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Caffiend

Posted November 30, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

78 Grafton Street, Cairns     (07) 4051 5522 You would think this little hidden laneway café was in the Melbourne CBD with its graffiti walls, innovative food and great coffee. Normally when I travel I like to ask people in the street where they go for their daily caffeine fix and as I did, […]

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The Petty Officer

Posted November 30, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

113 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park (03) 9686 3000 The latest project for David and Zoe Makin, with business partners Adam Mariani and Matt Lewin, who have started a new café called The Petty Officer in the trendy suburb of Albert Park. The café was only two weeks young when we called in and was already drawing […]

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Holm Espresso Cafe

Posted November 30, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

165 Victoria St,  Potts Point   (02) 9356 8718 Holm Café, the newest café to grace Victoria Street, Potts Point’s famous eat street. Holm café is the creation of husband and wife team Emma and Daniel Luxeford. This duo is famous for their other Victoria street iconic business, Doughboy Pizza, which has created a loyal patronage […]

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Not a One Hit Wonder

Posted November 30, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cowbell 808, Bourke Street, Surry Hills Memories long forgotten can be brought back in an instant when you see, smell or hear something from your distant past. Cowbell 808, a café Design Portfolio (DP) recently completed in Surry Hills, can reactivate the memory bank, taking you back to a time like none other – the […]

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Compak K10 Fresh Grinder

Posted November 30, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

COMPAK K10 FRESH represents today’s coffee grinding: Maximum quality for the most demanding customer. Barista competitors quickly picked up on the benefits of a grind on demand grinder – not only for the extra flavour of the freshest ground coffee, but also the advantage of repeatability of dose with minimal waste. Walk into almost any […]

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Café L’usine

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

151 Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Everywhere we went during my visit to Ho Chi Minh City, anyone who was café savvy was talking about L’usine. This French inspired industrial cafeteria is the pride of a small group of Vietnamese and other internationals, including an Australian owner. We turned up at the […]

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Perenti Café

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

69 Church Street, Gloucester NSW (02) 6558 9219 Who can believe it’s 10 years since we both started on our business ventures – me with Café Biz and Jane Westcott with Perenti Café in Gloucester. We met when our businesses were babies. I visited Jane’s trendy café (with its vibrant orange wall that some said wouldn’t make […]

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Kings Cross Cafes

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

I still associate Kings Cross with late night kebabs, pizza by the slice and copious amounts of beer. During a more recent visit, however, I was delighted to discover a swelling of great cafés and espresso bars worth visiting. Kings Cross is shaping up to be a trendy café precinct. Yes, The Cross does have […]

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Duchess of Spotswood

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

87 Hudsons Road, Spotswood VIC (03) 9391 6016 On a freezing Melbourne morning, a warm welcome is what we needed – and it’s exactly what we received when we pushed through the door at the Duchess of Spotswood. We arrived early, and seated in a sunny spot against the white-washed wall, we could watch the wait […]

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Soul Espresso

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Coffs Jetty Strip – Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW (02) 6652 4110 Coffs Harbour’s famous jetty strip has seen one of its old favourites get a face lift, with Foreshores Café becoming the new Soul Espresso. A well known Woolgoolga banana farmer’s wife, Harpreet Atwal has combined a healthy fresh farm philosophy of seasonally grown food […]

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Bar Coluzzi

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

322 Victoria Street Darlinghurst, Sydney  (02) 9380 5420 There are not too many cafés that have withstood the test of time as well as Darlinghurst’s famous café, Bar Coluzzi, on the strip in Victoria Road. Bar Coluzzi is well known around the world for its iconic name and is often referred to in tourist information pitches for […]

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Anfim Grinder

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

In the rock world of coffee we look starry eyed at the lead espresso machine that sits pride of place on the espresso bar while the busy Barista chooses a stance directly behind it as affirmation … But what about the drummer of a Grinder dictating the tempo? So, we had our cause to name […]

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The Grounds of Alexandria

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

The players behind this amazing business have hit all the right notes, creating a world beating café concept. I had the opportunity to visit this caffeinated project on a few occasions last year as the build took shape, meeting with its developerS Jack Hanna and Ramzey Choker. they took over the site two years ago,  […]

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Dose Espresso

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

187-191 High Street, North Willoughby (02) 9967 2552 North Willoughby comes alive with the emergence of the new cool kid on the block: Dose Espresso. BariSTAR Sam Gabrielian’s latest project is the perfect showcase for this talented coffee professional. Sam has ticked all the boxes with his open planned, savvy, architecturally designed espresso bar, neatly […]

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One Tree Café

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Pearson St, Charlestown Square NSW (02) 4943 8800 Ben Irvine has stepped out to be an independent café owner, after years in a business development role within the Gloria Jean’s coffee management structure. One Tree Café is his newest project – an espresso bar in Charlestown, near Newcastle NSW. Ben was born into the coffee […]

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Canteen Coffee

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

23 Park Avenue Burleigh Heads, Qld. (07) 5534 3877  There’s something very sexy about understatement … a certain mystique in a subtle hint of discretion instead of an overblown advertising campaign. Understatement is also an announcement that the goods are of the highest quality. Semi-hidden in a walkway between two streets, Canteen has a minimalist […]

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Black by City Espresso

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Domestic Qantas Terminal, Sydney  m: 0407 911 546 Ten years ago, I worked in the centre of the city, and my morning brew was always at ‘Crema’ café near Martin Place, presented by barista Spiro Mylonas. Ten years on, Spiro, with a string of successful cafés behind him like Il Cintro and the City Espresso chains, […]

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Sydney, the Caffeinated Wait is Over

Posted February 23, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

In the current weeks leading up to the biggest café show in the nation, Café Biz, my team and I have had the exciting opportunity to visit many of Sydney’s favourite café and coffee haunts. What was impressive to me, was that Sydney is starting to blossom in its café culture and the different approach […]

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Hobba

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

When three business partners of varying professional hospitality backgrounds get together in the same mind space, the result is Hobba. A great barista, a famous chef and a CEO from a major beverage franchise have created this caffeinated business that ticks all the boxes with atmosphere, great food and coffee backed up by real customer […]

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Charlie Lovett

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

A husband and wife team have jumped straight into the deep end to create this impressive new eatery. Until October last year, Shane Edmunds had never worked in hospitality, let alone run an entire business combining a café, sandwich shop and bakery. Yet with the establishment of Charlie Lovett Neutral Bay, that is exactly what he […]

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The Favourite Child

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

When the name Bondi is mentioned, most will think of sun-soaked beaches, tourist buses, attractive locals, white pointers and a few different clichéd summer anthem songs. A specialty coffee house is not what would come to mind; however, The Favourite Child is bringing a wholly different flavour to what is probably the most famous beach […]

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Bean Drinking

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Bean Drinking is the real definition of a micro roastery. We have come to this conclusion by seeing how they market the ‘third wave’. The ‘third wave’ is about taking coffee to a whole new level of sensory experience, enjoyment and appreciation. ‘Third Wavers’ appreciate each coffee for what it truly is and take whatever […]

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Dalla Corte Pro

Posted September 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Dalla Corte is quite the success story. Bruno Dalla Corte played an integral part in the innovative E61 system released by Faema, which shaped the course of espresso machines as we know them today. In 2001 Bruno and Paolo Dalla Corte developed their first system together, their “multi-boiler” technology, which was the first precise and […]

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Expobar Ruggero Americana

Posted September 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Model: Ruggero Americana 3 Group Expobar Australia is owned and operated by the Slade family. As a small family business, they take great care in the quality of equipment and service that they provide to their customers. The family have been involved with espresso machines for more than 55 years, with 3 generations of experience […]

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Diamant Americana 3 Group

Posted September 8, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Baristas Anne Cooper – Head Roaster / Barista Di Bella Coffee Tim Adams – 2009 AASCA Australian Barista Champion Luke Shilling –  Barista Effect The Results Aesthetics Classy look, with a presence that would make a great show piece in any café. Pearl white is the stand out colour. Easy to read display for each […]

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Astoria Plus4You

Posted September 7, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Astoria was founded in 1969 and is the flagship brand of its parent company CMA, based in Treviso, Italy. The new Astoria Plus4You is their latest espresso machine, developed to meet the growing demands of the barista, the roaster and the environment. Testing the Machine Habib Maarbani Is a co-owner of Morgan’s Kitchen in Liverpool, […]

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