Coffee: 15/20 15/20
Whole experience (cafe + coffee): 31/40
Was around university on a Sunday arvo, and felt the sudden need for a 12:40pm pick-me-up coffee. Instead of heading back towards home into the depths of Newtown. Instead I ventured across the road to Glebe to check out Clipper Café a place which I reckon is brilliant.
It’s easy to see why this café is pumping from 6am to 6pm every day. The staff are more-or-less friendly, the table service is quick, the atmosphere is fun and inviting, the coffee is good and food fantastic (if at times ridiculously slow to come out).
I walk in and find, amazingly that there is a table free, I pull out a few ninja moves and some how (luckily) I end up at the table before anyone else can get there. The waitress who is crazy friendly, quickly cleans the table and with militaryspeed. While she is balancing about 5 plates on her arm, she explains that everything may be going crazy today as she is a man down. But it all looks fine to me, little bit of organised chaos. I order a flat white.
The people here are a collection of everything that’s cool about Glebe, the trendy couples, the hipster kids on the high tables outside, the large Asian families, and the massive girl gossip group in the corner.
The coffee is generous with the foam, but not so much so that it’s a latte (really is a reflection of the modern flat white) and as I sip it that caramel taste comes into its own, really great taste. The drink is just so sweet thanks to this flavour that I would almost question why you would get a cappuccino here, as the chocolate may just overwhelm the drink (yes I checked that they did not put sugar into my drink).
1. Coffee score
Style (look and feel): 8/10
Experience (taste and smell): 7/10
Coffee total: 15/20
2. Cafe score
Style (what’s it feel like): old English shed meets doll house
Service: 8/10 (when not having food)
Whole experience (coffee + cafe): 31/40
dislikes: heat, slow food table service (to come out)