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« Reply #100 on: 11/11/2011, 06:04 PM »
Hi guys - we will be looking at refining our list of best cafes in Sydney over the next month or two for our annual feature in Crema magazine; as many of you know, judges are [impartial] industry professionals and usually one or two Crema forum senior members and we take this extremely seriously...  process starts with me drawing up a shortlist from recommendations from various sources, including judges [obviously] but one very useful source is the forum; bottom line is, now is the time to give your input, if you know any great sydney cafes that you think should be on the list.

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Unlike other reviews, our Best Cafes is strictly based on the quality of the coffee!

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« Reply #101 on: 13/11/2011, 08:09 PM »
My palate's probably not refined enough to even make this recommendation, but I was seriously impressed with Ruby's Cafe in Charing Cross this morning. An SO as well as a blend on offer, tasting notes for all the SO's they rotate through and options of cold drip, aeropress and siphon, in addition to the usual suspects.

And the coffee was very good, at least to my taste, and made by the owner.
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« Reply #102 on: 23/11/2011, 09:18 AM »
can't believe the measures some people take to get included in the Crema Best Cafes of Sydney shortlist - see: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/1-million-left-behind-in-suitcase-in-cafe-20111122-1nt0m.html

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« Reply #103 on: 23/11/2011, 10:40 AM »
can't believe the measures some people take to get included in the Crema Best Cafes of Sydney shortlist - see: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/1-million-left-behind-in-suitcase-in-cafe-20111122-1nt0m.html

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And why wouldn't they... only problem is that you've obviously missed the 'drop.'  We will know if they are more successful in future if they are featured on the front page that is gilded in gold.
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« Reply #104 on: 12/05/2012, 04:30 PM »
This week I spends couple of days in Sydney and had done excellent espresso.

First up was Mecca in the CBD and a past 'best cafe'. They made me an excellent double ristretto on their KVDW Spirit that was just about as perfect as could be. Big mouthfeel, strong flavour and lively without being overly bright.

Bertoni's in Balmain was almost as good. Served by an older gentleman, when I asked for a ristretto he replied 'No sugar?' - but it really wasn't a question and he very much approved at my response in the negative.

Di Bartoli were roasting in-store when I visited. Had a good old chat and really liked their passionate but not-at-all-snobby approach. I went with the Barista's suggestion of an SO from Daterra estate at 86 degrees. It was very nice, but a bit green and I commented that it tasted less than a week old and thought it might need a longer rest.

The barista agreed, but apparently their stock frequently is run down by bean sales before it can be fully rested.

Bought a bag of their house blend - bang in target. Exactly my type of roast. Also bought a keep cup for my wife and took the opportunity to enjoy the machine porn.

All in a lot of fun.

On a side note I stayed at the Menzies hotel - avoid their super auto at the breakfast restaurant. I watched as it performed a self cleaning cycle and then dripped soapy suds in the cup of the hapless next recipient.
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« Reply #105 on: 28/06/2012, 09:27 PM »
Off to Sydney for a few days next week.
Will peruse this thread for ideas of cafes to try (we are staying in Surry Hills). If any places listed in the thread have gone downhill, or anywhere new you think I should try, please let me know.

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« Reply #106 on: 28/06/2012, 11:58 PM »
Reuben Hills, Sample, Joe Black, Single Origin just to name a few.  If you're keen on Vietnamese, you can pop by my work for dinner (Red Lantern on Riley).

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« Reply #107 on: 05/07/2012, 05:08 PM »
Had a couple of days in syd, so after organizing some coffee bags and a knock box, I went to check out Mecca.

I tried a ristretto of their Kenya vuga (spelling?).  Quite enjoyed it even though suffering from a winter cold and taste buds a bit out of whack. Smooth, lightly acidic and nice body.

After some quick last minute shopping / delivery, I also picked up a nice tamp stand; thanks Alex..  Also from Qld came some bling Coffeebags, and a knock box from barista basics - just nearby in George street. 

They had a Urania out the front but such a shame it was only used as display....   

Now heading back home later tonight.

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« Reply #108 on: 05/07/2012, 08:54 PM »
Glad it arrived in time. Need a photo with your gold tamper  :thumb:

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« Reply #109 on: 10/02/2015, 09:43 PM »
Hi Guys does anyone have any good cafe suggestions in Sydney south west????
I normally have to travel 20-30 mins to inner west somewhere to get good coffee

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« Reply #110 on: 26/03/2015, 04:34 PM »
Hi Guys does anyone have any good cafe suggestions in Sydney south west????
I normally have to travel 20-30 mins to inner west somewhere to get good coffee

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Ben :coffee2: :coffee:

RCoffeeCo Camden or Picton are great. Really depends on where you are in the south west
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« Reply #111 on: 27/02/2017, 08:06 PM »
The new Barangaroo financial precinct area has some pretty amazing coffee to choose from all close to each other.

Coffee alchemy @ micro
Campos Pop up
Toby's estate x2
A cafe dishing up Market lane
Mecca (our personal work cafe only)
Five senses had a presence in another cafe

They were the ones I could remember but there were more!

I was spoilt for choice everyday and it almost bankrupted me!

The winner for me was coffee alchemy. It took my coffee obsession and pursuit to perfection to another level.

As a side note, is there anywhere in Sydney that use lever machines in any cafes? I'd love to try an espresso from one!

I love it how coffee tricks me into thinking I'm in a good mood for exactly 27 minutes.

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