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    Sydney vs Melbourne

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    The good ol debate!
    as in, on average which city has better coffee?

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    Hey, what are you -- some kind of agent provocateur?

    Anyway, the last decent coffee I actually paid money for in an actual cafe was in Perth. So there.

    Maybe I just dont get out much ::)

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    Has to be Sydney because thats where my coffee is.

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    Spent Easter in Sydney, all the recommended cafes (courtesy of CS members) were closed.
    5 days and 12 or so coffees later, not one worth drinking.
    Think we will stay with a CS next time.

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    never been to melbourne but had a really nice coffee at Mecca in sydney the other day. Really nice.

    can you see the poll without voting?

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    Very subjective . How do you measure what is better? Quantity? Quality? I liked the Melbourne cafe scene - it has more of the European feel but you can also experience that in Newtown, Leichhardt and other places

    Ive had better coffee in Sydney than in Melbourne but I know Sydney better than Melbourne. I know it looks like Im sitting on the fence but I enjoy both but Sydney is my home.

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    As far as having a better cafe scene (as the Poll implies), I live in Sydney, but visited Melbourne just before Chrissy last year, and Id have to say I preferred Melbourne. I dont know if it was new, or there seemed to be more cafes within a small vacinity.... odnt know.... just a vibe or something...

    As far as better coffee goes... well thats another topic IMO.

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    This comment is tongue in cheek

    "If Sydney & Melbourne are so good"
    How come 20 thousand people come to QLD and Brisbane each year primarily from those two capitals?

    I hope its not the coffee

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by Koffee Kosmo link=1216127110/0#7 date=1216184052
    This comment is tongue in cheek "If Sydney & Melbourne are so good"
    How come 20 thousand people come to QLD and Brisbane each year primarily from those two capitals?

    I hope its not the coffee KK
    To steal a quote from the late former NZ prime minister Piggy Muldoon we are trying to increase the average intelligence of all three cities :P

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    Never been to Sydney, but im sure there is great coffee there. Melbourne is a good place to find a Cafe but finding one that serves great coffee and great food is a bit harder.

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1216127110/0#6 date=1216182079
    As far as having a better cafe scene (as the Poll implies)
    I dont know what gives you that impression.

    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1216127110/0#6 date=1216182079
    As far as better coffee goes... well thats another topic IMO.
    No, its this topic.


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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    Yeah I didnt notice it at first, but the Question is "Which on has a better CAFE scene?" I reckon thats different to the coffee scene imo. I know some great cafes as far as atmosphere/environment etc, but their coffee is for the sink. Then theres great espresso bars which suck to actually sit their and drink it.
    Thats how I read it anyway.

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by afton link=1216127110/0#0 date=1216127110
    The good ol debate!
    as in, on average which city has better coffee?
    Sorry YeeZa, my bad.

    I read the opening post and the poll question immediately slipped my mind.

    Ambiguos I say.
    afton will have to clarify.

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    Re: Sydney vs Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1216127110/0#12 date=1216205663
    Quote Originally Posted by afton link=1216127110/0#0 date=1216127110
    The good ol debate!
    as in, on average which city has better coffee?
    Sorry YeeZa, my bad.

    I read the opening post and the poll question immediately slipped my mind.

    Ambiguos I say.
    afton will have to clarify.
    Sorry bout that - Ive changed the wording.



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