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    Any good cafés in Canberra?

    Hi all...

    I have quit my job as Barista in Melbourne, and am heading up to Canberra this Saturday to start training with the AFP. As a naturally snobby coffee drinker, I was hoping there were some suggestions by forum members as to decent places to get coffee around our Capital Territory? :P My previous fav. coffee was Veneziano, and used to use some nice La Marzocco machines. Anyone know of cafés using great machines which are manned (or womanned) by skilled Baristi in Canberra?

    Any help would be much appreciated. :)

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    Cant help you out with your query Ozi, but good luck with your new career. Am sure youll need plenty of coffee throughout your studies!

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    Thanks mate... ive been in hospitality for over 7 years (and im only 23) so it will be a big career change.ut exciting too i hope! And yes, i forsee a strong correlation between me studying and coffee being drunk. :P normally i have about 4 a day, so will certainly make some cafe up there happy! To be honest, I really doubt there will be anywhere quite as good as some of the great cafés down here in melbourne: first pour, the wall, St Alis, McCafé.... the list just goes on... I had a laugh

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    Ozi,

    Canberra is not exactly a great city for coffee Im afraid. Certainly no St Ali/Campos equivalent.

    The best Ihave found are:

    1. Kingston Grind in Kingston or its sister shop Tonic which is in the city area. Both have La Marzocco Lineas and Roburs etc.

    2. Double Shot in Deakin. I think they may have a new machine. ECM or something like that.

    They would be my recommendations for places to start looking. If you do find something worthwhile please post it back on the forum.


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    Gday Ozi,
    my favourite cafe in Canberra City is Koko Black, which is near the City Centre arcade.
    Avoid any cafes that have Guru in their name, as they certainly arent *;).
    Good luck with the Feds.

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    I have been on the look out for coffee enjoyment in Canberra. There is variety like anywhere!

    You will find Veneziano in a number of Cafes. Red belly Black, Hobart Place, City; a take awayin Campbell IGA shop, some other spots in city. Quality depends on Preparation.

    Crema Diction in Fishwyck uses Monte coffee (another melb blend). I like their coffee.

    Coffee Guru is a local franchise or chain. Like all of them, it depends on the prep! I have found the Woden Plaza cafe to be ok. CoffeeGuru uses Monte coffee, though a different blend from Crema Diction.

    Large local roaster Cosmorex supplies many cafes. I havent tried much of their offerings at cafes, Silo Bakery at Kingston is an excellent example of Cosmorex coffee prepared well.

    Byron Bay coffee grower Jindebah has roasting facility in Canberra. They roast all of the beans we know well at CS. Roastery has cafe attached in Mitchell. i worked out at mitchell for a while and would call in for a coffee. Often would have a SO and a blend for choice. One for milk drink one for espresso.

    In the city (Garema Place) is Gus cafe. They use classic (maybe ancient) lever machine. the place is an institution. Next to it are two other cafes. I have tried one of them, they take their coffee fairly seriously.

    I think that you will find enough places to enjoy!

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    While searching for some info for previous post, i came across a thread posing the same question in another forum in April 2005. Interesting discussion. Familiar names. Attilio, Luca, 2muchcoffeeman, kaanage, ... kowledgeable.

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    I was in Canberra a few months ago for work and visited Byron Bay coffee grower Jindebah and was disappointed. The milk almost burnt all my taste buds away it was that hot. Double Ristretto? Whats that??

    To be fair, the owner/\/roaster?? had to correct the barista??? about my request for a double ristretto base for my flat white... May have been on training... probably a bad time to have tested there offerings.

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    The suburb of Kingston is a good start Ozi, Its close to the AFP college, or if your getting into APS its close to their training building as well. Pretty much walking distance from both.

    I can say from experience, go for cups of tea at the AFP college, the coffee comes out of some sort of colostomy bag (watch them change it and youll know what I mean....).

    There’s a roaster up in the suburb of Mitchell (don’t be put off by Mitchell being an industrial area and it being a little out of town). They also sell coffee by the cup and are worth a look. Nothings really far from anything in the A.C.T. if you’re used to somewhere like Melbourne. All Yellow pages have street maps if you don’t want to get a map book.

    See you on the mean streets of Canberra one day!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozi link=1192107568/0#2 date=1192115608
    Thanks mate... ive been in hospitality for over 7 years (and im only 23) so it will be a big career change.ut exciting too i hope! And yes, i forsee a strong correlation between me studying and coffee being drunk. :P normally i have about 4 a day, so will certainly make some cafe up there happy! To be honest, I really doubt there will be anywhere quite as good as some of the great cafés down here in melbourne: first pour, the wall, St Alis, McCafé.... the list just goes on... I had a laugh

    RU serious Ozi????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanhead link=1192107568/0#11 date=1192589521
    Quote Originally Posted by Ozi link=1192107568/0#2 date=1192115608
    Thanks mate... ive been in hospitality for over 7 years (and im only 23) so it will be a big career change.ut exciting too i hope! And yes, i forsee a strong correlation between me studying and coffee being drunk. :P normally i have about 4 a day, so will certainly make some cafe up there happy! To be honest, I really doubt there will be anywhere quite as good as some of the great cafés down here in melbourne: first pour, the wall, St Alis, McCafé.... the list just goes on... I had a laugh

    RU serious Ozi????
    Geez....

    I was just having a coffee when I refreshed my CS page..... and saw "great cafe" and "McCafé" in the same line of a post!!!!!

    Now Ive got to clean the coffee off my screen and keyboard... (they have been spray painted :P :P)

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    Re:  Any good cafés in Canberra?

    All this talk of Canberra... making me homesick... *sniff*

    If you do go to Silo, Ozi, make sure you check out their cheese room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fresh_Coffee link=1192107568/0#7 date=1192497149
    Hi Gadget,

    how about a link to that discussion? I would enjoy (and I guess others would too) revisiting whatever it was we all discussed back then.
    http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/worldregional/australasia/42790?LastView=1192453025&Page=4

    When i googled across this discussion I found page four. The discussion started a year previously.


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    I was in Canberra this weekend so I thought I would visit a few of the cafes mentioned in this thread.

    On Friday I visited Silo Bakery, it was AWESOME! Brilliant bread, pastries, breakfast and even wine list.... This place is very special, I had the welsh rarebit.

    Unfortunately the coffee was one of the worst I have had in a very long time. How you can make any drink that bitter is beyond me. As a coffee snob I could not be more disappointed. I had a bit of a look on the way out, one barista flat out making dozens of drinks. 1L milk jugs, I guess they steam milk for 5 coffees at a time? Hopper full of old grinds. Since I was last in (earlier this year) they have abtained a tamp, I suppose that is a step in the right direction.

    The only other cafes I got to visit were,

    *A cafe at the new glassworks place. New small cafe doing Tobys Estate. Nice.

    *Tonic in the civic area. I had been there before, still very good. They had just installed a new 4 group Linea. Really Nice.

    I still find Canberra very disappointing. There is a lot of room to improve. Im stil happy to keep looking around though, it is only a matter of time till I find something coffeesnob worthy....

    I hope to get out to that roaster in Mitchel for a look next time.

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    Hi there,

    First post here.

    I prefer not to call myself a coffee “snob” but am very particular, having worked professionally in the café industry since the mid 1990’s. I do like Silo, but hadn’t been for a while. The above surprised me and having some time on my hands this morning, I thought I’d check it out again.

    I ordered an espresso and found it to be very smooth and not bitter at all. *I followed with a latte and it was also well made and not displaying any bitterness.

    I dont know the barista or any of the staff there, this was all anonymous.

    From my own experience in the industry particularly in some very busy sites, I have to say the commentator above seems misguided:

    a. “Hopper full of old grinds”. *If the Barista was “flat out making dozens of drinks” then the grinds in the doser simply can’t have been “old”. If what was meant is the Barista wasn’t using the “sweep method” of dosing while flat out, then I believe this is perfectly understandable in the situation.
    b. What can possible be wrong with texturing milk in a 1 litre jug? *Its perfectly acceptable as long as the milk is handled properly and is poured correctly.


    I thought the coffees I bought at Silo this morning were up there with the best in Canberra, well made, *the proof was in the cup.

    I think commentators should bear in mind there can a big difference in the way people do things at home, and the way things sometimes have to be done in a professional enviroment to present good coffees in a timely manner while busy and under pressure.

    Please be aware that comments from the sidelines do affect businesses and the employment of professional café staff like myself.


    Denis (real name).

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    From Dennis to Denis, hello and welcome!

    Cant help but wonder.... person reads a thread, goes out and tries a cafe in said thread, takes the time to become a member, and places a post to defend said cafe.

    Anyway, aside from that can take your point that posts can be very damaging to a business, and also have the opposite affect when they get it right!

    I have no opinion on this particular cafe, though would like to respond to the suggestion that its OK to lower standards because it gets busy. Ive heard this before and it just doesnt cut the ice for me. I pay what is asked and expect a good cup of coffee and good service in return - Im not interested in an excuse.

    This certainly isnt isolated to making coffee. Is it OK to wait in a very long queue because the business is busy? The list of examples could go on. Being busy is not an excuse for mediocrity.

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    Welcome to Coffee Snobs Denis.

    Being an auditor by profession I am suspicious by nature and second Dennis wondering about your motives.

    I also agreee with him that being busy is no excuse.
    Ive pointed out to the barista in the cafe downstairs that Im always willing to wait.

    As for there being a difference between home and work, I understand what you are saying but am also with Dennis in not accepting an inferior product because I came in at the wrong time.

    Would you please give me an actual example of what you mean by "the way things sometimes have to be done in a professional enviroment to present good coffees in a timely manner while busy and under pressure".

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    Re: *Any good cafés in Canberra?

    having had the benefit of travel, and therefore the experience of many many coffee shops, i think that Dennis is right, but Denis has a point too...

    i certainly expect value for money: good coffee, freshly ground, well made, cleanly presented.
    however, i can see that in some cafes the barista can handle a bucketload of coffees, therefore needs a grinds-hopper constantly full, and also works with big milk-jugs full of well textured milk.

    for the same token, a barista with less than expert skills (or less than stabile nerves... :P) would easily over-extract the shot, (particularly if it was from a volumetric machine and the PF had not been properly tamped) or suds the milk.

    i personally like to go to a good cafe when it is not too busy... i like to talk to the barista, look at the machine, smell the coffee....

    if the good cafe is very busy, i get *a *mineral water... or at best an affogato... ;D ;D and then my shot or latte when the rush has died down.

    on the other hand, yesterday i chose to have *mineral water at a very prominently placed and very reputable, but *very quiet cafe... the machine was filthy (and not just from a busy lunch-break..), the steam wand crusted dark yellow ( :-?), the hopper half full *of grinds and both PFs sitting in the machine, full of "ready to go grinds"....
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    Re: *Any good cafés in Canberra?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenisJM link=1192107568/15#16 date=1193208566
    Hi there,

    First post here.

    I prefer not to call myself a coffee “snob” but am very particular, having worked professionally in the café industry since the mid 1990’s. I do like Silo, but hadn’t been for a while. The above surprised me and having some time on my hands this morning, I thought I’d check it out again.

    I ordered an espresso and found it to be very smooth and not bitter at all. *I followed with a latte and it was also well made and not displaying any bitterness.

    I dont know the barista or any of the staff there, this was all anonymous.

    .....

    I thought the coffees I bought at Silo this morning were up there with the best in Canberra, well made, *the proof was in the cup.

    Please be aware that comments from the sidelines do affect businesses and the employment of professional café staff like myself.


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    Hi Denis,

    thanks for joining this thread and posting. This thread was started by someone who wanted info on where to find good coffee in Canberra. There have been posts with comments about where people have found good coffee, in their opinion.

    Thanks for your expert ( I dont doubt your credentials) opinion. Maybe you are a coffee professional who is an auditor as a hobby?

    Think about it.....
    Someone makes a claim, you investigate the authenticity of the claim by a random sample method. You offer your considered opinion of the claim. So the claim, or competing claims, have been audited....

    I am delighted that this thread has given me a few more options for coffee in Canberra!

    Like you I am not a coffee snob, I really dont know enough to do anything but state my opinion!

    Oh, nescaf, its late. I will need a coffee tomorrow. Where to go????

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    Hi again and thanks for the welcome.

    Some of you guys are very direct and play hard ball.

    You’re suspicious of my motives in posting. Ok, so did you ask BeanBay why he took the time to slag off someone’s coffee? What kind of hidden agenda influences someone to take the time to put in a negative opinion in the first place. Why waste time, wouldnt it easier & more positive to mention the better places for coffee instead as asked for in the topic?

    As someone presenting an opinion that can put a hex on some one’s livelihood, what are BeanBay’s credentials? Has he written a book on the topic? Is he a credible reviewer?

    More importantly, was he up front with the barista on the day, or did he retreat to the safety of his room to have a go (anonymously) from the keyboard?

    Hopefully the author of the topic is open minded enough to check it out (or check all those mentioned) for himself and not be influenced by others off hand comments.

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    Hi again Denis...hardball player here ;)

    I agree that it would be more helpful to the business to hear directly from the customer if they are dissatisfied. I also believe that youll find that people generally dont like confrontation but still want to share their experience where they feel safe to do so.

    I dont see anything wrong with that, and certainly dont see it as an "off hand" comment. If you happened to buy something that you felt was bad, wouldnt you warn your friends?

    I know that if you look throughout the site there are also many examples of people applauding good service, products, etc. that are not necessarily connected with sponsors.

    I trust that ozi will relay his caffeinated experiences in the not too distant future!

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    Re: *Any good cafés in Canberra?

    Denis I dont mind a game of hardball myself.

    Did you check page 1?
    There youll see that BBs first post mentioned a few places to get good coffee in Canberra.

    Another thing, in the post you took exception to, he raved over how "AWESOME!" the bread and pastries were. *
    So on one hand he was praising how good their food was and on the other he said how bad the coffee was.
    You cant get a more balanced report than that.

    There are plenty of places where Ill eat the great food but not touch the coffee.

    By the way, you still havent answered my query.

    Would you please give me an actual example of what you mean by "the way things sometimes have to be done in a professional enviroment to present good coffees in a timely manner while busy and under pressure".

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    Wow! Things really got OT in this thread ::)

    Anyway, back on topic - I just want to reinforce a couple of the recommendations.

    * Silo I have only been to once and it was a very good coffee. As stated, they use Cosmorex coffee and take great care with their preparation.

    * If you like Veneziano then definately check out Gus Cafe in the city. They use Veneziano and are the best example I have come across.

    * Kingston Grind I have tried a few times and it also OK. Cafe Lella also in Kingston I have had quite a good coffee.

    * Definately if you are on the Northside, check out Jindebah in Mitchell. I have found the preparation to be very "variable" but at least the coffee is fresh! If an older gent is behind the machine, you should be in luck - he made me a great coffee last time I was out there.

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    Re: *Any good cafés in Canberra?

    I cant tell you what a good coffee is, how do I know what goes on in your mouth?

    This Canberra coffee looks good (in my opinion). I do acknowledge the imbalance between the size of the eyes. It may be an artistic interpretation on the part of the Barista, or sloppy technique.

    When I make coffee at home, I am regularly able to achieve a very passable representation of the Yarra River. A consistant brown colour, well textured. *:) :) :) * ;D *;D *;D ::) *::) *::)


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    Re:  Any good cafés in Canberra?

    What is good coffee without a mate?

    How do you taste the real taste, the essence, when it is diluted with milk?

    Double shot espresso tasted good (in my opinion).


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    Cant recommend a cafe but a great restaurant was Chairman and Yip, funny name good food!!!!!!!

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    Help - Canberra!

    Ok Snobs, there must be somewhere in Canberra where I can get good coffee, please! Ive got to head over in a fortnight for work and will not function in my meetings without decent coffee!

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    Gday Grendel,
    check this thread out, it has some good suggestions.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1192107568

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    Hi Grendel, I got a pretty good brew from a place called Tonic last time i was down there. I think they were in Mort Street if my memory serves correctly, just a short walk from the Casino.

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    Ta - not sure where Ill be staying just yet - place is hard to get accommodation

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    yeah it can be tough when Parliament is sitting. Ive run into the same problem a few times and although its not ideal, there is adequate accommodation available at a Rydges just outside of town in Eagle Hawk. Its only about a 15 minute drive back into Civic from there.

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    Re: Help - Canberra!

    I may be able to get a spot in Rydges Capital Hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1223428603/0#5 date=1223613195
    I may be able to get a spot in Rydges Capital Hill

    do it if you can, its where I stay most of the time. Really short walk to the restaurants in Manuka and the rooms are good. Just dont eat in the hotel restaurant for anything other than breakfast, it can be a bit average.

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    Hi Grendel,

    If you are down in Manuka, try Kona Coffee, Shop 4 The Lawns Manuka. It is in Bouganville St, in a tree lined eatery section between shops. They roast their own beans (not on site) The head Barista was runner up in the ACT round of the Aus Barista Champs. I had a coffee there today. They are using a blend they call Yemen Mocha. I think it may be a Mocha Java by my use of the language. They are interested in good coffee! They have a kitchen, so you can eat as well.

    If you are stuck in Canberra on a Saturday, head to the Gorman House markets on Ainslie Ave, near Civic. Cafe Lil is a converted caravan run by the ACT rep of the AASCA. All sorts of food stalls around the markets.

    Tonic is on the corner of Mort and Bunda sts Civic. Open weekdays. They are keen about their coffee, and produce it efficiently. Busy at times, seating inside and out. The business is coffee, so only expect limited choices of food. They use a Mazzer, but all shots are grind on demand.

    Kingston Grind, Shop 1, Green Sq, Kingston is run by the same family as Tonic. Good coffee. Good food.

    If you are staying at Rydges Capitol Hill. just accross Barton Cct is the Minter Ellison Building. There you will find Parvaiz Cafe and many lawyers. I havent tried the coffee there. I only mention it because the ACT round of the Aus Barista Champs were hosted there, and it is 30 seoconds away.

    Yirgacheffe! (it is hay fever season in Canberra)

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    Best coffee in Canberra?

    In the tradition of Andy ( http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1218450394 ) while we escape the mods. ::)

    The best Coffee in Canberra?

    Gadgets home roasted of course!

    This has been independently verifeid by my mate Russell. In the context of another hobby (photography) I told Russell that I sourced green beans and roasted coffee at home. Even showed him a video of roaster on my mobile. He said something about me being tragic. He has a Silvia, so I offered him some beans to try. He took them in good grace and asked, What do you call this blend? I didnt have a name, but because it had RFA beans, yirgacheffe, and fruit notes on the palate, I said "Fruits of the Forest". He quickly replied, "You pretentious w*nker"

    When I next saw him a few weeks later, he talked to me about the beans and said that they were as good as the beans he normally buys, different, but just as good. So I asked where did he get his beans. He said at a coffee shop on Mort and Bunda St in the city. Tonic. (one of the best coffee shops in canberra)

    I was pleased with the upgrade! :)

    So, as I sit at Tonic with todays brew, I often ponder the truth that " All you need to know in life, you can learn from coffee" ;)

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    Re: Best coffee in Canberra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gadget link=1225020974/0#0 date=1225020974
    Gadgets home roasted of course!
    Ill give you a run for your money with my HOTTOP and Giotto. *;)

    So I asked where did he get his beans. He said at a coffee shop on Mort and Bunda St in the city. Tonic. (one of the best coffee shops in canberra)
    Havent heard of Tonic but will definitely check it out, particularly to see where they source their beans from.

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    Re:  Any good cafés in Canberra?

    Sounds like we may need to organise a snob coffee session in Canberra. Im not keen on Silo because although their bakery is wonderful, the coffee does not get similar attention so can be hit and miss depending on who is working.

    Id be keen to try some of the others mentioned such as Tonic, Kingston Grind (will try this one later this week) and Double Shot in Deakin.

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    Re: Best coffee in Canberra?

    Dont know about the best but the food and wine section in todays Canberra Times cruelled the the GJ in Queanbeyan. Last week he got stuck into that Nestle nonscience the antioxident instant blend of instant and green beans. Often a good read.

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    Id agree with some of the other posters above that Silo has great food/pastries, but not so good coffee. That and their service is, nine times out of ten, snooty. One other time, we made a booking for a Monday morning, turned up, and the place was closed. They had our number and could have called, but didnt.

    Been a bit disappointed with Kingston Grind as well.

    Places weve had a good coffee: Double Shot (Deakin), A Bite to Eat (Chifley), Sadis (Watson) (couldve been a bit stronger admittedly). Still yet to find anywhere as good as in Melbourne though...we live in hope!


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    Re:  Any good cafés in Canberra?

    Sure is!

    Try Hansell and Gretell on the main street of phillip(woden).

    Manfred has bean(pun) roasting on premises for a VERY long time and with a new shop expansion and fit out ....I think its worth a look!

    P.S. Hi Manfred!

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    Re: Best coffee in Canberra? City Bus interchange

    If you are looking for a coffee around the City bus interchange, here are a few places, some of which may have appeared earlier in this thread, some new. Im not recommending any as a Snob type Gourmet coffee venue. Just take them as you find them.

    You can find an interchange map at this site:
    http://www.action.act.gov.au/interchange_maps.html

    Bay 1 - London Circuit and East Row. Tosolinis. A Canberra institution. Ristorante, Caffe, Bar. *;) ;)

    Bay 5 - Coffee Guru. I havent tried the coffee. Anyone familiar with this local chain will already have made up their mind.

    Bay 6 - Loui. Loui is owner and Barista. Uses Genovese coffee and Wega machines. Many people enjoy the coffee and food. ;) ;)

    Bay 8 - Tonic. Coffee, coffee, coffee, and a few cakes etc. Have their own blend of coffee. Favourite haunt for many coffee lovers. *;) ;) ;)

    Bay 8 - Kaldi. A new coffee shop in the Australian Transport Safety Bureau building. Kaldi coffee locally air roasted. Barista and owner has four grinders - three blends and decaf. A couple or years ago he was at another shop at Fishwyck (photos posted by me in this thread) Now has own shop. Barista remembered my regular order from old shop over a year ago. ;) ;) ;)

    So plenty of choice at the bus interchange! * :) :) :)

    You could go on a coffee crawl and not worry about driving home (all the other cars seem slow after a few coffees) *:D :o

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    Re: Best coffee in Canberra?

    A supersize coffeecart!

    Did I guess right? And what do I win??

    Grant

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    Re: Best coffee in Canberra?

    No it is a mobile showroom, coming to a town near you!!!! ;D

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    My guess is something to do with...

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    The great moving sale continues.

    We need to be out of this building by the end of May, so come on in and grab a bargain.

    New premises and some great stuff arriving soon.......watch this space for updates and more good news.
    ..but cannot for the life of me guess how you are going to get a 40 foot container into that office space.
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    Re: Best coffee in Canberra?

    *shudder* - that brings back memories of my warehouse days... heavy boxes... stinking hot container... bad instant coffee breaks (hopefully you have that side sorted at least)

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    Re: Best coffee in Canberra?

    n Deakin - Try Doule Shot, good food too.
    In Bruce - Try Cafe MoMo, also do food.
    In Weston - Sakeenas, part of the shopping center, do great coffee and quite possibly the best scrammbled eggs in the ACT.
    There are plenty of places in Civic, Gus, Milk and honey and a bunch of other around there, much of a muchness.
    My pick for Kingston would be Griffin and Cafe Velo, in Manuka theyre all about the same, mostly focused on being seen, not served.

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    An Invitation

    Canberra based CSers and anyone visiting from out of town should check out our new digs at 47 Kembla Street Fyshwick.

    There are very interesting things happening there. Its a work in progress, which will make it all the more interesting as future developments take place.

    If you ask for me and I am available, Ill show you around ;)

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    Re: Best coffee in Canberra?

    Hi Atilio;

    We are planning to go to Canbera after the Aroma Fest (The Rocks). See you at the end of the month.

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    AN INVITATION

    to five lucky CSers in the Canberra area.

    On Thursday 30th July CosmoreX Coffee is having the official opening of its new premises and coffee roastng plant.

    The place will be packed but we are extending an invitation to 5 lucky CSers to come and enjoy the evening on us, and take a look around behind the scenes.

    This way you will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other CS people that you have never met but share a common interest with.

    The function is by invitation only, so if you want to be one of the lucky 5 please telephone me to register your interest and we will post you out an official invitation.

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    Re: Best coffee in Canberra?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D495E48536478545D5D5E5E3B0 link=1225020974/48#48 date=1247657757
    to five lucky CSers in the Canberra area.

    On Thursday 30th July CosmoreX Coffee is having the official opening of its new premises and coffee roastng plant.

    The place will be packed but we are extending an invitation to 5 lucky CSers to come and enjoy the evening on us, and take a look around behind the scenes.

    This way you will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other CS people that you have never met but share a common interest with.

    The function is by invitation only, so if you want to be one of the lucky 5 please telephone me to register your interest and we will post you out an official invitation.

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