Benchmark Wine Bar

65 Northbourne Ave, City ACT 2601, Australia
Average: 2.0 / 5 stars, based on 1 reviews.
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Enticed by the distinctive red Illy sign hanging outside, I popped in for a coffee. The place was open but empty, and they clearly were not used to customers coming in for coffee only. I placed my order and let the girl get to work behind the red Illy machine, while I waited and enjoyed the crisp Canberra sun at a table outside. The double macchiato that was brought to me in a tall thin white demitasse. Milk mixed all through, it was a drinkable but otherwise unidimensional, unremarkable coffee. Certainly not worth the $4.80 price. Perhaps this is a coffee you can enjoy after some posh nosh from their fancy menu, but not an attraction in itself.

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