Illy coffee. Well, it had to happen. The first café i’ve been asked not to photograph – perhaps the lead-up to the apec meeting is to blame. This café replaced delifrance – where I had shared a couple of breakfasts with a now-departed friend, and it seems a non-franchise version of the same thing. A patisserie in the main, it also offers fruit salads, and a range of egg-based menu options.
The coffee is pricey – a small decaf takeaway is $4, even for the QVB this seems high, but it’s good. Smooth, drinkable, no bitterness. A spot close to the station where you can sit and have breakfast and a coffee – just not take photos.