, but when I order cappuccino I want regulation froth. The one I got would not have scored well in any coffee contest. I got a park right out front which was noice. Overall worth a look because I could have been overly grouchy. Staff were great.

reviewed Low Fi Coffee

32 reviews · a year ago

When visiting from Australia and used to proper coffee, we were having a grizzle to one of the “Community Ambassadors” (security on bikes) on Beale St about the subject. We were told that this place (tucked inside a shop called Stock & Belle) was the place to be. We weren’t disappointed.

reviewed CSC Cafe

32 reviews · a year ago

I trusted the earlier review about this being the local bicyclist’s spot. It was 35 degree outside (and a lot more at the zoo) so we nabbed a spot under the a/c vent. That done, we ordered coffee which hit the spot. The CSC burger was amazing, as was the Vege/Haloumi stack and No.2 sammich. Highly recommended!

reviewed The Red Door Cafe

32 reviews · 2 years ago

The cappuccino I had was really nice, and the bride reports her hot chocolate was well above average. The highlight was reading the Beanhunter reviews while deciding on what we'd say. All pretty accurate: drinks excellent, food great (according to the couple next to us), and the staff could lighten up a bit (even when busy when some tenderness with the punters goes a long way)!

reviewed The Oyster Man Cafe

32 reviews · 3 years ago

Went there for a coffee because best ranked for Forster/Tuncurry, only to find it was based on one review. The place was full, but not due to the coffee. Everyone was ordering Eggs Benedict which then explained the crowd. Coffee? Average. Breakfast? Looks the go.

reviewed Lou's Cafe

32 reviews · 4 years ago

In desperate need of a hit prior to a glum visit to Kempsey Gaol I spotted this joint. I was pretty impressed with the decor, as it was like stepping back into the 1950's. The staff were terribly friendly, and given my destination I was suspicious of everyone, and didn't think they really meant that they would look after me. I was mistaken, by the end I was convinced that they genuinely were happy to be there. The coffee, double shot cap, was excellent and the milk was stretched perfectly - and a cm thick. I'll be back.

reviewed Milkbar

32 reviews · 4 years ago

Six months later, and Dave the barista doesn't appear to have moved from behind his Elektra. Coffee was pretty good, (but my daughter commented about the clump of chocolate at the bottom of her milkshake. I guess that means don't have the Rocky Road). A lot less busy than the famous bakery, which had gone mainstream and lost its X factor.

reviewed Proud Mary

32 reviews · 5 years ago

This is a must for anyone visiting Melbourne. They know they're good too, you won't see the words "Proud Mary" written anywhere. The coffee speaks for itself, but with their breakfasts, very generous servings. The staff go out of their way to make sure there's not one thing to grizzle about. A top spot.

reviewed Cafe Centro

32 reviews · 5 years ago

It's obvious these guys take their trade seriously. I read all of the reviews while having my first double-shot cap. Sadly the milk wasn't as stretched as much as it should have been. So, I ordered a second and I wasn't disappointed. The two guys on the Mecca were very focused. I'll be back.

reviewed Nice At Nelson Bay

32 reviews · 6 years ago

A visit here will not disappoint. What everyone else has said about the Eggs Benedict is spot on, clearly deserving of "signature dish" status. The kids pancakes were wolfed down: enough said there. The raisin toast: exquisite (no, really. presentation 10/10). Now, the coffee. We came here specifically for the coffee. Disclaimer alert: I always want my coffee to taste like Campos in Newtown. I had two, just to see if the second could be improved. It couldn't, in fact it was a bee's dick under par. (Must be read in conjunction with Campos alert above). On balance, well worth the visit for no reason other than the rest of you telling me I was too harsh. Staff: couldn't do more. Very pleasant.

reviewed The Borough Barista (Marylebone)

32 reviews · 6 years ago

The first thing you notice are the ANZAC bickies, which weren't expected. The friendly barista explained the joint is owned by an Aussie, then everything fell into place. This place made the best coffee I've had in London. Highly recommended.

reviewed Caffè Fratelli

32 reviews · 6 years ago

I followed the lead of the previous reviewer and ordered a doppio cappuccino. Milk was stretched perfectly, but sadly they'd somehow burnt the draw. Careful if you order a large hot chocolate: it'll come in a small bucket.

reviewed Mars Hill café

32 reviews · 7 years ago

I haven't been here for a couple of years, attracted here first by very serious reviews. It didn't disappoint today. I challenged barista to impress me, and he didn't let me down. Best spot on the strip.

reviewed Amelia Franklin

32 reviews · 7 years ago

You'll need a compass to get here because the signage is almost non-existent. Once you are directed to the doorway, it's up the stairs. Very mysterious, but once you're there you won't be disappointed. The barista was happy to chat coffee and was pretty (professionally) passionate about his boss, who roasts her own beans and supplies to a number of cafes in the town and beyond. I bought some Peruvian beans on the recommendation of the barista, who even gave me a special shot there and then to support his opinion. Another place worth popping into if you've been attracted to this lovely little village.

reviewed Lodge 241

32 reviews · 7 years ago

Happily spent the day in Bellingen, and the beautiful Autumn weather added to the occasion. Ask the locals where they prefer the coffee and they say this joint. Their opinion didn't disappoint with amy coffee tasting sweet and smooth, and the milk textured perfectly. The bride commented how nice the hot chocolate was, with the nipper refusing to offer me a sip of her milkshake. No more needed to be said there. The building itself is grand and well worth the walk, (because there's no parking to speak of). Just to prove I'm a real coffee snob my only complaint was the square cup my coffee was served up in, and the waitress not matching the oozing enthusiasm that I had for being in their joint. Worth the visit.

reviewed Atomica Caffe

32 reviews · 7 years ago

Atomica has always been our final destination in Melbourne before heading to the airport to go back to NSW, and always a much anticipated highlight. This MO is likely to be rethought after this mornings visit. We found a seat under a speaker that was silent when we sat down, but cranked up soon after. I'm no grandad (53) but reluctantly asked the hired hand if he could turn the techno vibe down a bit. He appeared to do "something" and I suspect it was turned up a bee's dick. The breakfasts, Atomica Big Brekkie, Veggie Brekky and pancakes for the nipper were generous. The latte (as reported by the bride) was smooth. My single shot cap was just as expected - also smooth, sweet and perfect. I decided to crank it up and ordered a double-shot cap. Sadly it didn't materialize. I have to agree with the other poster on here - the staff appeared to be here for themselves. Not us poor souls beating a path to their door. Time for a new Melbourne last destination methinks.

reviewed Atomica Caffe

32 reviews · 7 years ago

Atomica has always been our final destination in Melbourne before heading to the airport to go back to NSW, and always a much anticipated highlight. This MO is likely to be rethought after this mornings visit. We found a seat under a speaker that was silent when we sat down, but cranked up soon after. I'm no grandad (53) but reluctantly asked the hired hand if he could turn the techno vibe down a bit. He appeared to do "something" and I suspect it was turned up a bee's dick. The breakfasts, Atomica Big Brekkie, Veggie Brekky and pancakes for the nipper were generous. The latte (as reported by the bride) was smooth. My single shot cap was just as expected - also smooth, sweet and perfect. I decided to crank it up and ordered a double-shot cap. Sadly it didn't materialize. I have to agree with the other poster on here - the staff appeared to be here for themselves. Not us poor souls beating a path to their door. Time for a new Melbourne last destination methinks.

reviewed The Maling Room

32 reviews · 7 years ago

This place never disappoints. 9.30am Monday morning and the place was pumping. I'd read the previous reviews on my way here, and it appears the only complaint was the staff's ability to cope when they were busy. Someone in charge had obviously read the reviews as well, because within 30 seconds of snagging a seat we were asked for our order. I expected a wait because there was people everywhere. 2 minutes max and we were sipping away. The coffee tastes like there was no one else here and the barista had all morning to get it right. This mob are on top of their game. Bravo.

reviewed Self Preservation

32 reviews · 7 years ago

Well worth the visit. Very pleasant staff, and the coffee had some care stirred in. Take the extra 5 steps from Pellegrini's and have a proper coffee made with clean machines and a smile.

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