Hello folks! I’ve returned to the land of 4 seasons!!! You may not have realised it, but for the last two weeks I’ve been partying, eating, holidaying and causing general mayhem during the Chinese New Year season in Malaysia and Thailand.
It’s good to be home. I do wish we had more time. Truly our trip home was too short. It’s so hard when you have to pack everyone in a limited timeframe and say goodbye to friends and family … heart wrenching.
Although our holiday was an amazing stress reliever (and tummy increaser), I had a tough time finding a good cup of freshly brewed cafe latte.
So to welcome myself back to the Melbourne scene, I shall continue mine and Evie E’s (previously Aunty E and she didn’t want that name to stick ;P) Mad Coffee Trail 🙂
So right after our visit to Axil Coffee, and before we went mad at the Plantation we made a quick pit stop at The Premises in Kensington.
Here we were, two great friends, having just ditched the Boy (who decided he would much rather go home and play games on his PS3, wtf?!) singing on top of their voices (okay maybe, just me) and being turned away from Proud Mary’s (as we only wanted coffee and we were told that we’d have to wait with all the other wonderful breakfast punters), catching up on the latest news on each other’s lives.
Before we knew it, we were looking for a park at the very busy intersection where The Premises is located.
Despite it being very crowded, we managed to secure two spots located at the windows. Immediately I squealed and Evie E laughed at me. We were seated at what appeared to be recycled wooden school desks!!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT? Too bad I didn’t see any scribbles or carved initials on them (probably polished and restored before being sold to Premises).
Having just had a rather heavy meal at Axil, Evie E and I decided we didn’t want anything with milk in it and went with the two Pour Over coffees being served that day.
I had the Kenyan Kandara AA ($5.00) and Evie E had the Costa Rica ‘La Candelilla’ Geisha ($8.00).
Whilst I was still trying to learn to identify the bitter notes of the dark and earthy Kenyan pour over, I swooned over Evie E’s Geisha which was much lighter and floral.
Despite my attempts, I couldn’t quite steal her glass from her, even when I pulled the good ‘ol “Look there!”
I’ve been back since for a couple of quick take away lattes, but will have to come back for a proper breakfast review as Ms Sporkette, Mr FatBooo and Mr Food Rehab rave about them and their pulled pork sandwiches!!
Part I of the Mad Coffee Trail – Axil Coffee Roasters
Part II of the Mad Coffee Trail – Plantation @ Melbourne Central
*Disclaimer: All food ratings & review are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality at the time of visit
Food/ Cuisine: Breakfast, Lunch & Coffee
Dining Style: Cafe
Food Coffee Rating (Based on the Dining style): 7/10
Restaurant ambiance: 7.25/10
Service/ Attitude: 7.5/10 (they let us sit and enjoy our coffees despite it being rush hour for them!)
Value for money: 7/10
Tuesday to Friday, 7am – 4.30pm
Saturday to Sunday, 8am – 4pm
202 Bellair St
Kensington VIC 3031
Tel: (03) 9376 7565
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i definitely know what you mean, feel that everytime i leave msia after a holiday.
Good to read this, need to make a mental note to keep this handy when I need my weekend caffeine fix.
Yeah.. I’m still a little depressed and homesick 🙁
Let me guess… are you fussy about your coffee? 😀
I am I am!!! 😛
I love to stop for a nice spot of tea-and I love the old school desks too!
Yayy and High Fives for similar tastes!
HANNAH + LEO DICAPRIO 4EVA. That’s what you would’ve found etched into my desk.
(Aaaaah, I can’t lie to you! It totally would’ve been “HANNAH + RUSSELL CROWE 4EVA”. Oh the shame!)
(Except he really was hot in Gladiator.)
Also, yes, coffee, yum yum. 😛
You… you… *speechless* 0_0 OMG….
I cried when he dated Meg Ryan.
BAHAHAHAH I’M REALLY NOT JOKING.
That’s actually probably like Keanu and I (yes, Keanu and I, as if we were one and together forever) *cough*
I’m now called Mr Fatbooo??? Aahahahaha like it like it. :p.
Yes you are Fatty Boo Boo 😛
It was great to hear about your escapades in Malaysia and Thailand via twitter and I’m sure it’s even better to come home to yet another year-long party 🙂
Hahahaha I thought we were the only ones who thought that way! It’s a constant holiday here once a year!!! Enough to work and save up to spend it all lavishly in another 1 week of holidays! EEP!!!
It’s so funny we love all those old school things we probably loathed when we were in school…desks etc. They’re just so chic these days.
Still haven’t visited despite everyone’s ravings about it…one day!
I know.. I’m such a sentimentalist now *sniff*
Welcome back! 😀 Now I’m gone. 🙁 Missing the coffees already…booo….I can so do with one right now to warm myself up. Beijing is very cold.
Thank you Thank you! *Takes a Bow*!! But you’re gone!!! HOW??!!!
Really loving the fact that Melbourne now has so many cafe’s that serve awesome coffee <3
That’s why I can’t leave Melbourne for too long!
Eat. The. Pork.
I can understand 🙂 I have only found one decent cup of coffee so far in HK and i’ve been here for nearly 3 months hehe
Glad you’re back ~ hope you had a lovely trip!
Hahahah! But HK coffee is completely different. I’d be enjoying on the milk teas!!