The coffee here is top quality. Today, it was 40° so I opted for cold brew and it was smooth and delicious. Atmosphere is lacking but it is a small space so they’ve done the best they can with these restrictions. Definitely worth a shot.
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the.bald.ginger reviewed The Younger Brother
I used to quite like this little cafe but of recent it seems to have gone downhill. I believe there may have been a change of management which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s not what it once was. Coffee selections and service aren’t what I’ve become accustomed to here. It’s not a ‘no go’, just a ‘be cautious’
the.bald.ginger reviewed The Younger Brother
The Younger Brother is an unassuming cafe that really delivers. Their Middle-Eastern inspired menu is so delicious and their coffee is on point. I’ve been past here multiple times (given I live locally) and have never had an issue with a burnt, milky or weak coffee - these guys definitely know what their doing!
the.bald.ginger reviewed Market Lane Coffee
Tried this place for its attention to coffee rather than food and was not disappointed. The El Salvadoran Single Origin Espresso was, hands down, the best espresso I’ve ever had, smooth with a full fruity flavour that didn’t leave you wanting to reach for a glass of sparkling to was it down. The downside, I also ordered a latte which, whilst superior to almost any other latte in the area, tasted sub-par simply because of the awesomeness that came before it! Highly recommend
A nice enough place on social media but in the flesh it’s really lacking. The coffee was bitter and burnt leaving a base taste in your mouth. The food had no real flavour and the overall price is one of the most expensive I’ve ever paid for Brunch. $62 for Avocado on Toast, Eggs Benedict (with a couple of sides) and two small coffees is simply unnecessary considering you can better coffee, service, taste and price at any other cafe on the Esplanade.
the.bald.ginger reviewed Dish & spoon
This unassuming cafe situated in Camberwell takes you back to the 90s with a church across the road and Milk Bar next door it’s a great place for nostalgia! The coffee itself was smooth and strong. I ordered a piccolo as it allows me to savour the flavour of the coffee rather than the milk and I wasn’t dissappointed. The downside was that my coffee was advertised as Single Origin and I was told it was from Nicaragua but my tasting card shows otherwise. A bit unfortunate as I do quite enjoy a Nicaraguan Bean.
the.bald.ginger reviewed Peasant
Great new location in Nunawading and a much needed addition. The staff are super-friendly and the coffee is tasty. I hadn't really heard of Dukes Coffee until this place opened and turns out it's a really decent blend. The food options are minimal but done well - and to be honest the taste and texture of jaffles take you back to your childhood and the addition of pierogi is a stroke of Polish perfection. Perhaps a little on the small side but that just adds to the ambience and community a nice little cafe can bring - top job
the.bald.ginger reviewed Auction Rooms
Brilliance! The perfect piece of coffee snobbery and cafe culture with its repurposed building, food and delicious caffeine. I really only like going to a place I have to wait for a table at. A line of people is probably the clearest indicator that this cafe is something special. It's coffee was great but it's food was brilliant- my wife and I agree, best breakfast in Melbourne!
the.bald.ginger reviewed The Cupping Room
Easily the best coffee in Hong Kong. As a self proclaimed coffee snob from Melbourne (arguably home to the best coffee in he world) this place not only gave me my caffeine fix while abroad but they did so with perfectly textured milk and the hot of caffeine I needed. I think my favorite aspect this this place is something not even Melbourne does...standard 'small' is 4oz in size which enables you to have possibly the perfect amount without bloating yourself on milk. One big downside is price...I get that Hong Kong is largely a tea drinking city, however $40-$45 for a small coffee is ridiculous.
the.bald.ginger reviewed PURE Boutique Coffee Bar
Not the greatest experience for a brunch loving addict from Melbourne. It's obvious they've tried to hit the Melbourne-esque culture with the perfect location on Jetty Road within spitting distance of the beach- but the open air feel is, well, a little too open as they try to double as a bar as well. The tram noise outside really killed the escape my morning coffee normally affords me (which is a location issue more ham a cafe issue- Adelaide teams are so very loud compared to other parts of the world). Food - mediocre at best, coffee about the same. Good bean choice, however after browsing their Instagram I could've sworn I was going to be served Seven Seeds rather than 5 Senses. I'd suggest some wait staff to greet you and provide a menu (and instruction on whether you do table service) as we couldn't see any obvious signage and probably looked like lost meerkats for about 15 minutes before we finally figured out their process.
the.bald.ginger reviewed La crema coffee
The best coffee I found in Adelaide, but you've got to be willing to find it. Hidden in a nook between industrial estate and residential parking is difficult, but here's the reason- their coffee is exceptional!! 6 Single Origin options available all year round (plus their blend) along with a myriad of coffee related goods - if I had found this place earlier and had some more money in my bank I would've spent more time here and left broke. Interestingly the clientele (when I visited) was a considerably older crowd- largely men in their 60s and 70s, yet the coffee is something you'd find in hipster centric Brunswick in Melbourne - only real downside is very limited seating and the tables that are there take up so much room it's difficult to browse the wares on display
the.bald.ginger reviewed Exchange Specialty Coffee
Quite a nice little coffee place in the heart of Adelaide. The coffee, whilst paletable was a little on the weak side and not as hot as it should've been. The cafe itself is a little oasis. Perfect for a snack (not really a meal) and great for my favorite pastime - people watching, with windows all the way around.
Simply cannot fault this place. My friends may describe me as the epitome of coffee snobery...and his place certainly has the goods. As a Melbournian who is particularly picky with his choice of brew their coffee really hit the spot. It's a tiny little place just across from Coolangatta Beach with views up the coast- possibly the most picturesque place to sip on your piccolo and enjoy the sun- definitely coming back next time I'm in the area
the.bald.ginger reviewed Round Bird Can't Fly
The coffee here is safe. Tasty overall but perhaps not as warm as I might like it. It's probably the second best coffee in all of Lilydale in my opinion. Service is exceptional as is the atmosphere but, the best part of this cafe is far and away the food. The chef here isn't afraid to try new things with an All Day Menu (not just all day breakfast but all day everything) with amazing vegetarian and vegan options too. Hands down the best eggs in Melbourne and generous servings to boot. The addition of sourcing everything from local suppliers is also a huge tick in my book. Top stuff guys.
the.bald.ginger reviewed Focus Melbourne
When Single Origin is an option I get excited...when 6 single origins are on offer I'm like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert. What the heck..? The coffee was tasty (I had a piccolo on Colombian--- so so), the Guatemalan late however was most delicious. As far as the food goes- it was a little on the bland side but the coffee certainly made up for it. Only real suggestion would be to switch the heating on in winter...it is Melbourne after all and it's freezing!
the.bald.ginger reviewed ICI
The small, rustic style of this cafe mimics the feel of European life with the Melbourne food and coffee culture permeating through everything. Found on a little back street this is surely a favorite of the locals (and now not so locals). The menu offered a plethora of vegetarian options, a novelty in a cafe obsessed city that loves chorizo and the coffee was delicious (as an added bonus, it's fair trade too). Definitely be coming back
the.bald.ginger reviewed Mecca Espresso
Best coffee I've had in Sydney. Being from Melbourne I am very picky when it comes to my coffee. I scoured Bean Hunter for a good coffee stop in Sydney and thought I'd risk this place, it did not disappoint - definitely be stopping in again when I'm in Sydney.
the.bald.ginger reviewed One Tree Coffee Co
The coffee here is smooth but slightly on the milky side. Their donuts were a bit dense and tasted like they'd been sitting on display for a day or two. The atmosphere isn't great but it is located on the main walkway at one of the major shopping centers of Newcastle so they can be forgiven - having said that the coffee is one of the best in the area and a great spot for a quick takeaway on your shopping endeavors. Definitely my go to every time in at Charlestown
the.bald.ginger reviewed Littorio's
Stopped here for brunch and found 4 groups who entered after we did were served first. Food was sub par and wait staff were unprofessional. It's always concerning when you see people in hospitality wearing thongs (flip flops) - won't be coming back
3 years ago
hi joshwood1986, iam sorry to hear about your experince but as the new owner of this venue i can assure you that none of my staff or managment wear flip flops and would love it if you drop in and let me know how the coffee, food and service are, thanks
the.bald.ginger reviewed Lily Loves George
The coffee is amazing and is coupled with friendly staff who are never too busy to engage with the customer. It's like a piece of Melbourne CBD coffee culture in Blackburn. Limited seating can be an issue, but the small cosy atmosphere is a major part of its appeal