zackattack reviewed Symposium Cafe
Off the bat Symposium isn't your normally high end specialty coffee houses. But this place has character it's small, unique and chilled out you almost feel a sense of relief stepping in the place. We pulled up on Sunday morning and were greeted by probably the fittest wait person in Australia whose was happy to accommodate us for a quick coffee. Beyond the cake cabinet was pre-loved synesso accompanied by a couple of Robar E's. We ordered piccolos, ristretto's and surprisingly we weren't kept waiting as you can do in some cafes. Symposium serves coffee roasted by Veneziano and it was good, our piccolos were very earthy and full flavoured with big cocoa notes but that's where it stopped. Though the flavours were basic it was in actual fact made well. The thing to remember is that Symposium is not a specialty coffee house but it serves up consistent cups, my biggest grudge was that on my first visit I didn't stay for breakfast but I wasn't so naive the second time, brekky at this place is amazingly outstanding and the fact I could have a coffee I enjoyed was the icing on the cake. Symposium just does it all decent coffee, mind blowing food and relaxed great service, it's to bad the majority of other cafes around Brisbane haven't taken a leaf out of Symposium's book but then again this is way they are so popular.