Anise, King St Newtown – revisited.

Danes coffee. 381 King St, Newtown. Friendly staff greet you on arrival, and water is brought to the table even before you order – always a good start. The courtyard at the back has a choice of outdoor furniture, seating about thirty. It’s a breezy, laid back space.

Towards the front of house is an open kitchen’ and some more sun-drenched seating overlooking King St.

Coffee is well-made; the grinder is running to make the shots, it’s a drinkable temperature and the texture is smooth, and a little light. All that lets it down is the Danes coffee itself; i’m personally not a fan, but your mileage may vary.

Note: I was prompted to revisit after hearing from the new owners, but I didn’t identify myself.

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  1. […] The new owners have – I’m reliably informed – increased the prices, but it remains a place on King St where pleasant coffee and cafe breakfasts – with a french style to them – can be had. Try the courtyard out the back: it’s a good 5 degrees cooler in summer. High marks also for the lychee / strawberry / mint frappe: very refreshing. New – Updated! […]

  2. I wish you reviewed this cafe when it was La petite Pomme if you have can i please see it. i really like your comments they are honest

  3. Anna,

    thanks for your kind words; sadly, though I visited the cafe a couple of times back then, it was before I was writing reviews: I had a great breakfast in the courtyard back when it was still “the little apple”, but I haven’t left any thoughts for posterity.

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