Located at Northbridge Plaza
Cnr Lake and James St,
Northbridge, Perth WA
Northbridge has another debutante cafe added to its ranks, nestled in the corner of the new Piazza and surrounded by lush lawns and a huge outdoor video screen.
Cnr is run by ex West Perth bean-counter Lu Yao.
The decor is appealing with concrete floors adorned with geometric artwork, in one corner is a large red fire hose reel, the tables and chairs in this section are in matching fire-engine red, front of shop has stylish and very comfortable Spanish tables and chairs with cube seating in the alfresco area.
An overhead projector will be used for entertainment and visual effects and the side wall has some funky pieces of artwork.
A glass display cabinet showcases their inviting range of cakes, panninis and foccacias.
The breakfast and lunch menu has some tempting dishes on offer, one that caught my eye was the mega-breakfast aptly named “cnr sink”, it literally had everything in it but the kitchen sink!
The business end of cnr has a three group Synesso with a mighty Mazzer doing the grinding of the Brazil Blue blend.
Perth has the well-earned nickname “Syn City” due to the growing number of Synesso machines pumping out the nectar of the gods in this fine city.
I have found the coffee consistently good over my threee visits, the espresso was most enjoyable having good body, rich choc/cocoa notes and a lingering clean rich aftertaste.
The latte and flat white that I enjoyed on separate occasions cut through the milk nicely, they were well presented at a good temperature and left me with a smile on my face.
There seems to be a good consistency with their coffee and with the decor and friendly service creating a relaxing way to spend some time over good coffee and food.
Coffee by Five Senses–Brazil Blue blend
Another great little addition to the ever-blossoming Perth coffee scene and I’ve got to award them a bean, keep up the good work cnr.