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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.

Thanks again!

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. 

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Many thanks Ernesto and Windowpane. Noted about Chin Chin lol!
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I'll be in Melbourne for a week on a holiday with two friends of mine. The lane ways sound unlike anything in Brisbane, should be a treat. I have some friends that have moved to Melbourne so I hope they can give me a tour. We're staying in the Ibis on Little Bourke st.

Regarding coffee in Brisbane, I usually pop in to the smaller Brother Espresso shop on Upper Edward st. Not much of an atmosphere but the barista Bart pulls a consistent shot. The brother blend is great for ristretti and short drinks, but I do not like it with milk. The staff at the Brother cafe on Mary st were rude and condescending, and are different every day so there is a lack of consistency. I've heard good things about One Drop in the Valley, and Cup in West End as well.
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I'll be in Melbourne for a week on a holiday with two friends of mine. The lane ways sound unlike anything in Brisbane, should be a treat. I have some friends that have moved to Melbourne so I hope they can give me a tour. We're staying in the Ibis on Little Bourke st.

Regarding coffee in Brisbane, I usually pop in to the smaller Brother Espresso shop on Upper Edward st. Not much of an atmosphere but the barista Bart pulls a consistent shot. The brother blend is great for ristretti and short drinks, but I do not like it with milk. The staff at the Brother cafe on Mary st were rude and condescending, and are different every day so there is a lack of consistency. I've heard good things about One Drop in the Valley, and Cup in West End as well.

Hmm, thanks for this Naka.  Will check out One Drop tomorrow for my daily injection.

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For coffee, try Black Velvet Expresso on Exhibition St.

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Thank you for all the Recs and tips guys, now all I have to worry about is spending too much money while I'm there!
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Took a sample spray of Serge Lutens Chergui on the wrist, around 7pm. Three hours later it is still making my eyes water. Creed is for pussies.
post #24233 of 56093
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Took a sample spray of Serge Lutens Chergui on the wrist, around 7pm. Three hours later it is still making my eyes water. Creed is for pussies.


I don't share the same love of Creed as many others - I just don't see the excitement. Serge has some very interesting offerings, they are quite out there. I currently have a love affair going with Comme des Garcons - particularly wonderwood and hinoki, Maison Francis Kurkdijan (Lumiere soir and the new amyris) and the woody roses of Le Labo Rose 31 and Jo Malone's limited edition velvet rose and oud. It's also a little sad that Frederic Malle is just so expensive as he's got some nice fragrances.
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Regarding coffee in Brisbane, I usually pop in to the smaller Brother Espresso shop on Upper Edward st. Not much of an atmosphere but the barista Bart pulls a consistent shot.
This is near my specalist's. +1 to him pulling a good shot.
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Yu U is a good Japanese place as well, though I haven't been there for a long time.
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I don't share the same love of Creed as many others - I just don't see the excitement. Serge has some very interesting offerings, they are quite out there. I currently have a love affair going with Comme des Garcons - particularly wonderwood and hinoki, Maison Francis Kurkdijan (Lumiere soir and the new amyris) and the woody roses of Le Labo Rose 31 and Jo Malone's limited edition velvet rose and oud. It's also a little sad that Frederic Malle is just so expensive as he's got some nice fragrances.

Serge is certainly out there. I can't see myself wearing Chergui too often; it has so much projection it would probably be inappropriate in the office. I am a little interested in CdG Man 2; still making up my mind. I have a bunch of testers on the way that include some of those you mention above.

Best thing I've worn lately was Eau de Rochas on one of those stinking hot days we had. Felt fresh as a daisy all day.
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Serge is certainly out there. I can't see myself wearing Chergui too often; it has so much projection it would probably be inappropriate in the office. I am a little interested in CdG Man 2; still making up my mind. I have a bunch of testers on the way that include some of those you mention above.

Best thing I've worn lately was Eau de Rochas on one of those stinking hot days we had. Felt fresh as a daisy all day.

 

Out of interest, where did you get the testers? Can't seem to find anywhere that has Eau de Rochas pour Homme in Sydney unfortunately :(. Whereabouts do you source it from?

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LA airport - what a dingy place.

Anyway, Ludlows has Kent Wang pocket squares? Missed those when I was in there. That's very nice. I didn't know he had any retail stockists. What's the markup like?
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That could take you some time, I think there's over 4.5 million of them now. I'd start with large public places and shout loudly.

Good thing I've started on that already! 

post #24240 of 56093
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Hello there! Where are you moving from, out of interest? 

Hello Nic! Just moved from Singapore.

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