Shop 3/46 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067
Knowing this cafe is the newest venture by the team behind APTE and Liar Liar, I’m three bags full of expectation. The cafe, housed in an old hat factory, projects industrial chic,with stools made from old road signs, antique scales holding cupcakes, and inverted coffee cups and saucers used as light fittings.
I visit on a Saturday morning and although the place seems full to capacity, the attentive waitstaff find me the last seat in the house, which happens to be right behind the gleaming chrome Synesso and its duo of baristas. A blackboard announces the two signature espresso blends and single origin blends on offer for espresso, pour over and Clover methods.
My signature blend espresso has a honey-coloured crema and complex herbaceous aroma. Liquorice and herbs strike the palate, and the mouthfeel is lusciously buttery, ending in a divine combination of dark chocolate and wild berries. My single origin (Columbian) flat white is equally exquisite. Expectations are more than met.
+613 9421 2732
mon – fri: 7am – 4pm sat – sun: 8pm – 4pm
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