Coffee: 9/20 (poor)
Café: 19/40 (poor)
Bean: Paul Bassett Espresso
Heading off for an interview at St Leonards this afternoon, I looked to arrive early to scope out a coffee scene before I take a walk down the road to have a chat to some employers. Walking towards Crows Nest from St Leonards Station, I spyed Oven Espresso, a modern looking coffee joint; with a large crowd of late lunch diners.
The café, had an industrial thing going for it, it even seemed to have an LCD hooked up to a camera so you could watch the shots fall, however it was turned off or not working when I was here, it’s a cool idea none-the-less.
Coffee, came out quickly, with brisk non-personal business thing. So much so that was put beside me without me even knowing it was there! Super efficient and nice not to disturb me, but they could have asked if I needed a glass of water or just linger to make sure I am right.
Plusses were that it was proportioned well and reflected the right milk to foam to espresso ratio well. While not an unpleasant coffee not fantastic either, totally average (or in fact poor, according to my scoring!).
Total: 9/20 (poor)
Style: business industrial chic
Over all: 19/40 (poor)
Disliked: below average coffee