Whole thing: 21/40
Bean: Di Stefano
Friday: Met up with Chris and Marco today in the city for a catch up coffee. Chris, who is clearly getting annoyed by my inner west and around Town Hall wanderings, insisted we go further afield into the city.
We ended up at the Ministry of Food on Bligh Street under the Wentworth Hotel. First thing you notice about this place is that it is huge, cavernous you might even say. There are tables everywhere. We grabbed a seat outside,which was really pleasant and ordered three coffees. Marco and Chris both ordered flat whites and I ordered an espresso macchiato.
The coffee came out quickly and was placed in front of the three of us. The waitress made sure the teaspoon was behind the cup. Looking at the coffee it was nothing special. From my perspective little effort had really gone into the design on top of the flat whites (although Marco said he thought there was a cool design). Nor did the foam have that wonderful silky look that a good milk based coffee should have. This was only confirmed by my macchiato’s appearance, which for my preferences had too much milk, with again a dryish rather then smooth look to the foam. Aside from the total quantity it was portioned well.
cafe style: Inner city diner, suit hang out