Bar Piazza Waterside, Rhodes

Bar Piazza, Rhodes

Espresso di Manfredi Coffee. Shop K6, Rhodes Shopping Centre (1 Rider Boulevarde, Rhodes). You wouldn’t necessarily even spot this place out of the rest of the food court, but here you will find consistently good coffee: the best in the shopping centre at least. Staff are friendly and efficient, and you have the option of eat-in (take a tray to the adjacent food court seats) or takeaway.

Coffee is pre-ground, but there’s enough turnaround that it doesn’t have too much of a chance to get stale. There’s even a separate grinder for decaf.

Bar Piazza webpage

Beanz Arabica, Rhodes

Toby’s estate coffee. Shop 105, 2 Walker St, Rhodes. A cheerful space with only a few tables indoors, and seating for a dozen more outside. Cheerful staff – and lots of them – work away taking orders, cooking, and making coffees.

The coffee is quite ok: there’s no decaf grinder, so it’s a little stale, bit a pleasant space to pass the time – try the bacon and egg roll on damper: the best of its kind in Rhodes.

Update (20 May 2009): They’ve switched to Jack and the Bean coffee, and the results are great: the coffee is really good now. Also, try the croissants – they make them on site.

beanz arabica, rhodes (interior)