Elk and Pea

21 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612, Australia
Average: 4.0 / 5 stars, based on 6 reviews.
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Flat white had vanilla notes

Very smooth and rich. Delightful

Very nice smooth espresso, at times interesting after tastes and flavours but still good nonetheless!

Double espresso went down nice and smoothly. Red Brick Espresso beans, too. Don’t skip trying the food: the Mexican-style fare here is fantastic.

This is more of an eatery than a coffee joint but they managed to get the temperature and flavour of my latte just about right.

WHEN A 2 star review becomes a 3.5. READ ON TO FIND OUT HOW. Apparently this place is owned by the Knightsbridge and Parlour Wine bar crew. It’s schmick looking, right in the heart of the ever trendifying Lonsdale St, so I had high expectations. They use Ona beans, not my favourite, but a solid choice. Unfortunately my first sojourn was underwhelming. After being seated and requesting a flat white and a pot of chai for my girlfriend we waited for what seemed like an eternity before a young waitress came up and said ‘I’m sorry, did you order from me, I can’t remember if you ordered from me or not’ after a bit of a shocked silence we repeated our order (neither of us could remember if it was the same waitress or not, but it’s kind of their job description to remember orders, not ours to remember faces, right?). Anyway the flat white, when it finally arrived, was seriously over cooked and pretty ordinary. STOP PRESS. As I was writing this review the barrista came over with another flat white, apologized that the first one sent over was not up to standard (note: I hadn’t complained, not sure how she realised) and gave me the coffee gratis. Well from terrible service to great service in one sitting. The second coffee was also a step up. Much smoother and generally well made. Service and second coffee bump this from a 2 to a 3.5 star review. They are still getting their shit together obviously, but the place has potential.

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