114 Berkeley St, Carlton 3053
(03) 9347 8664
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Coffee Brand 7 Seeds
Summary by SamW
“Fool me twice, shame on you. Fool me thrice, shame on me.”
Heading into our second and third reviews at 7 Seeds this phrase was permeating our conversation. On our first visit here, it seemed apparent that 7 seeds were pushing macchiat0 in a direction that was more trendy than traditional…more style than substance…more wank than rank.
However, since our first visit 7 Seeds have demonstrated that their knowledge of coffee and understanding of its complexity contributes to why they are so well established (in such a short amount of time). A fundamental knowledge of what makes coffee good radiates from floor staff to barista. Their overt quality control has been demonstrated once (please read our 2nd review). Apart from serving macchiato in a ceramic cup and sometimes over-milked, their presentation, pour and prose have been almost flawless. 7 Seeds know their coffee and how to make it.
Sitting in the 7 Seeds roasting warehouse, it’s easy to get swept up in all-things coffee. The ambiance fools one into thinking that you have only been there for a short while, when in fact a couple of hours have passed. There is a steady buzz of traffic, from Uni students to morning-mums (mums who drink coffee with child all morning long) and it caters well to all.
Originally 7 Seeds left us with a bitter taste and slightly confused, but after subsequent visits they have turned the boat around. Thankfully we visited more than once, which has given us a good overall picture of consistency.
Can we really complain about 7 Seeds?
Can we recommend it?
Score Summary.Cafe Latte: 16, 16, 16.5
Macchiato: 12, 15, 15
Espresso: 17, 17.5, 18
Ristretto: 18.5, 18, 17
Overall Mean Score: 16.38. Highly Recommended