84 Maling Road, Canterbury, VIC, 3126
Tucked into the pretty precinct of Canterbury’s Maling Road shops, Bambaleros is a happy breather from knick-knacks and lace. The proud roaster on display touts the virtue of fair-trade coffee, and offers some excellent tasting notes to boot.
A long macchiato arrives with an unexpectedly voluminous white froth – more cappuccino than ‘stain’ of milk – with a slightly charry finish stealing through the otherwise biscuity tones. But happily, the latte is more impressive, with heavy creaminess marrying well to the baked notes and finishing with a malty flourish.
There’s a lot of information here, and a nod to various coffee drinking cultures, along with images of coffee cherries and clear dispensers filled with beans (Ethiopian Limu and Colombian Swiss Water Decaf). You can also choose from a wide array of cleaners, plungers and grinders to help at home. And, thankfully, there’s also plenty of advice on hand – all you have to do is ask.
+613 9836 5385
mon: 9.30am – 4pm tue – sun: 9.30am – 4.30pm