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by Chris Karageorge (subscribe)
Chris Karageorge - I drink, I eat, I leave.
Published October 20th 2012
A place where all coffee comes to a head
Good weather in Melbourne is hard to experience inside.
Coffeehead is the good weather in my coffee cup.

On days when the sun is out after several unexplained absences, we're made to feel guilty when we don't go outside and 'enjoy' the sunshine. I don't feel that guilt when I can see the sun and feel it's warmth while I'm sitting in a damn fine cafe, damn fine.

Coffeehead is an open plan cafe at its best. It is packed to the teeth with food and coffee, making it one of few coffee paradises and toy stores in Melbourne. Here at Coffeehead they roast, they supply, they deliver coffee to you, they have books about coffee, they cater for offices and they have some pretty attention grabbing posters. I must also mention that they have over 30 varieties of coffee beans for sale from various roasters that you would have heard of if you are obsessed as I am.

As you can see, without me going on and on about Coffeehead any more, it's a coffee palace. You would come here to get the full treatment of food, coffee and service/knowledge. Let's get into what I enjoyed.

Espresso. 1961 Blend (House Blend)
The blends are getting better, and as the poster I recently saw in Japan said 'Blend is beautiful'. This was sweet, tart and toasty with slight berry sweetness. The viscosity was full bodied and left an impression. Overall the shot was amazingly short and powerful.

Espresso. Ethiopian Single Origin
We all know I've had a thing for single origins for a long time now, this is one I'll tell the kids about. A light honey sweetness, roasty earthiness but not enough to overpower all the other complex delights. As I keep tasting I'm not sure if it's honey, or a candy/marzipan sweetness, but only slightly. The aftertaste this leaves on my tongue can be likened to the excitement after all the moves in a dance go correctly and you both head towards the exit of the dance hall, looking for the nearest 24 hour cafe waiting to stare into each other's eyes.

Pulled Pork Tacos
Even though I had burritos for dinner the night before there was something that 'pulled' me towards this one. Could have been the corn, the avocado, the salsa...or maybe the smoked chilli mayonnaise. Just think about that for a moment, 'smoked chilli mayonnaise'. I know! I had the same reaction.

Corn Fritters
Whipped avocado with smoked salmon and two poached eggs. My friend enjoyed it so much that he didn't offer me any, then again, I didn't offer any of my meal to him either.

Consider the whole equation my friend. Coffeehead is open 7 days a week, they are open until 5pm on weekends...5pm! Catch the train here, drive here, who cares about the traffic, get a job in Camberwell JUST SO this place can be your local. Come here please and there will be no regrets.
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Why? Come here to get the full treatment of food, coffee and service/knowledge
When: Monday to Friday: 7am-6pm Saturday to Sunday: 8am-5pm
Phone: (03) 9831 1400
Where: 8 Railway Parade, Camberwell, Victoria
Cost: $3.50 - $18.90
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