This cafe generally has quite bad service and very unpleasant staff. However, Worst ever service I experienced on 15 September, when I went there to buy a coffee and was told there may be a wait for 10 minutes. I paid and waited to see all the coffees were served excluding me.
They all started giggling and playing with each other, after about 18 minutes wait, I decided to leave without a coffee since there was not attention whatsoever from any of the staff. Not a single explanation or an apology for the delay. I returned their token number after about 22 minutes and walked out without a refund. I had not a single person out of about 5 staff wondering around talking to me or even asking to get a refund.
So if you are looking for quite an experience to be disregarded, this is the place!
So it's a modern 'trendy' cafe, looks great, food good, friendly staff so it's a four from me. BUT as a coffee bore I was disappointed in the espresso, average earthy flat palette, roasted too dark for espresso in my opinion. Also had a piccolo to balance my review of their coffee and that was better. So I guess if you like milk based coffee then no problem just not for the heads
I usually just go for coffee and a scone (fab savoury scones by the way - such a treat) but this time ordered off the menu. I had the open steak sandwich which was delicious. Really beautifully steak cooked to perfection and combined with salad, on top of a piece of ciabatta with crumbled cheddar. A must try and plentiful serving - you could easily omit the bread and be full as a bull
Pete makes a great coffee and always has time for a chat no matter how busy he may be making coffees. Very nice atmosphere and a cool space. Ask them about their giant teaspoon. Worth a try if you are in or around ellerslie.
Our local cafe - we can be found here 3 days out of 5. The gentleman behind the counter knows how to make a great coffee and is an awesome dude. The food (particularly the little bacon & egg numbers on the counter) is sensational!