A little milestone for the blog here: tonight I posted my 500th cafe review post.
It all started with the little but great Seed Cafe (now closed) at Wynyard back on February 10, 2006 with my trusty old i-Mate K-JAM. Since then I’ve upgraded to an iPhone 3G, become a father, switched to decaf, and changed jobs twice.
It’s mostly been clear sailing: I’ve had one cafe owner ask me to take a post down (and I complied), and one ask me not to take a photo. I’ve been recognised only a few times, which suits me just fine: – I’m happy to review with as much anonymity as I can muster.
Quite a few of the cafes I’ve reviewed have changed management, or type of coffee, or closed down since reviewing them, and there have been a couple of cafes I’ve reviewed twice, but it’s been a lot of fun forcing myself to go to out-of-the-way spots in search of a good coffee (more recently a good decaf).
And the list goes on: there are still a few more on my “to-visit” list, and plenty more to explore.
Is there anything in particular you’d like me to add to my normal review “template”? At the moment, I try to cover
- brand of coffee
- address of cafe
- rough description of cafe
- description of the coffee – usually a decaf latte these days
- something good about the cafe
Am I missing anything? What’s your favourite cafe?