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I have to be honest by telling you I have never drunk a cup of coffee. So why write an article about coffee when I haven't even tasted it? Coffee is something many are passionate about and devoted to, and love to find the best coffee shop in town.
Because I am not a coffee drinker, I needed to do a lot of research about where you can get the best coffee, so at least you will know it's an unbiased opinion.
With so many coffee shops in Mornington, I wanted to find out which were the best and why. So I enlisted the help of many.
First stop for me was the school yard. The mums at our school love their coffee and know where to find a great one. After all, who wants to go out for bad coffee each morning after the school drop off?
When word got out that I was searching for the best coffee, it was like the whole school jumped on board in search of the answer.
I also spoke to shop owners in the area about where the best coffee was. After all they are the people who are the regulars and if the regulars recommend something it's usually pretty good. And with so many coffee shops in Mornington, I was surprised the same four came up time and time again
1). Via Boffe at 74 Main St Mornington was extremely popular among the voters. Via Boffe is a small authentic coffee shop offering great coffee, that I am told is not too bitter and is recommended for the connoisseur.
2). Via Battisti at 26 Lochiel Ave Mt Martha, technically wasn't meant to be included on the list, as my research was for Mornington. However the popularity and reviews of this coffee shop were too good to leave it off.
Via Battisti I found out was started by the owners of the above coffee shop Via Boffe. So you can expect the same quality coffee. I am told the atmosphere is always buzzing here and has great food too.
3). The Coffee Trader at 3 Blake St Mornington made the list for being a cosy coffee shop with great coffee. It's housed within a cute little shop covered in Ivy. I found the girls to be lovely and polite with the customers, with lone people enjoying their coffee.
4). Flowergirls at 66 Main St Mornington finishes the list. Flowergirls as the name suggests is also a florist, so you will find a charming shop beautifully decorated, with a lovely perfume from the flowers. The emphasis on the selection was based on atmosphere, good coffee and cake selection.