The Grounds coffee. 1/226 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate. Ramsgate’s latest cafe is beautifully fitted out, and already churning out great coffee and food. You’d like more detail than that? Sure.
The menu is standard cafe breakfast items with an emphasis on high-quality breads – a brioche roll for the breakfast burger ($10), and a breakfast tasting plate ($18) that includes two poached eggs in addition to avocado, feta, olives and prosciutto.
Inside, the counter gives emphasis to the ready-made pastries, like the Nutella-filled donut. When we visit for the grand opening, they have a selection of miniature versions available (two embarrassingly large bites, or perhaps four more reasonable ones), but the full-size version ($4) is somewhere around the size of a Krispy Kreme. There’s self-serve water at the counter, infused with fresh cucumber: very refreshing.
I was skeptical when I read about the “Nescafe Frappe” ($6), but asking around, this is a very popular Greek traditional drink, and it’s expertly made here – the texture is cloud-like: it really can keep the straw vertical. If you’re more traditional in your tastes, the tricked-out Synesso (complete with digital timers for each of the three group heads) is being used to good effect, with expertly made short blacks and lattes.
This place deserves every success.