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The Brunswick East Project Cafe

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by Melanie Lynn (subscribe)
Going wherever the wind blows me and enjoying the ride.
Published May 9th 2012
The Brunswick East Project
The Brunswick East Project


You'll find this highly professional looking café somewhere down the dodgier end of Lygon Street. From the same people who gave us The League of Honest Coffee, Padre Coffee provides the world with a unique addition to the coffee industry and it's name is: The Brunswick East Project.



Some people would say if you've tasted one coffee, you've tasted them all. But this couldn't be further from the truth. Each coffee has its own delicate nuances and distinctions that define it from a host of other blends. Padre coffee is a particular coffee with an inimitable taste that will sate the most selective sipper.

The Brunswick East Project
Cappuccino Perfection


The Brunswick East Project was the site of my premier tasting of siphon coffee. Until now, I have avoided trying siphon coffee (being more of a milky-cappuccino lover) fearing it would be strong, bitter and a generally unsavoury experience. Besides that, I wasn't exactly thrilled about forking out for something I may not even like, that was double the price I would usually pay. However, I finally succumbed to experiencing siphon coffee, mainly due to the fact I was itching to find out what all the fuss was really about.

The Brunswick East Project
Bags of Coffee Beans


For those of you who have never heard of siphon coffee, the general gist of it is; a vacuum process, which results in an increased sensory coffee experience. To really have any understanding of how it is done, watching it made is your best bet, unless you happen to be a scientist, then it should all make perfect sense after a quick read on Google.

The Brunswick East Project
Siphon Coffee


The texture of siphon coffee is more like tea than espresso, clean and smooth. The flavours that result are distinctive and refined. The siphon process allows the true coffee taste to come out and be the star of the show, without being drowned by any other flavours.

The Brunswick East Project
In-store Coffee Roaster


Most worshippers of the bean have probably sampled siphon coffee by now, but if you haven't, get out there and have a go!

The Brunswick East Project
Wall Hangings


The Brunswick East Project has a decidedly technical vibe to it. You just get the feeling that these guys really know what they are doing. With a variety of top of the range coffee products for sale, you'll find more than just coffee to spend your money on here. I found myself particularly impressed by the eco-friendly, non-electrical espresso maker for sale.

The Brunswick East Project
The Brunswick East Project


There isn't much in the way of food, but every coffee made is mastered to technical perfection by the talented baristas.



A don't miss coffee fix, make it your own little project to come and check it out yourself sometime.
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Why? Professionally made coffee.
When: Monday-Saturday 7am-4pm Sunday 8am-4pm
Where: 438 Lygon St, Brunswick East
Cost: Coffee - $3.50 Siphon Coffee - $7
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great review! my best friend lives just around the corner from Easty (as we call it) - it's her local, but my favourite. the only thing better than the coffee is the staff.
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