24 days of coffee – Urbanistar Cafe coffee review by guest blogger Mahara
Urbanistar Cafe shares their space with the New Edition Bookshop on William Street in Northbridge. Over the past few months, I have watched Urbanistar slowly take over the bookshop space as the cafe became more popular.
On entry, Urbanistar has a sign stating that their ‘coffee promise’ is to follow the coffee industry standards of Australia. Urbanistar encourages customers to let them know if the coffee they produce isn’t up to standard, so they can learn from the experience. After seeing this sign, I was expecting a top quality coffee.
The cafe itself had a nice ambiance, the jazz music playing over the speakers and the shelves of books surrounding the coffee counter created a nice setting in which to enjoy my coffee. I love the idea of a ‘book cafe’ and browsing through the books is a great way to spend my time whilst waiting on my coffee order. I ordered a skinny flat white to dine-in, which at $3.50 was very reasonably priced. However, the cost of my takeaway coffee for a ‘large’ size was $4.50. The size of the cup would be the equivalent of a ‘regular’ at most other cafes; it definitely wasn’t worth paying the price.
The coffee was well presented in a large cup with a dark crema. The flavour wasn’t too intense, with a slight bitterness and the milk was creamy. There was a slight aftertaste of burnt coffee beans but overall I was impressed with the quality and flavour of Urbanistar Cafe’s coffee.
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