69 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
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Date: Friday 5 November 2010
Coffee Brand: Coffee Supreme
You can almost imagine yourself being in an Columbian cafe. This is a little piece of Latin America tucked away in an unassuming part of Gertrude St. Situated on the western side of Brunswick St, this delightful little cafe has rough, rustic hand made wooden furniture and paraphaelia scattered seemingly random around. In fact they are strategically placed to make best use of the small space and provide an authentic look and atmosphere. The kids sized chairs and table on the curbside are both cute and practical.
Coffee: Cafe Latte House Blend
Reviewed by: SimonL
There was plenty to like about this coffee, its rich flavour, earthy nutty character and smooth creaminess. It was well presented and the temperature was fine too. Couldn’t help feeling though that the espresso and milk fought each other a little for attention; I was tasting the coffee in its parts rather than a whole. Wondering if it is the type of milk not melding so well. But overall this was pretty pleasant.
Coffee: Short Macchiato House Blend
This was a great looking macchiato. The stain of the milk was both stormy and clear. It just looked so good on the small saucer with a little wooden spoon.
The coffee itself had strong charry characteristics that permeated the rest of the drink. It bordered on the side of ‘too present’, but was moderately easy to drink.
Coffee: Espresso Costa Rica El Vapor
Reviewed by: SamW
This single origin was very light, smooth and discrete. The acidity was almost secret in its presence, but lingered for some time. Behind all this was a very gently chocolate tone.
Pour and height were bang on.
Coffee: Ristretto Costa Rica El Vapor
Reviewed by: SimonL
I found a little more interest in this ristretto than SamW found in his espresso. Again presentation and pour were on target, the crema deep….right to the bottom, as it should be. This was smooth with reasonable strength and a nice rich oily mouth feel. Gentle acidity played along cheerfully freshening up the coffee. The finish came up a little raw.Service 3/5
Ambiance 4/5 Busy 3/5