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« Reply #25 on: 24/08/2010, 03:56 PM »
Start by getting rid of Hudsons and co....

actually as far as the coffee franchises go I think that Hudsons makes a pretty good fist of what they do - havebn't been to one for awhile but on the occasions that I did used to go I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and consistency of the coffees served there

Its worth noting that all baristi have to start somewhere and that if it weren't  for the franchise stores there would be a lot less coffee staff floating around generally and a much smaller gene pool to call upon

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« Reply #26 on: 26/08/2010, 04:56 PM »
Start by getting rid of Hudsons and co....

actually as far as the coffee franchises go I think that Hudsons makes a pretty good fist of what they do...

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... actually [not that I favour any of the chains] but for what it was worth, there was recently an article in some of the major newspapers that Michel's had the best coffee of all the coffee franchises... although obviously very 'barista dependent'; will see if I can find the link...

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« Reply #27 on: 31/08/2010, 04:39 PM »
yes, it was done by Choice...

I think today's Epicure in Melbourne will have the Age's Good Food Guide, which usually includes a the Age's shortlist of cafes - anyone in Melb. feel free to comment on any notable inclusions or omissions!

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« Reply #28 on: 16/09/2010, 12:39 PM »
Well...it's official: Foxy Brown gets a cool 23 out of 25 for our coffee and 4 1/2 out of 5 overall in the Melbourne Coffee Guide - out in hardback today!
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« Reply #29 on: 16/09/2010, 04:08 PM »
Fantastic work great to see your hard work being recognised. Now prepare for the onslaught of new customers coming out to try your foxy brown!!!
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« Reply #30 on: 16/09/2010, 04:11 PM »
I haventr ead the book cover to cover but a a glance that puts us in melbourne's top ten coffee destinations: I'll drink to that! :)
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« Reply #31 on: 16/09/2010, 06:29 PM »
that's great Pat - congratulations!


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« Reply #32 on: 24/12/2010, 12:10 PM »
Well deserved!

I was down from Sydney in October and Pat and staff treated treated me well and the food and coffee was excellent.
I can still remember that salad.  8)

It seemed like a bit of a hike from where I was staying in the CBD, but well worth the trip and I've been telling everyone that since.

Next time I'm in Melbourne I'll be paying another visit for sure.


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« Reply #33 on: 27/12/2010, 09:31 AM »
Thanks TG for the kind words - we're constantly revising what we're doing with our coffee which is great as it means that we're constantly evolving - which feels good

And the recent spate of positive publicity hasn't hurt business one bit! In fact on our last trading day fir the year last Thursday we had our busiest week day trading day ever - nearly doubling our average takings - which is great way to finish the year but it also means that we we're inundated with regulars - so it's nice to know that we are loved!

I've been consultating for a new cafe retail project in byron and will probably be doing a few guest stints as ring in Barista in early to late January if anyone is in the area and up for a coffee

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« Reply #34 on: 27/12/2010, 10:35 AM »
hey Pat - would love to but doesn't sound like anyone's going to get within a few hundred miles of the place because of the weather - is it still raining?

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« Reply #35 on: 27/12/2010, 08:42 PM »
Not sure I'm still on the nsw south coast relatively isolated in a bush setting across from the beach so I'm not too sure what's happening in the rest of the world - besides it's prob going to be another week before we're in Byron proper...
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« Reply #36 on: 16/02/2011, 07:13 PM »
Just booked my flights to Melbourne for the 5th and 6th of March for a wedding and it is with great glee that I see that foxy brown is only just down the road from the ceremony, probably have to drop in before and after. Hope you will be there on Sat arvo Pat.

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« Reply #37 on: 16/02/2011, 07:58 PM »
Hi Brett ironically I've got a bucks do that afternoon and a wedding to go to the following weekend - I will be at work on the sat you're here - though I prob have to leave at 2pm latest

Be great to see you though !
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« Reply #38 on: 17/02/2011, 01:10 PM »
Might struggle for 2pm do you work sun?
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« Reply #39 on: 17/02/2011, 10:01 PM »
Nope - new roster means no work Sundays! Happy to pop in for a coffee though
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« Reply #40 on: 18/02/2011, 04:59 AM »
Will find out what the plans are and let you know, looking forward too it.

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« Reply #41 on: 01/05/2011, 03:40 PM »
it's getting to be the time where we start looking at great cafes for Melbourne, so let me know any recommendations and recent new openings...

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« Reply #42 on: 02/05/2011, 02:26 PM »
there's been a few great places pop up in melbourne in the last 12 months or so such as monk bodi dharma - who are consistently producing great coffee, and others that I havent had a chance to get to - but it will be interesting to see if the standards have been raised recently, or if we have levelled out a bit!   
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« Reply #43 on: 02/05/2011, 08:57 PM »
Melbourne's specialty coffee scene just keeps growing, there's probably close to a dozen new cafes that could make the top 5.
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« Reply #44 on: 07/05/2011, 01:05 PM »
Spending 2 or 3 days doing advanced research on this subject in a couple of weeks  ;D The list is long but someones got to do it.

Reports to follow.

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« Reply #45 on: 07/05/2011, 01:09 PM »
Hi All
First Post.

Went to the new Padre cafe (League of Honest Coffee). Had a great espresso SO (PNG Sigiri) and love the decor. The painted slayers and roburs are worth a look.

BF - Put it on your list, and would be good to catch up in person!.

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« Reply #46 on: 07/05/2011, 01:15 PM »
thanks - he will be buying :)

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« Reply #47 on: 07/05/2011, 02:30 PM »
I am a poor boy from the country someone sold me really expensive perforated metal things a while back so I am broke ;)

I think I might buy a gps with route planner for the pushbike before I come up, so many new coffee places including a long put off trip to Pat's place.

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« Reply #48 on: 14/05/2011, 06:01 PM »
hi guys - just got back; thanks to Andreas [in particular] for some great new cafe suggestions - will be checking some out them this weekend!

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« Reply #49 on: 14/05/2011, 06:14 PM »
hi guys - just got back; thanks to Andreas [in particular] for some great new cafe suggestions - will be checking some out them this weekend!

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Welcome home, when do you arrive back in SA?

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