The Search

May 13, 2007

I’ve the next two days off. At the moment I’m at Kate’s school after dropping her at work and will soon head over to Eastwood for a coffee from Centro and a crossiant from the Korean bakery near Franklins. I just read a coffee related post from Guthers here and have been further inspired – I’ve been thinking about trying to find a decent coffee in Parramatta (the closest hub of civilisation to the Toose Hoose). I think it might require some cash and a bit of time with the intention of making a coffee crawl through Parra CBD. I thought I’d start by letting my fingers do the walking and call a few cafes asking the following and collating the answers:

Are you serious about coffee?
How many coffees does your cafe do in a day?
What coffee?
What machine?

Any other questions I should ask? Any ideas on which cafes to hit first?

1, 2, 3… I love coffee!

February 4, 2007

The past few days have been awesome. Three great coffees at three different cafes.

1. Pablo & Rusty’s – Gordon 1.2.07
Jem is now working here and has been well trained (h/t Sam). Don’t ask if the bean is Toby’s Estate – it’s their own blend (I made this mistake as their logo is very similar to Toby’s. Whoops!)

2. Campos – Newtown 3.2.07
I don’t think I need to sing it’s praises too much, just that if you haven’t been here – go! We went on the morning of Sam’s wedding (more on this later when I get the photos – it was exciting too) and weren’t disappointed.

3. Centro Cafe – Eastwood 5.2.07
I visited here this morning after dropping Kate off at school (h/t Guthers). Friendly and skilled Barista at a cafe less than 10mins from the Toose Hoose – Glorious!