Release Date: Jul 2, 2016
While working at the amazing 27 coffee roasters in Tsujido in Shonan, I became interested in the culture of coffee so much and often heard about the scene in Australia. Ever since then, I had been itching to go to Australia to check it all out. Finally, I got the chance! And I ended up traveling around Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and of course Melbourne – a lot of coffee was consumed! I was excited to get the opportunity from goodcoffee.me to write about three of them. It was tough to choose… but here we go!
325-329 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne
This is my first time for breakfast in Melbourne. I soon realised that Melbourne is not only about coffee. But it’s also about good food. The cafe itself is spacious with that morning sunlight and a slight breeze making everyone feel really good. I ordered a not too hot cappuccino, a ginger cookie named “Ginger kiss” and a croissant. (I’m crazy in love with this combination of cookie and coffee!) Cappuccino was a little nutty and had good balance of milk and espresso. It was just the way I like it. And that Ginger kiss was sweet with a hint of spice. My Croissant was very buttery. We don’t have croissants like that in Japan. I’ll definitely be back!
33 Johnston St. Collingwood (Mon-Sat 7–5, Sun 8–5)
Vaughan had already introduced this place, but I loved it so much that I wanted to say a few things myself. “Everyday coffee” is a famous shop in Australia, and in Japan as well! When I entered the shop, it was already so crowded… I heard someone say it’s like this everyday at everyday. The smell of coffee in the shop was so good that I could’ve waited all day. I ordered my first ever Australian style “flat-white” – a great balance of espresso and milk. The temperature was perfect, not too hot.. which gave the drink a real sweet taste. The shop also has a great selection of coffee items which were exciting to look at and touch. I really could come here everyday… as a lot of people do it seems!
12-18 Yarra Pl, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Last year, I found out about this cafe online and started following them on Instagram. Right away, I had this urge to work there. It’s not in the CBD, but the vibe around this area was so cool. I was excited to finally arrive. It was packed with families and office workers sipping away on coffee eating a variety of mouthwatering dishes – you could sense this overall buzz of happiness. I ordered an iced americano and explored the cafe. Instagram is funny isn’t it. You can get to know a place without even going… but nothing really beats being there and seeing it first hand. The feeling of wanting to work there didn’t go away… it only got stronger!
Thank you Melbourne and goodcoffee.me! I’m looking forward to my next visit!
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