attitude: stylish uni hangout cafe.
To completely review this café I went back the next day to get a take away flat white. Typically, the line for this café is about 10 to 20 deep, however as I have a 10am class I was here at 930am, and found the line to be very short.
The enjoyable thing about takeaway here is you get to see the great looking pastries in the long counter, and the smell of freshly baked bread can be very enjoyable.
The take away system works on a name calling system, which works quite well. In rush times they have 2 coffee machines running so drinks are mass-produced with reasonable pace. There was chance for banter from the staff, which is sometimes the best part of a take away coffee experience.
They have a choice between small and large, and with a ACCESS card the price becomes very reasonable at 2.55 (5 cents seems a little bit of a scam to avoid stocking too many 50 cent coins.) In line they ask me whether I want sugar in my coffee, which I don’t but it’s a great option if you do as it dissolves far better.
Once I get my coffee, I find, yet again, a well-proportioned, smooth and creamy looking drink. The taste is not too dissimilar to my last coffee, with some nice nutty flavours to the espresso blend used. However one of the major disadvantages of the coffee was that, given the lid, the nice aroma is quite masked, which is where some of the enjoyment of the drink came from.
Looks wise, coffee shops today are trying to do more with their cups, you find this one, hosting the typical Campos brand cup, which is reasonable attractive.
My major fault with the drink was that it was a little cool. It’s a touch call to make however, as it is better, in my opinion to have a well made drink which cools quickly, then a burnt drink which stays hot longer.
My major fault with the cup was in the writing of my name on the lid, they use a marker, which is fine, however the ink ended up on my nose, which is amusing, but not fantastic if I wanted to impress!
While not as good as their sit in coffee, Taste does provide a good quality, good looking, competitive cup of coffee for any student looking for that morning, mid-morning, lunch time, afternoon, early-evening, evening pick me up. The take away part seems to close at 6pm.
So it’s a decrease in quality of the coffee and the experience, however an increase to service rating.
how i rate it (take away addition):
attitude: classy bakery law cafe that knows what’s going on.
total: 27/40 (good),
NOTE: Given so many students get take away, I thought it would be fair to judge all on campus cafes from a possible a sit in and take away options.
When ordering, I will ask for sit in option to start, If no sit in option is provided, I will judge from normal sit in standards, regardless if all they have is takeaway, although I will note it was a take away coffee.
Take away standards I judge differently, when looking at the style rating. Service and experience should be similar in scoring.
However, if a sit in option is available, I will judge the coffee shop on both sit in and take away scores and average between the two. I will leave in, sit-in scoring for readers information, but will score from the average score.
how i rate it (total average)