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Pez King reviewed Blackbird Laneway
Went here a few times. Found the service very lacking and undesirable. If the staff put half the effort into serving as they did latte art, it would be a lot better. Never once felt very welcome and that’s a massive turn off for me. My flat whites were inconsistent and often very ashy and sour. My main reason for returning was batch brew as it is hard to find in Cairns so that’s a positive but I have decided to not return as it has been unavailable too many times.
Was my first stop landing in Cairns and I was happy to see some familiar Melbourne brands being repped so far north in a cute fitout. Not quite on point with the espresso but filter was awesome. I have returned for a flat white and it was okay just not quite the usual size and ratio of coffee>milk I’m used to. Keep up the important work of good coffee in cairns
Pez King reviewed NORMCORE COFFEE ROASTERS
Was recommended normcore when I was in a Melbourne cafe and it didn’t disappoint. The filter and espressos were mind blowing and definitely a highlight. The flat white could have been better, just lacking body and too hot. Bravo for black coffees though
Service was fairly abrupt and rushed and left a lot to be desired. Didn’t even know what origin my espresso was or what blend flat white was made on and staff were too distracted to be questioned. Can understand that being under the pump can cause this but there are plenty of similar places that are equally busy and can still give attentive service to you if you want it. Espresso was okay, balanced but very very acidic. Flat white was nice but lacking body.
Pez King reviewed Industry Beans Lt. Collins
My first look at a modbar setup in full swing. Very cool. Coffee wasn’t spectacular but setup is. Flat white had average milk and ashy, burnt taste. Perhaps an unlucky channeled shot. Unlikely to try again as the other options nearby are too outstanding to pass up on