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A Chapter From Adore

Posted October 11, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Above being able to share our blends with more and more people, the café sites we roast coffee for always seem to have a great story to tell, from the time they approach us before opening, to when they come to us and to say they’re ready to expand. Let’s take you on a boutique […]

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Sweet Maria’s – Cafe Review

Posted July 19, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Most coffee roasters, when they are finding their way, would have gone online and searched a coffee origin and its tasting profile from the coffee enthusiast site “Sweet Maria’s”. I had the opportunity to call in and see Maria and Tom at their new warehouse office and showroom in the city of Oakland near San […]

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Lee and Me Café

Posted April 27, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Lee and Me café is located in the CBD of Wollongong. Owners, husband and wife duo, Lee and Shay Sullivan (Lee) and Benny (Me) have made a special space right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Crown St Mall. Drawn in initially by the personality of the 1890s heritage building and the […]

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The Coffee Works Project

Posted March 9, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

When you travel the globe like me looking at coffee businesses, you get a sixth sense to feel out the best businesses. I get a strange tingle in my body when I find these spaces, and it happened recently on my last visit to London. I stumbled across The Coffee Works Project in the Borough […]

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VENITA CAFÉ

Posted February 16, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

159 Cumberland Road, Pascoe Vale, Melbourne T: (03) 9304 1358 It’s always nice to leave the city on a weekend and go exploring. It’s even nicer when you discover a little gem like this café situated in Pascole Vale. The café is a light-filled, energised, and welcoming space that caters to the family-centric people of […]

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Stokes Lane Cafe

Posted February 2, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

G238 Princess HWY, Bulli, NSW T. (02) 4284 7094 Stokes Lane Café is set in a 1926 building, bringing extra charm and history to the coffee destination. Frequented by a friend living locally, I was taken to the cute café for the consistent quality coffee and friendly atmosphere. Originally operated as the first shop to […]

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PM (Post Meridiem)

Posted October 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Located in the heart of Darwin city centre the first thing that captures my attention from outside PM is the large artwork of tuna fish wrapped around the wall. Inside the décor is simple but beams personality, a kind of urban meets simple and sophisticated style. PM is a unique space that successfully brings specialty […]

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Lola Coffee

Posted September 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Shop 6, 855 Stanley St Woolloongabba QLD 4102 (entrance on Trafalgar St) Lola Coffee is set to establish a new benchmark in Brisbane’s coffee scene. Opening just last month owners Corinne and Brett Chilcott are bringing worlds of learning to their tiny espresso bar on the south side. Set in the industrial strip of Woolloongabba, […]

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Let Minnow Café

Posted August 25, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

57 Park Ave,Clayfield QLD 4011 t. (07) 3357 8771 fb. Let-Minnow-Café This 100 year old Queenslander once known as the Clayfield Aquarium has now been recreated into a special place for food and coffee. Paying homage to the aquarium, customers can find fishy puns throughout the Let Minnow Café and the menu. Inclusivity is an […]

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Laneway Specialty Coffee

Posted July 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

As the coffee scene gains momentum in the Top End, Laneway Specialty Coffee is noted as a local favourite for both its food and coffee. Located on a corner in the inner suburb of Parap, also home to the vibrant local Parap Saturday markets, on our visit the place was bustling inside and out with […]

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Base Espresso

Posted April 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

At Base the food philosophy is about fresh, healthful and interesting! Focusing on serving locally sourced organic alternatives and encouraging less use of processed products, they are constantly searching for new ideas.  The constant focus of their head chef combs through the history of classic nutritious solutions. Succulent lamb skewers with mouth watering roasted sweet […]

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Fiefy’s Specialty Café

Posted March 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Owned by Fiefy Anuwatanaphorn and Tim McDonald and established in 2011, Fiefy’s Specialty Café is set into the facade of an Adelaide CBD building and is a haven for the coffee lover and also the city traveller. Fiefy’s has been running strong for four years and has recently undergone a light renovation/ revitalisation. Fiefy and […]

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Little Clive

Posted January 19, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Brisbane doesn’t quite have the reputation for awesome cafes that its southern neighbours of Sydney and Melbourne are renown for, but a decent café culture is certainly developing with new and interesting places opening both in the city and nearby suburbs. I was recommended one recently called Little Clive, in Clive Street, Annerley and after […]

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Folk Kiosk

Posted December 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Purveyors of fine coffee and nourishing food. Folk Kiosk is a quaint and charismatic oasis located on the north side of the main hub of Byron Bay. Following a recommendation from a good friend as to where her favourite local coffee spot was, I was taken to a tranquil delight that pleased all the senses. […]

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Trevs@Dickson

Posted December 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Tucked away in a “blink and you’ll miss it” strip of shops behind Dickson’s main shopping hub, is this little gem. Trevs@Dickson came on strong recommendation from various Canberrians for a casual weekday brunch. Sporting a solid variety of dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian options, this busy (yet extremely efficient) little spot certainly caters […]

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Sir Charles

Posted March 31, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s always a pleasure finding and visiting cafés that just GET IT, especially when it comes to the space, the design and aesthetics and of course, the menu offering … With cafés now looking to progress the café experience to another strata with a real focus in food service, Sir Charles has just about got […]

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Black Coffee Lyrics

Posted January 29, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Checked out some Cafes in Surfers Paradise in the last couple of days with some ok finds, however there was one that stood out for me… ‘Black Coffee Lyrics’ was as close as you would get if not on par with some of the top cafes in Melbourne. Speaking to Nick (Cafe Owner) he gave […]

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Brezel Bar, Manly

Posted January 22, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

5 Raglan St Manly NSW (02) 8957 6429 A stab in the dark took us to this petite little German bakery serving up all sorts of magnificent treats! For a homely little nook, there’s a good scattering of tables without being too cramped. Don’t be enticed by the sweets in the window display, there’s a […]

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Cafe Del’ Art

Posted December 23, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Darwin has snuck on to the coffee scene in recent years with fresh brew. Coffee shops are popping up around the Top End, the number of discerning coffee drinkers is growing every day, and more baristas are wanted in the NT. One of the cafés that is contributing to the brewing scene is Cafe Del’ […]

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Sprolo

Posted December 22, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sprolo has recently opened at 138 Canning Highway in South Perth. Taking over an old mechanic’s parts shop, it has been converted into a spacious and minimalistic café that packages specialty coffee within a family-friendly setting. With a kids’ corner, plenty of space for prams and a restroom with baby-changing facilities, Sprolo is already a […]

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Coffee Notes

Posted December 15, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Presented by Espresso Company Australia THE NOTES. Browse the judges notes on 5 great coffees. Café Culture’s panel of judges have critiqued these coffees to bring you some unique examples of fine Australian coffee roasting. All coffees were evaluated first as espresso and then as milk- based.       Toby’s Estate – Woolloomooloo Blend […]

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Elixir Coffee HQ Espresso Lounge

Posted December 12, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Brisbane café scene is changing all the time, and on a recent trip I visited Elixir Coffee Roasting House and HQ Lounge to say hello to the two brothers behind the coffee brand and check out a few different blends. Since opening the Elixir Coffee HQ in 2009, Elixir Coffee has become a serious […]

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Barry Café

Posted November 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

When you think you have seen it all in café world in Melbourne, you stumble unexpectedly on this gem. Barry Coffee and Food is an amazing creation that would appease the hardest hospitality critic. The coffee service is stylish and quick from the six group Synesso that we personally experienced being assembled a while back, […]

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Replay Espresso

Posted October 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

2A William Street, Turramurra NSW (02) 9449 3494 It’s nice to see a hard working couple join forces with a vision for their future. Replay Espresso has been a long time in the making for Grant and Yvette Andronicus – yes, the famous coffee family that bought espresso culture and fresh roasted coffee to Australia. […]

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Axil Coffee Roasters – Cafe Review

Posted July 18, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

76 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD, VIC  (03) 9819 0091 Yes, it’s another arrow in the quiver for the fast moving Axil Coffee machine. This inner city espresso bar is typical of Dave Makin’s mindset, built on style and practical ergonomics. The pimped up Kees Van der Westen Spirit coffee machine is the hero in the […]

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Crate Louise

Posted July 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

144-148 Glenayr Road, Bondi NSW (02) 9130 4668   It was a sunny winter morning on Bondi Beach, and all the cafés on Hall Street were pumping away. I wanted something a little more special than a breaky fry up, so I set off to explore a few café sites I had spied the previous […]

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Review – Renault Kangoo

Posted June 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The new Maxi Crew will double the practicality the Kangoo offers by being able to move staff around during the working week in combination with stock, or by simply folding the rear row of seats forward into the floor, allows the usual complement of 4.0 m³ of cargo to be carried in the back. All […]

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The Edwards

Posted June 20, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

It was a beautiful winter’s morning and my belly was yearning a hearty breakfast to fuel a busy day. I was told about a new clever café that was put together by a few prominent Newcastle businessmen. I thought straight away that a café with a name like Edwards couldn’t be too bad, as I […]

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Di Bella Roasting House

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

312 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA (08) 6215 0003 “Yes, another great edition to the Di Bella empire with this latest project in the hip precinct of South Fremantle.” The Di Bella Roasting warehouse is located in an old garage site on the busy part of South Terrace Road. The man behind the concept is […]

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SMALL PRINT BAKER & ROASTERY

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Brookfield Place, Print Hall  Basement Laneway 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA (08) 6282 0022 When Simon Catoni wanted to return to his hometown of Perth from a stint in Melbourne working with Dukes Coffee Roasters, an opportunity came up to set up a café/bakery/roasting concept with Dukes and The Colonial Leisure Group. Small Print […]

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The Source Espresso Bar

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

6/914 Military Road, Mosman NSW (02) 9969 1368 Mosman is not necessarily one of those suburbs I frequent regularly, as it’s kind of at the end of the road with no through traffic – which positively gives it a lovely village feel, even though it’s still close to the city. However, I recently ventured down […]

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Monkey and Leo

Posted March 31, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

1/17 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay NSW (02) 9326 9224 This little café was a great relief to find just on the edge of the Kings Cross district. You enter a completely different world when you walk through the doors of this Potts Point café. The café is bright and friendly and is totally focused […]

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Uncle Joe’s mess

Posted December 8, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

When award winning hair stylist Mark Cain and his sibling Marie Cain looked at expanding their successful salon, Head Studio, the decision was not to add more seats in the current salon but to step into a whole new market, a barber shop and café. The barber shop is called Uncle Joe’s and the café […]

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Theic

Posted December 8, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Nathan Wakeford, Managing Director of Somage Fine Foods, has recently opened a specialty tea bar. The aptly named “Theic”, a term used to describe one prone to the immoderate consumption of tea, is certain to delight avid tea lovers. Theic offers 25 rare specialty teas from the Chamellia Reserve Selection, an exclusive range that can […]

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Typika Artisan Roasters

Posted December 8, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Perth is seeing an explosion of new coffee businesses, both in the café and coffee roasting sectors. A new concept that has graced the west coast suburb of Claremont is Typika Artisan Coffee roasters. This was not an overnight setup; it was 10 years in the making for the entrepreneurial Kenyon family. Father John and […]

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Dramanti Artisan Roasters

Posted December 8, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

East Brisbane by Moreton Bay is not the place you think you would find a funky warehouse styled coffee roasting business. I was delightfully surprised to visit Dramanti Coffee in Wynnum, this quaint bay side suburb of Brisbane and experienced some great coffees and café treats to match. We were there on a Saturday morning, […]

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Fluid Espresso

Posted December 8, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

What a great inner city find Fluid Espresso is. This café sits in a residential and light industrial space in the suburb of Beaconsfield in East Sydney. The café has become a favourite coffee stop for a growing crowd working in the creative spaces amongst the old warehouse precinct in Beaconsfield. The area has a […]

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Little Birdee Espresso

Posted August 2, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Weekdays can test our patience and Monday mornings can hurt, but office dwellers are infinitely happier with a cup of creamy coffee in hand. Perched inside an office complex in a quiet pocket of South Brisbane, Little Birdee Espresso caters to local corporates with a strong focus on social and environmental sustainability and serving coffee […]

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The Bean Bank Coffee House

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Aptly named, “The Bean Bank” it’s not just a coincidence but a strategically selected position between the Commonwealth Bank and Bank of Queensland in Ballina on the NSW North Coast. The first joint venture by Glenn Anthony and Efstathia (Effie) Vouris has become a hot destination for quality coffee and fine food having already won […]

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The Cook and the Baker

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Cook and Baker is a breath of fresh air on the food scene in Sydney, with their delicious array of home baking. The Cook and Baker swung open its doors almost 12 months ago to a very happy crowd on Oxford Street, Bondi Junction. Owned by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa, the bakery is […]

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Mama Bear

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

While attending the World Barista Championships at the Show Grounds in Melbourne this year, I had the great pleasure of hanging out at Mama Bear, which has now become my “must visit” when I’m wanting a good coffee (Gridlock Coffee), good meal and friendly service. Ok, yes! It does have the usual style of a […]

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Mahlkonig VARIO Grinder

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The VARIO home grinder from Mahlkonig is the ultimate multipurpose grinder for home use. It will grind from true commercial espresso fine, all the way out to plunger coarse by simply sliding an adjusting lever. The grinder lets you program in three different dose amounts to cover the different brew methods you might use at […]

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Sunbeam – EM0450 Conical Burr Grinder

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This lightweight grinder is an ideal travel companion for the coffee connoisseur. It has conical burrs and can be adjusted to fine for espresso coffee settings. It is a simple operation grind on demand unit, which has a group handle mounting. The grinder is easy to adjust and the burrs are easy to get to […]

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Sunbeam Espresso Vita

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This machine has some great features, such as a pressure gauge, stainless steel lined PID controlled thermoblock, pre-infusion features, advance programming of volumes and brew temperature settings that also can be set by user. The 360 degree movement of the steam wand is a good design, making jug position easy when steaming milk. The overfill […]

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Vibiemme Domo Bar Junior

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This little heat exchange machine is the next step before going to a commercial coffee system. The coffee extraction is excellent, with the E61 thermo syphon design keeping brew temperature stable. The Junior has good steaming ability with its compact boiler, which has some real grunt for a little stylish HX machine. The machine has […]

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Cuadra from La Nuova Era

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

A very nice heat exchange machine for its price point. The range of colours is a great idea for matching in with the kitchen décor. The styling is very Italian slick, not just another stainless steel box. The Cuadra has good steam pressure for great milk texturing delivered from the two litre copper boiler. The […]

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Musica – Nuova Simonelli

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This machine runs very close to a single group commercial machine. It has very good extraction capabilities and good stable temperature characteristic and no real up and down temperature surfing issues. The volumetrics are very accurate, and it has great steam ability for milk frothing with the large boiler capacity. The steam valve has a […]

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Coffee Notes

Posted May 20, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Browse the judges’ notes on 9 great coffees. Café Culture’s panel of judges have critiqued these coffees to bring you some unique examples of fine Australian coffee roasting. All coffees were evaluated first as espresso and then as milk-based. Wagonga Coffee – Ethiopian Sidamo ‘Guji’ This exceptional coffee makes a full bodied, spicy and fragrant […]

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Kingston & Co

Posted April 27, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

588 High Street, Penrith, NSW 2750. (02) 4731 3703 This latest project from hospitality entrepreneur Fernando Drakos is a gem of the West. Kingston and Co. located in Penrith is the culmination of years of café experimenting from Fernando’s projects both in Australia and overseas. Fernando, a combination of Greek father and Spanish mother, was […]

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Woodman’s Axe Espresso

Posted April 26, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

41 Sydney St, Mackay QLD 4740 0437 773 776 There’s an exciting coffee buzz around Mackay, with the opening of Woodman’s Axe Espresso, the new coffee venture for owners Steve and Merryn Ward. Steve and Merryn began their journey into the coffee world when they bought into the Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise system. It was […]

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