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    Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    THE SOURCE

    Shop 6 914 Military Rd, Mosman. Its entrance is actually on Raglan Rd. They pump St Alis (only place in NSW, I think) through a 3gp Synesso Sabre, ground by a Robur. Theyve got a few Hario Syphons and a pour-over station setup for the single origins. Great La Marzocco posters up. Check out the tattoo on one of the baristas forearm - a PF! 8-)

    Got great food too!


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    Ringas Cafe
    Trafalgar Shopping Centre
    1 Trafalgar Place, Marsfield
    (opposite the MAASH Centre Gym & Squash Courts)

    Kirby (formerly of 2kf in Mona Vale) is the main barista here, using Campos Coffee. Milk coffees are very sweet without milk, and short blacks & ristrettos are quite intense and fruity. I go out of my way to drop in for coffee here.

    On the food side, if Kirby is working, order a Matt (named after me!) - its a ham and cheese croissant with a fried egg. Or dont order a matt if you have cholestorol problems. Otherwise, meals are generally different incarnations of bacon and eggs with a few sandwich options and some sweet things. They also have a tappas menu on tuesdays and friday lunchtimes.

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by mattyj link=1218423416/0#1 date=1218588674
    Ringas Cafe
    Trafalgar Shopping Centre
    1 Trafalgar Place, Marsfield
    (opposite the MAASH Centre Gym & Squash Courts)

    Kirby (formerly of 2kf in Mona Vale) is the main barista here, using Campos Coffee. Milk coffees are very sweet without milk, and short blacks & ristrettos are quite intense and fruity. I go out of my way to drop in for coffee here.

    On the food side, if Kirby is working, order a Matt (named after me!) - its a ham and cheese croissant with a fried egg. Or dont order a matt if you have cholestorol problems. Otherwise, meals are generally different incarnations of bacon and eggs with a few sandwich options and some sweet things. They also have a tappas menu on tuesdays and friday lunchtimes.
    Whoa, I would have never thought of going there. Ive been past a heap of times over the years going to that seafood restaurant for special occasions. Ill definitely check it out soon.

    2kf at Mona was one of my faves when I was down that way after a surf. They use Campos there too from memory.

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    yeah, its actually the perfect location for a cafe, I think! Its owned by the gym, but run by Kirby and the chef (Brett?), so they advertise to all the gym members. Then its also across the road from the new uni accomodation, so once you get word into the uni that theres good coffee across the road, you get a lot of uni students coming. Its also next to a child care place/place where you get your kiddies weighed and talk to nurses and stuff (cant remember what theyre called...), so all the mums drop in for coffee.

    Its always pretty busy on a saturday morning, and quiet during the week.

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    I used to work at Basils a few years back. The guy who owns the gym owns the entire complex.

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by Wine_of_the_Bean link=1218423416/0#4 date=1218599866
    I used to work at Basils a few years back. *The guy who owns the gym owns the entire complex.
    Haha, yeah right, my family has been going there for about 26 years. Theres still waiters who have been there since I can remember. Nuts.

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    They still have the same menu since they opened too. The current owner used to be one of the wait staff. The old owner has since moved on, and opened a fish n chip shop out in Hunters Hill. Funny enough, its called Basils Gourmet Seafood.

    Until I closed shop, I would probably have made this list...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wine_of_the_Bean link=1218423416/0#6 date=1218692627

    Until I closed shop, I would probably have made this list...
    Definitely Anthony! 8-)

    For the time being, just give us your home address. ;D



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    I currently use a machine with a broken pressure gauge, dripping hot water tap, and notoriously runs hot (massive cooling flush required).

    Only good for espresso I reckon.

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    PABLO & RUSTYS - Premium Espresso Bar

    St Johns Ave
    Gordon
    Across from the rail station.

    Pablo & Rustys blend, 3 gp Synesso Sabre, Robur.
    Hrs are Monday-Saturday 6am (I think, Im never up that early)-7pm

    Was my local until I moved out of Gordon to the next suburb.
    This is the flagship store. They have a few other outlets in Homebush and Chatswood Station I think.

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    EDIT: didnt even notice the post above this!

    Pablo&Rustys
    Across the road from Epping Train Station
    (cant remember the name of the street)
    Its a black sign with white writing, as above.

    They just opened last monday. They use their own blend, which is contract roasted.
    2nd hand ECM Michelangelo Machine, brand new Mazzer Robur.

    Its pretty good for the area. Id stick to milk drinks. Theyre all friendly, knowlegdable people. Very trendy interior, especially the back room. Theyre also open for long hours, opening at 7am and closing at 5:30pm.

    If you know the area, Id say the quality of the coffee is somewhere in between Topiary and Ringas, both of whom use campos (closer to the Topiary end - a cleaner and more consistent cup than Topiary, but not as tight or refined as Ringas).

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    Oh, Pablo&Rustys also have great, affordable food! A toasted ham & cheese sandwich for $3!!!

    And really nice looking turkish bread sandwiches and chocolate croissants etc etc.

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    KOKOH
    11 REDLEAF AVE
    Wahroonga

    Morgans Coffee, LM FB80 (custom light blue). Knowledgable staff.

    Great atmosphere, a bit of food I think, kills everything else around that area at the moment (IMHO ;))

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    THE SOURCE (update)

    Just to keep things up to date:

    They have a 5kg in store Renegade Roaster, with a 1 pound sample roaster on its way.

    Some of the best SOs coming out of here at the moment.

    They dont use St Alis anymore, rather using their own blend. Look out for some barista exchanges with BBB soon ;)

    O and they have the Cyncra, not the Sabre.... and talk of the new Hydra on its way 8-)

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    THE SOURCE

    I went this morning to try them out.
    The food may be OK prices for Mosman but I thought *it was a tad expensive.

    I ordered my usual flat white and a long black for my wife.

    It was their own blend and tasted quite nice, though a little cool.

    I took a sip of the long black and what I sampled seemed strong to me but as Im not a long black drinker I couldnt say more than it was not the worst Id tried (found a shocker two weeks ago).

    However, just as we were finishing up my wife commented that shed found it to be bitter and still had an unpleasant taste in the back of her throat.

    Inspection of the remains revealed some grinds in the cup.
    Mostly fines but also a few larger ones.

    I thought Id better give some friendly feedback so waited for a quiet moment to front the counter with the cup and mention my wifes feedback and point out the grinds.

    The first guy I spoke to seemed interested but wanted to refer to the guy whod taken my order.
    I asked if he had an explanation for the bitterness but got no reply.
    So I asked about the grinds in the cup and he said they would have come through the holes in the basket; I told him I found that strange and he said they were using the standard LM baskets.
    I told him Id been using the same baskets at home and that I dont have a problem with grinds coming through holes in the basket.
    By this point it was obvious he didnt care, so I threw up that even if it were true that they were finding their way through, considering the variance in particle size, maybe he should be worried about his grinder.

    Although my coffee was nice (to my taste), my wife *has a more refined palate and hers really wasnt good enough.

    Food *9/10
    Price *7/10
    Attitude 4/10




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    Thats unlucky TG.

    I had one of the best espressi Ive ever had, over there on Satdy. Fragrant curry/fenugreek spices. Flippin awesome.


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    RINGAS CAFE ...

    its a very sad day.

    I went to meet a mate there for coffee this arvo. All the windows had tarps up, there was a big sign up: Ringas Cafe is Closed.

    something about a new place opening, new management etc. Open late feb.

    I hope Kirbys still there when they reopen! If not, Id gladly have their BNZ grinder!

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Got to visit The Source today. I had the Guat CoE in a syphon. I liked it!

    oh, I found Kirby too ... hes at:

    THE PENNY ROYAL
    Shop 2, 563 Military Rd

    Its quite hard to find, but heres my tip: Find Dracakis Jewlers on Military road, and walk through the arcade behind it. The Penny Royal is a tiny little shop, about 3 metres wide, with a tree out the front.

    Its very cool!

    They serve campos coffee - if Kirby has made you coffee before, youll know what to expect: its good!

    Id also recommend the Moroccan Chickpea, Avocado and Babaganouj bruscetta. vNice!

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by 162A372C262730252D26420 link=1218423416/14#14 date=1229593027
    The food may be OK prices for Mosman but I thought *it was a tad expensive.
    thought the food looked good for the price ($10 sandwiches), and in line with newtown etc. instead of usual mosman prices, also had appetising/unusual.

    had a great couple of clovers there (though Im sad the siphon bar seems to have disappeared) and a tasty expresso. service (especially from chris) was friendly & they seemed to know their stuff, though was slightly haphazard in labelling of beans, and their website is out of date. if I still lived on the north shore, id be going here for my fix all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 455959465D3C0 link=1218423416/9#9 date=1219921024
    PABLO & RUSTYS - Premium Espresso Bar

    St Johns Ave
    Gordon
    Across from the rail station.

    Pablo & Rustys blend, 3 gp Synesso Sabre, Robur.
    Hrs are Monday-Saturday 6am (I think, Im never up that early) - 7pm
    Have been dropping in here a bit lately and thought it only fair to give this hard-working crew a plug, as some seriously tasty coffees are being pumped out.

    I had two double ristrettos there today, from two different baristas, and they were both very, very good (And yeah, theyre both good mates, but hey, that probably just means I have high expectations, and they exceed them all the time). Oh, and Zeke recommends the cupcakes.

    *Insert giggle here about YeeZa now being up THAT early* ;D

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    Cafe Centro
    139 Rowe St, Eastwood

    The coffees good (they use Pablo+Rustys blend ... or as their barista told me; Pablo+Rustys use their blend), the foods good - apparently the breakfasts are awesome.

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Comes out of the same Renegade roaster ;) Not necessarily the same blend though ;)

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    E61-ESPRESSO, Crows Nest

    1/20 Burlington street, Crows nest
    Cnr of ZIG ZIG lane right near all the bus stops in Crowsnest
    using Tobys estate (Woolamaloo blend)
    on 2 grp ECM

    This seems a nice little place, small (15-20 seats?) they seem serious about the coffee and i would go back when in Crowsnest again

    Had a very nice double ristretto latte.

    Its great to see the "i know what you want *:)" look in the eyes from the Barista when i ordered "a regular size, strong latte, something like a double ristretto, please?"

    Happy days :)

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Crumbs Gourmet Coffee
    New shop, been open 2 weeks or so
    285 Military road (cnr Cabramatta rd, close to Jetblack shop)
    Using Campos coffee
    3 grp La Marzocco Linea
    Mazzer Robur and Jolly

    Small cnr shop few stools inside and 5 tables outside, got a small food menu and usual cakes.

    prices are standard 3-3.50 coffee

    I had a nice double ristretto latte and a good espresso, worth a stop if your in the area as i reckon its going to get even better as they settle in. Good to see another place in the Mosman area with the equipment and great attitude towards coffee having a go.


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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    So I got to visit the Source recently and had high expectations after the great performance of their Kenyan Kitamaiyu in my review last December (http://coffeereviewaustralia.com/2008/12/25/kenya-kitamaiyu-estate-from-the-source-espresso/). It was really nice to just chill out with a few friends and have a million different coffees circulating up around the table. They have done a fantastic job in presenting a lineup of coffees to the consumer that each showcase what the origin is capable of and are very distinctly different. The long black had me on edge with an earthy start, but that proved to be localised in the crema; underneath it was sweet, syrupy and stonefruity. The natural processed Brazillian coffee showed some shrewd coffee buying; pronounced nuttiness with a bit of winey ferment and youd better believe it made for one helluva piccolo. The wet processed colombian on the clover was a stunner; clean, sweet, some vegetal and coffee fruit notes, but on the whole a perfect classic cup. They recently dipped their toes into buying at COE auctions, splitting a lot from the Bolivian COE with a number of the usual suspects from around Australia, and I bumped into Russ studying hard at SCAA Atlanta, so no doubt they will continue go from strength to strength.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by 3C253331500 link=1218423416/24#24 date=1260252818
    The long black had me on edge with an earthy start, but that proved to be localised in the crema; underneath it was sweet, syrupy and stonefruity.
    No more fines in the cup I gather?

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by 4579647F757463767E75110 link=1218423416/25#25 date=1260255377
    Quote Originally Posted by 3C253331500 link=1218423416/24#24 date=1260252818
    The long black had me on edge with an earthy start, but that proved to be localised in the crema; underneath it was sweet, syrupy and stonefruity. *
    No more fines in the cup I gather?
    Nothing but a top notch coffee experience.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Sorry to bring up an old thread but I went to The Source based on the reviews on this thread and just wanted to report.

    My mocha was so hot that it reached normal straight after pour temperatures 2 hrs later. And it was so flat it was flatter than my straightened hair :P

    Bad day?

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    CHATSWOOD COFFEE

    Houlihans at 5/376 Victoria Ave has been my favourite place for coffee in Chatswood on Sydney’s North Shore for a while.

    The best coffees I have had recently in Chatswood were at ‘Cuppucetto’ Top of Railway Street, on the western side of Chatswood Railway Station, near the overhead foot bridge.

    Small coffee $2.50, large $3.00. As well as great coffee they have a big choice of good food.

    They use an Imola machine and Schibello coffee.

    Good quick table service.

    I had a single macchiato there a couple of weeks ago and a double mac today, both with food.

    I think that a mac is a good test of a barista’s skill.

    Barry

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    CHATSWOOD COFFEE

    Sad to see that ‘Cuppucetto’ of Railway Street has shut up shop. Houlihans are still selling great coffee and food.

    Barry

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    GG Espresso at Coca-Cola Place has surprisingly improved their coffees over the last few months since opening.
    They are also open to advice unlike a lot of NS places e.g. their mocha is no longer "powdery" - a pet hate of mine..

    Served up a mocha as good as I could make it at home today, which is really saying something for North Syd CBD!

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Today I had a light lunch with a double macchiato at
    PABLO & RUSTYS
    St Johns Ave
    Gordon
    Across from the rail station.

    The quality was quite high. The coffee was the best I have had in a café for a while.

    Barry.

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Earlier this week I had a good lunch at the newest Pablo and Rusty’s café in the Lane Cove Plaza.

    While P & R were busy, it was surrounded by many near empty cafés, obviously due to the recognition of their higher standards of coffee and food.

    Pablo and Rusty’s are also at Gordon, Olympic Park, Epping and Ryde.

    Barry.

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by 547764646F49526378757778160 link=1218423416/32#32 date=1339629550
    While P & R were busy, it was surrounded by many near empty cafés, obviously due to the recognition of their higher standards of coffee and food.
    More a generalisation as Im sure P&R do well because they offer good products and service...however....high standards ranks low on what makes similar places a success. Im afraid the formula for success is becoming more a case of putting a fancy machine on the bench, employing good looking, tattooed baristas with tea cosies on their head who wax lyrical about the citrus in their coffee and inviting 50 of their mates in for free coffees for a few days and youll never look back. ;)

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Dennis,

    When you ran your coffee palace near Tom Ugly’s bridge, you would have been aware of the clients returning because they liked your coffee. They wouldn’t have come back just because of your good looks.

    Where Pablo and Rusry’s is at Lane cove, there is a Gloria Geans and a Michels opposite, both with larger shops. Neither had as many customers as P & R while I was there.

    Within a block or two in all directions there would be about a dozen shops selling what they call coffee.

    Barry.

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E7D6E6E65435869727F7D721C0 link=1218423416/34#34 date=1339636498
    They wouldn’t have come back just because of your good looks.
    :-/ ::)

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    Re: Upper/Lower North Shore, Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by 466576767D5B40716A67656A040 link=1218423416/34#34 date=1339636498
    there is a Gloria Geans and a Michels opposite.
    Gloria Jeans do coffee? Go on!

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    Always meant to come and post here once I got to 50...

    I live on the lower north shore and the 2 places that stick out to me are:

    The Source - Mosman
    Heard many good things about it before I went and wasn't disappointed with a long black and a piccolo on separate occasions
    Very very smooth all round
    Nice latte art on the piccolo too I was more than a little envious
    They had a clover machine there but I couldn't drag myself away from the espresso to try it...perhaps next time

    Bean Drinking - Crows Nest
    Been there several times and the coffee has always been top notch (IMHO). Cool shop setup too and you can get a decent look
    at the other brewing methods they have on offer

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    Any thoughts on Forsyth's at Naremburn?

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    I haven’t had coffee at The Source Mosman, but recently had a great coffee at Don Adán Coffee at Cremorne in an arcade just south of Mike Walsh’s Orpheum Picture Palace.

    This café is one of two run by Gerardo Barrios. The other is at Mosman.
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    The Barrios family has been growing and trading coffee for over 140 years. The High Grown Arabica beans are imported from the family’s plantation in Honduras and roasted in Sydney by Gerardo.

    Barry

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    A new Speciality Coffee Bar in Artarmon on the Sydney North Shore.

    Three mates, Dan, Toby and Matt, who happen to be coffee geeks, from a speciality coffee roasting and preparing background have just opened a coffee bar in Wilkes Ave Plaza, just on the eastern side of Artarmon Railway Station.

    They are using an amazing La Marzocco's Mistral 3 Group Espresso Machine and their coffee beans are from Mecca Espresso who have three top cafés in the Sydney CBD. They say that there are only 4 of these Mistral machines in Australia. They are frothing Jersey milk.

    Yesterday they opened the coffee bar for the first time and had free coffee and a sausage sizzle for all comers.

    I had a couple of very good macchiatos before I went to the city for Aus Day.

    I came back after 1pm. The sausages had all gone. There were about 80 people there with a huge queue to the Mistral machine with 2 of the lads brewing coffee. I couldn’t wait so I went home to my BDB.

    They will be open for full business this coming Tuesday at 6.30am.
    They won’t be doing a usual full café menu but are focussing on a small choice of quality food done exceptionally well.

    If you are on a North Shore train and in need a quality coffee hit, hop off at Artarmon and go down the short hill to the east. Third shop on the left.

    I hope that they do well.

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    A new Speciality Coffee Bar in Artarmon on the Sydney North Shore.

    Yeeza, the CS member who started this North Shore string in 2008 is one of the three coffee geeks who just opened the new coffee bar in Artarmon.

    They tell me that at midday on Saturday they had 200 people outside their coffee bar looking for free coffee and snags. The snags were expected to last for two hours. They all went in 20 minutes.

    They are open from 6.30am until 3.00pm.


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    I hope the "give away" generated some future repeat business, though i fear that few of those customers were there to appreciate the quality of the product or the equipment.

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    200 snags in 20 minutes? Must have at least a 6 group mistral barbecue for that.

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    Anyone using Millsons Pt station or walking the Bridge regularly will probably be aware , but the best cup around there is Ricky's on the Kirribilly side between the station and the bridge steps.
    Its an Allpress supply, but the barista is very good and only $2.90 a cup .
    The food/snacks are excellent, and some of the best sourdough bread in Sydney , is baked in house too.

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    Coffee at The Royal North Shore Hospital

    Today I had a coffee with lunch at the large cafeteria in the recently opened new main building at The Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards in Sydney.

    The coffee was surprisingly good for a hospital. The first hospital coffee I have been able to drink for many years.

    This cafeteria is run by the Zouki Cafe Caterers who cater in over 20 major hospitals thorough Australia, including The Royal Melbourne. They do an excellent job at North Shore.

    They have two La Cimbali 4 group machines with Mazzer grinders. One machine was in use with 2 baristas while I was there. They brew Coffico roasted coffee.

    There is also a large variety of good food available.

    Barry.

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    Hi guys,

    I have been quite interested in checking out the clover at "The Source" after reading all the talk and high praise in this thread. I managed to get over there today and tried it out, they had a Kenyan SO (I think it was a Kagumo from memory) which I enjoyed, it was actually quite 'jaffa-ish' in flavour, real chocolate/orange flavours coming through, which in my mind is a little unusual as I would have expected stronger berry tones that are so noted with kenyans. The first couple of sips took a mental re-adjusting from the 'espresso' mindset, but once I relaxed into the drink I actually started to really enjoy it. It's not something that I would chose to drink regularly, but I would certainly consider having it again given the opportunity.

    I also had an espresso on a Brazilian SO (the barista on duty didn't know specifically what it was) and it was absolutely beautiful, really rich and piquant with strong notes of soft lemon lime; good viscosity; as soon as I had finished it I wanted another one.

    I finished it off with a couple of flat whites, and while they were 'perfectly acceptable' they were probably the least impressive of the lot, the microfoam wasn't amazing and the milk was slightly on the cooler side of hot which meant that it quickly cooled before finishing the coffee. All in all these small things didn't overshadow the whole experience with the espresso and clover.

    The only other thing I would note is that they didn't have either wifi nor did they take card for purchases, I know this is a coffee review site and so that isn't really relevant, but come on, in todays day and age, those things should just be standard in my opinion.

    Food and Drink 8.5
    Price 7
    Service 7

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    Master Espresso at Roseville

    Another good find. Master Espresso opened recently in the garden of the former Roseville Station Masters house, between the railway and Pacific Highway. Some road noise but not too bad.

    Great coffee is brewed on a 3 group La Marzocco and the Mecca roasted coffee is ground in a Mazzer.

    There is a large variety of good food. They are dog friendly and even serve up some special doggy meals.

    Barry

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    Today I lunched at the Willoughby Incinerator Café that has been open for only one week.

    It is run by Jonathan Slingo in the recently extensively renovated Willoughby Incinerator building near the Willoughby Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Small Street Willoughby, built in 1934 to a design by Walter Burley Griffin, the architect who designed Canberra and Castlecrag. Jonathan has extensive hospitality experience.

    The Café has a three group Synesso machine, 2 Mazza MM grinders. They use Grinders coffee. There is a large kitchen and plenty of seating inside and out. They have a large food and drinks menu.

    I had barramundi, two macchiatos and a glass of red. All of it was excellent. They know what to do with the Synesso.

    They are open from 7 til 4. They may open for dinner after a while.

    There was an amazingly large staff of 10. I trust that they know what they are doing and will succeed.

    Barry

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    I liked Houlihans in Chatswood when it first opened but I think after the first change of ownership the standards went downhill.

    I agree that Salvage in Artarmon is excellent.

    Dose espresso on the High St in Willoughby near Harris Farm etc is also worth a visit.

    For now Chatswood itself seems devoid of quality coffee establishments.

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