Friday, 21 February 2014

Coffee anyone?

There is nothing worse than a coffee snob (or a snob of any kind actually, but to be a snob over something as common as coffee seems like too much effort for something so insignificant). 

Having said that, one of the truly great places to have a cup of coffee in this beautiful city is Ground Up.

I could use words like 'chic' or 'trendy', (but I would be showing my age), or even 'hipster' (but 
my son would groan).  I regularly meet colleagues there, and whenever out-of-town friends visit, this is a must-visit for them as far as I am concerned. If you have lived in Melbourne then you will consider this hole-in-the-wall very similar to many coffee outlets that city boasts; and you will be relieved to discover that the coffee here is every bit as good as what you find down south.

The staff are very friendly and the decor is eclectic, but be prepared to wait for a seat. It's common to find patrons propped up against the brick wall on the other side of the alley, either waiting for their coffee or simply enjoying it before returning to work.

And just in case you are wondering, here's my usual disclaimer.

Normal disclaimer: I do not own any part of Ground Up. I do not know anyone who owns Ground Up, nor do I know anyone who works there. Ground Up has not paid me to make the above comments. In fact they do not know I am writing this, or even who I am.

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