Located at Mountain Gate Shopping Centre, Chosen Bean is my go to place for a relaxing Saturday morning coffee and occasionally breakfast. As I relax down and put on my weekend hat, I read the newspaper they supply and sometimes (oh ok, all the time) even spoil it for others and do the word puzzles. Shhhhhh!...
I feel very relaxed there and have been going for a cuppa for quite a few years now. The owner Steve is always friendly and welcoming to his customers, and to the faithful ones like me that he has got to know, he always has a hello and a chat to offer.
Located at Mountain Gate Shopping Centre on Ferntree Gully Rd, Ferntree Gully
Boasting an 82% rating from Urbanspoon; not bad for a cafe in the burbs, Its always crowded on the weekends. It never used to open on a Sunday until a few years ago, when the crowd and the line up to get into the cafe on a Saturday became ridiculous. I guess they caved in to public demand and now open Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 8.30am to 3pm.
Chosen Bean opened in 2005 and have earned a bronze medal at the Australian International Coffee Awards
They have a selection of cakes and slices, a cafe style breakfast menu, and Panini (salmon, pesto chicken, salami, vego, chicken, BLT) served all day. Lunch goes something like curry of the day, quiche and salad, soup of the day, filled croissants, toasties, salads and arancini balls to name a few.
All about producing a better and better coffee in a competitive environment
However, its all about the coffee here, and that would be 'specialty' roasted coffee from around the world. Their blends include the Woolamai (a blend recognised at the awards), Sunset, Summit, Delux, Summerland, Espresso Gold to name a few, as well as some fair trade blends. A few other blends also rear their coffee bean heads from time to time, keeping you coffee connoisseurs guessing and salivating about whats going to turn up next.
The cafe will be moving a couple of doors down to slightly larger premises, so don't be alarmed if you don't see them in the usual corner where they are barely visible, yet still manage to make a big impact. I'm looking forward to when they're fully functional and operating at the new premises. Hmmm..wonder what their interior decorating style is going to be.
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Chosen Bean will be moving literally a couple of shops down to more visible premises, so watch out for the new beaut upgraded cafe in the very near future!