Chill Bar – Avalon

Coffee & Gelato – This is what dreams are made of!!!

Chill Bar Avalon Beach 

Coffee Type: A Large Cappucino

Location: 74 Old Barrenjoey Rd Shop 3a Avalon, Australia 2107

Coffee in one word or more: Cool!!l

Atmosphere: This place is a cool little cafe just off the main drag in Avalon. They make a fantastic coffee here and the gelato is to die for. It is a little hot spot for those people in the know.

Service: The guys that run this join are super friendly and they inspire repeat patronage. And if you are me you get drawn in by the gelato as well and always leave with a magnificent combination of coffee and sweet sweet gelato. For the periods when I am lucky enough to work in this beautiful part of the world I am excited by the idea of swinging back past here just to catch up with the staff and their extremely friendly nature.

Roast / Bean: Chill Beans (Yes I am making that up!!!)

Cost: Standard Rims!!!

Reward schemes:  ???

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Like I mentioned before I am excited overtime I get to swing past this cool little gelato bar and cafe. It can only be described as an amazing place to just escape from the world and to just enjoy being!!!

The Bottle of Milk – Lorne, Victoria

The Bottle of Milk

#COFFEEADVENTURES…THEY ARE JUST THE BEST!!!

The Bottle of Milk

Coffee Type: An Amazing Long Black

Location: 53 Mountjoy parade Lorne, Victoria 3232

Coffee in one word or more: Adventurousl!!!

Atmosphere: This place was stumbled upon on the best road trip of my life. It is on the amazing Great Ocean Road in one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Walking into this place automatically brings a smile to your face and kept drawing me back for more and more amazing coffee. The place is cosy and warm with world class views. The only thing that beat all of this was the company!!!

Service: Unsurpassed. The staff here are very warm and friendly. They make you smile whilst making a world class brew. I cannot wait to experience this amazing café again someday soon!!!

Roast / Bean:  I was so excited to get a coffee I forgot to check what they had…my bad!!!

Cost: Awesome especially noting the amazing location!!!

Reward schemes: ???

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ It is hard to put a finger on where I got the best coffee on this amazing road trip across the country, but the bottle of milk was definitely in the top three, beautiful coffees on the trip…depending on the trip!!!

 

 

La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe – The Rocks Sydney

     La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe

La Renaissance Patisserie and Cafe

Coffee Type: A Hot Long Black

Location: 47 Argyle Street The Rocks Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Coffee in one word or more: J’aime le café

Atmosphere: This place is always hustling and bustling. It is a pleasure to walk into this vibrant cafe. As you step into the front section it is full of the most wonderful pastries and cakes. Then you traverse through a small hall out into where the magic happens, thats right, where they make the coffee. They have set this section of the cafe up to keep the feel of the original building, which is a feature I really love for an area so steeped in history.

Service: Always friendly and bustling around. This place is full of smiles and efficiency. Which is a great combination as most of their patrons are rushing in for a small moment of solitude, only to have to reenter the real world as soon as their coffee is ready.

Roast / Bean: The Little Marionette Boutique Beans

Cost: Standard rims.

Reward schemes: Hole in Card System

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ This is an awesome place for a fly by or to settle in and watch the world go by with great company.

ShotLab Espresso Newport

             ShotLab Espresso Newport

ShotLab Espresso Newport

Coffee Type: A Large Cappuccino…but its more than just a coffee, its an experience.

Location: 1/326-330 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport NSW 2106

Coffee in one word: An Experience.

Atmosphere: One of the lads at work recommended this place. He is a big fan of coffee. He told me the only way to describe this place is its an experience. They will walk you through this coffee experience to give you the ultimate coffee tailored to you. And he wasn’t wrong. What this team doesn’t know about coffee isn’t worth knowing. It is a nice small chilled space where you can find the ultimate privacy to relax in or it can be an engaging place to just chill.

Service: I have never been walked through a coffee experience like this. From the get go they hit me up with some probing questions till they came up with a recommendation on my ultimate coffee. They talked up a big game here and I have to say, They delivered and exceeded my expectations. On top of they they had me laughing and I felt very at home while they made the ultimate coffee.

Roast / Bean: Background Specialty Coffee Roasters

Cost: Stand rims.

Reward schemes: They have no need for one with coffee that is a privilege to consume.

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ This place is a must experience. They will have you experiencing the best coffee of your life if you just let them.

Driftwood Cafe Akuna Bay

Driftwood Cafe Akuna Bay

Driftwood Cafe Akuna Bay

Driftwood Cafe Akuna Bay

Coffee Type: A Large Latte

Location: D’Albora Marinas, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Coffee in one word: Lifesaver

Atmosphere: This was a fly by visit as I was working outdoors in the cold miserable rain. The coffee order was large and very much required to keep team morale up—which was dwindling as fast as our chances of going home dry .he best part of the cafe was it was very warm and dry.

Service: The team here took the massive order in their stride and delivered an excellent range of coffees that were exceptionally warm and morale boosting when delivered to the troops on the ground. Overall the team was friendly and warm.

Roast / Bean: Withams

Cost: They have the market cornered here but the pricing is fair.

Reward schemes: Nil

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ This place has to been seen to be believed.

Brewristas Glebe

Brewristas Glebe
                      Brewristas Glebe

Brewristas

Coffee Type: A long black. As Brewristas say, ‘Coffee is the new black!’

Location: 73 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037

Coffee in one word: Wow

Atmosphere: I have walked past this cafe so many times and I am such a fool for not popping in. This is by far one of the coolest cafes in Glebe. It is so unassuming and then you walk inside to a very stylish and amazing atmosphere. It has a really cool industrial feel and the coffee brewing set up needs to be seen to be believed. They also have the most eclectic mix of coffee related items you can purchase from their little store. The coffee was, well I am lost for words. It was amazing, smooth and delicious. It was the perfect coffee to sit down by the harbour with a great book like The Crossroad by Mark Donaldson VC

Service: This team is cool. They are very friendly but in such a relaxed manner that you can’t help but feel relaxed too. Don’t let that fool you into thinking they aren’t efficient. On the contrary, they nearly set records with the speed the coffee was delivered in. Also having the shop to poke around in while you wait is a very smart move as they have such cool stuff to look at.

Roast / Bean: Zest Coffee Specialist Roasters

Cost: Standard for the area but still pretty cheap.

Reward schemes: Nil

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ This is now my favourite cafe on Glebe Point Road, I can’t go past the shop full of cool coffee items that I now want.

Pomegranate Cafe Katoomba

Pomegranate Cafe Katoomba

          Pomegranate Cafe Katoomba

Pomegranate Cafe

Coffee Type: A large caramel latte.

Location: 49 Katoomba St Katoomba, New South Wales 2780

Coffee in one word: Sweet

Atmosphere: This cafe has a lovely and warm mountain air atmosphere. I went to Katoomba the other day on a climbing trip. As soon as we cruised down the main road we  noticed this cafe and decided to give it a try. It was one of the better ideas we had had. The cafe has a nice cosy atmosphere and the coffee is fantastic. Just what we needed to start the days adventures.

Service: Extremely friendly. They were all smiles and very helpful. The coffee came out extremely quickly and as I said before it was an awesome coffee. They have nailed the warm service you would expect from a lovely mountains cafe.

Roast / Bean: Toby Estate..

Cost: Fair pricing.

Reward schemes: Nil

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ I will always pop in here for a lovely coffee whenever I am back up in the mountains.

Brickfields Chippendale

Brickfields Chippendale

                 Brickfields Chippendale

Brickfields Chippendale

Coffee Type: A long black with one.

Location: 206 Cleveland Street, Chippendale.

Coffee in one word: Pleasant

Atmosphere: With a name like Brickfields and my notable obsession with lego, how could I not visit a cafe with a name like Brickfields. While the cafe has nothing to do with lego it is still an awesome little local secret. It is a bakery as well as a cafe so you can just imagine how amazing it smells when you step inside. They have an excellent layout which lets you see right into the bakery to whats going on, so your curious side can be appeased. You can even sit on the park benches outside the cafe and they will serve your coffee there, which I think is very unique and cool. On the wall when you walk in is a cool feature wall of tiles that they have incorporated into the design of the takeaway coffee cups which is a very unique technique.

Service: So they have one of the coolest serving techniques I have come across. I a a bit of a tech geek and as such love gadgets and the like. As soon as you walk in you are served by a friendly staff member with a iPad who takes your order and your money so you don’t have to line up at the counter. They are very friendly here and the staff combination make for a very funky vibe. This was the first time I had been to this cafe but thanks largely to the staff I will become more of a regular here.

Roast / Bean: In house blend.

Cost: Good price for the area.

Reward schemes: Nil

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ This will become one of my regular coffee haunts. Thats how much of an initial impression it had on me.

The Source Espresso Bar Mosman

The Source Espresso Bar Mosman

The Source Espresso Bar Mosman

Coffee Type: A large latte.

Location: 6/914 Military Rd. Mosman, 2088 NSW

Coffee in one word: Magnificent

Atmosphere: Hidden just round the corner on Raglan Street is this little bustling cafe full of energy and cool vibes. Its not uncommon to see a celeb or two hanging around here. The place has a cool layout and awesome interior design. It has the ability to be wide open and airy in the summer or such down for warmth in the winter. It is a very bright and vibrant place to watch the world cruise on by. The coffee is nothing short of exceptional here.

Service: Wow…they are fast here. They may even own barristaring records for all I know. What I do know is they are always friendly and somehow have the largest smiles on their faces. They set a very high standard of friendliness which always amazes me considering how busy they are

Roast / Bean: Lucky Seven Blend.

Cost: Cheap for me…Boss brought mine…However they are about the average price of the area which is pretty reasonable..

Reward schemes: Rewardle

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Love hanging out here in their little corners and watching the peaceful world stroll by.

Bacino Kiosk Chowder Bay

Barcino Kiosk Chowder Bay

Barcino Kiosk Chowder Bay

Bacino Kiosk Chowder Bay

Coffee Type: A large cappuccino.

Location: Building 2, Chowder Bay Road.

Coffee in one word: Enjoyable
Atmosphere: This place is in a magical location. It has a cafe up on the hill and a little hole in the wall down by the beach near Clifton Gardens. It is in a lovely bush setting and it also has spectacular views out into the harbour. It is the perfect place for a quiet little chat or just somewhere to reconnect with the world around you. The coffee is always lovely and warm.

Service: They are always very efficient, fast and friendly. They are know to have  chats with you or your group while they plod along getting your coffee

Roast / Bean: Little Italy Coffee.

Cost: Fair considering location.

Reward schemes: Nil

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ This place is an awesome place to reconnect with the world around you.