Cheers for the detailed notes fxh, much appreciated. Where would you recommend for good espresso? Is there a Melbourne preference for roasts? Dark/light etc.
That's a shame about Rocco's, I'd read so much about it and was really excited to go. I might pop in anyway and have a look around.
Brunettis (Carlton - soon to move to the old Angus and Coote Bookstore site around the corner in Lygon, they also in Myer from recollection) and Degraves Espresso (23 Degraves Street just off Flinders Lane) offer good coffee. But, as alluded to above, heaps and heaps of good coffee in Melb. One of my other all time favorites would have to the Cellar Bar next door to Grossi Florentino, great coffee, great service and atmosphere at lunch is something to behold. Also worth a peek at Pellegrini's (almost next door to the Cellar Bar and importantly near to the American Tailor). Brisbane on the other hand....what a struggle. The Deli at New Farm a stand alone in coffee.
Interested in any other coffee reviews from either MEL or BNE from those in the know.