Voodoo espresso. More of a sandwich shop or corner store than a café, there’s a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. A good range of sandwich fillings are on offer, along with a generous wedge of banana bread for the sweet tooth.
Coffee – there’s no decaf – is passable, but far from great. It is, though, the closest cafe to GlobalSwitch.
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Vittoria coffee. Don’t let the signage fool you, they’re selling vittoria, not café aurora at this hive of coffee activity. Despite its size, it has six staff: three just on coffee, and they’re doing a roaring trade.
Coffee – a decaf latte – is ready in a flash, and it’s hot, a little thin at first, but among the best decafs i’ve seen, certainly exceeding my expectations.
As a place to write, this is an unusual setting indeed: it’s a mix of indoor and outdoor, with a massive glass roof about four stories up, but pavers and tiles on the ground. If you can put up with the smokers, this could be a good place to break out a few paragraphs of prose.
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Peak Espresso. Seated in the base of Rydges Port Macquarie, there’s a great view over the water, and a cool breeze drifting across the outdoor seating.
The large coffees are delivered with a mini almond bread, and are smooth, and easy drinking. A great spot to watch the world go by, or meet up with friends.
Morgan’s handcrafted coffee. Situated in the Sydney Masonic Centre, there’s a lot of natural light, since there are 18 foot high ceilings with glass walls. Staff are friendly and courteous, and there’s a huge range of breakfast choices.
Coffee is good; despite an overly thick head, it’s a sweet, complex flavour, with a mostly pleasant aftertaste – very good for a decaf.
As a writing venue, this would be great. On first visit, I’m invited to stay all day.
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