111 Scotchmer st
Hello all you lovers of coffee.
My name is Calum and I’m the new kid at MCR.
I have an infatuation with coffee, which started in New Zealand just over 6 years ago and I have started reviewing to share my excitement for and experience of the Melbourne coffee culture.
Late Sunday morning and I’m on my way to North Island cafe for a much needed coffee fix.
Stepping through the door into the clean open space, I choose a seat with a good view through the huge glass frontage onto sunny Scotchmer St.
The stark white walls are contrasted by the warm wooden counter down one side of the space, and small tables, lining the opposing wall. Behind me, past the newspapers, is a large communal table and one section of wall has been painted for use as a black board, perfect for families with kids to entertain.
Despite the minimal design of the cafe, its welcoming and comfortable.
I order a short black and sit back watching the barista pull a delicious looking shot into my cup.
It’s at my table in seconds with the rich, dark crema, well balanced flavour and sweet aroma I’ve been craving.
I follow this by ordering a strong ¾ latte, orange juice and a bagel to munch on.
Unfortunately, the strong 3/4 part is lost in translation, but a well put together latte arrives at my table. Although not what I ordered or to the strength I desired, I finished it enjoying every last drop.
Devouring my bagel with avocado and lemon, I take a proper look at the menu which covers all the usual bases with it’s own personal twist.
A great start to my Sunday and highly recommended. Thanks to the friendly staff who painstakingly hand squeezed my OJ and delivered supreme coffee.
I’ll be back again for sure. beans here.. X2
Coffee: Coffee Supreme