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    Dandelion & Driftwood

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Lucky enough to hear about the opening day during my fly-by visit from Sydney.

    Impressive set up and great coffee.


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    Re: Dandelion & Driftwood

    Dropped in here on the weekend. Probably two of the best coffees I have had...ever.

    They have an impressive selection of brewed options, which I would be inclined to try out...I just found the price of these to be discouragingly high compared to the espresso based options. Fortunately, I love my espresso drinks.

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    1/45 Gerler Road
    Brisbane QLD 4011
    Weekdays 6:30am-6pm
    Sat 7am-4pm
    Sun 7am-1pm

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    Re: Dandelion & Driftwood

    Ive been trying coffee all around Brisvegas and this is my new favourite place... Stopping by on my trips from the city to Caboolture.
    It is pricey for bewed options but worth it for the experience imo, much more interesting than similar cheaper offerings elsewhere.
    I prefer the dandelion as an espresso to many others Ive tried, a good balance of sweetness and acidity to my taste.
    The tea is also lovely and a nice finish to a couple of coffees... I prefer a 5-6 min brew time to the 4 that they serve at, which is fine because you can put the leaves back in.

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    Re: Dandelion & Driftwood

    Dropped in today while Im in Brisvegas for work. Just missed pete whod gone off to roast, but had a good catchup with Penny. Had a chemex that was nothing short of spectacular.
    Just makes for a good excuse to come back more often :)

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    Re: Dandelion & Driftwood

    Just be careful of the weekends, regular staff take a break...

    The tea is still great, though! :D

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    Re: Dandelion & Driftwood

    Quote Originally Posted by 535C4455444144250 link=1286747310/4#4 date=1291549443
    Just be careful of the weekends, regular staff take a break...

    The tea is still great, though! :D
    I think this was a bit unfair, anyone can have an off day.

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    Re: Dandelion & Driftwood

    Made a special effort to visit whilst on holidays from Perth and boy was it worth it!

    Peters new cafe is first rate - with a varied coffee "menu" offering 2 blends and two SOs for espresso and another 2 SOs from the filter bar which can be enjoyed as a chemex, trifecta, syphon or cold drip. Both my trifecta and flat white were spot on! (the Dandelion blend a favourite).

    Its cute old English style is contagious as evidenced by the small seating area being chock full. Its near the airport and well worth a visit en-route for pre-flight caffeination!
    :P

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    Re: Dandelion & Driftwood

    After our fantastic weekend at MICE and observing the Wolff family and their staff in the judging and competitions we had to visit D & D now we live in Brisvagus.
    We never thought that a car trip down a leafy surburban street of Brisbane would bring us such a fabulous coffee experience.
    Arriving at 1/45 Gerler Road Hendra Brisbane we found ample street parking. (Always a worry on coffee trips). A sign out the front said Queensland Barista Champion 2012. Yes this was the home of Matt Troughton along with Peter and Penny Wolff, Kesley Carr and Janelle Kinglsey. WOW. :)
    Out front of the cafe was a 3 group machine dispensing coffees to all who cared to stop by. Workers and families ordered coffees and then came into the cafe to buy some of the delciious mouth watering cakes and biscuits to complement the coffees.
    For 9.30 a.m. on a Thursday they were very busy.
    We were greeted by a most welcoming lady who informed us that the Wolffs were in Vienna at the World Barista Championships. We were seated and bought a bottle of pure water. No chlorine here. A diverse menu to please any foodie was also left for choice. That was a very hard ask.
    The cafe decor is interspersed with 7 coffee grinders with tags displaying the beans within. Syphons, Aeropress, cold drip and tea making reigned supreme over all.
    Orders were taken. What blend of coffee would we like and how would we like it? Mild or stronger. WOW never had that before. Coffee and food ordered we sat back and took in the ambience of a superbly run business. The Barsitas out the front and inside were never still.
    When our coffees came they were served superbly and in the saucer was a laminated information card stating the orgin of the coffee(s), the characteristics of the origin area and the tastes we would experience. [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]We were blown away by this. Never seen this personal touch before in any cafe we have visited and we have been to a few in our time. And the food such flavours to savour. [smiley=thumbsup.gif] The verdict on the coffee -to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We will go back along with the many more fans.
    Great information and pictures of this fabulous cafe on their facebook page.



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