OK for coffee but...
Posted on 01 / 08 / 2013
I go to this place regularly for coffee when I'm in town because it's one of only a handful of places in the CBD that has fair trade coffee and I want to support organic, vegan friendly places. It is in the 'cool' De Graves Street street cafe area and has mainly outdoor seating with only a few poky seats in a cramped space inside. Over the last year I've noticed that there is frequently a smell of sewage when I sit in DeGraves Street and there is clearly faulty plumbing somewhere but this did not seem to be addressed over a long period of time. Admittedly I have not been there since about October 2012 and of course this is not the fault of the cafe itself. There is a significant vegan selection but it tends to be commercial pre-made burgers, gluten-free pies, sushi rolls and things and I find them a bit dry, bland and disappointing, especially because the food is not at all cheap. They do have great vegan cakes though, often a choice of two or three. I'll continue to go for coffee and cake but not really anything else unless other options are limited.
Fair trade coffee, Substantial vegan options including cake, Organic
Mediocre to bad food, Limited seating, esp. in bad weather