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Published May 24th 2014
If coffee is your addiction
I am a confessed coffee snob. I judge places by the quality of their coffee. While I dabble in a chai tea (milk on the side) from time to time, my addiction is definitely strong caffeine.
There is a lovely cafe on the Southside at Annelrey that ticks off my requirements for a local coffee spot.
1. Excellent Customer Service: The staff at Dudley Street remember you, your name and what you like to drink
2. A Good Vibe: The atmosphere at Dudley street is chilled-out with their quaint little space decked out with vintage goodies. Its busy, but you never have to wait too long for your order. Yes, it is on Ipswich Road, but I kind of forget this once inside.
Lovely outlook onto Dudley St
3. Eat, Drink, Shop: What more could a girl ask for? As I eat my delicious toasted banana bread (or any number of other options), I drink my coffee, and can browse their collection of vintage knick knacks looking for a perfect new addition to my home. Stock moves in and out regularly so there is always something to covet. Over the years I may have added some items from this place to my (ever growing) collection)!
some great vintage finds
My husband is obsessed with the toasted prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich. But get in early - they sell out quickly!
toasted delight x
4. Always Great Coffee: This is the fundamental rule. What is the point in going to a coffee shop where its 50/50 as to the success of your brew? This place has changed owners earlier this year, and like the previous boys who owned it, they always deliver good, consistent, coffee. Perfect.
They must be doing something right .... Leticia Cowburn, Dudley St. Espresso and Collectables, Business Achiever Awards.
i will go. Hope it has gluten free food. ?Both my daughters are. But one livesouthport the other at Redclifffe. Even Coles is selling more gluten free products. G/f bread sells at Aldi for about $3 (not usual $6+) at some supermarkets. Maybe they will sell cheaper later- G/f foods aid depression. I did studies years ago where there is connection with people suffering depression.& other related mental illness's productsOlder people should not eat wheat products as they are harder to digest as we grow older. I am at 68 switching to g/f products - They even taste better now!!!Now I hear on a current event TV program(Ch 9 on 26/6/14.) that going to g/f food is better for many with depression - guys & gals ALL ages. I have known this for years as I use to get Coeliac magazines(g/f cookbooks from there & in bookshops)I attended Coeliac meetings for info for my girls but they would not come with me and had their own life living away from home going to uni (no cars etc hard studies too)I would let them know .Please advise owners of this interesting cafe which I intend to visit of this info. Maybe to their advantage. Many people have Coelic or have to go on g/f foods (protein in wheat which is really no good for some people) This illness actually originate from Yorkshire (My xhusband is from there& May have Coeliac but refuses to have it check!! He does not eat much wheat products! But often had "gut" pain! Lookup Coeliac disease info net. It will bring more customers to advertise g/f foods at your cafes! My girls diagnosed at 17 & 23 were often sick after eating wheat foods. Would get bowel probs & feel sick next day. and it is still hard to find g/f restaurants.(often costing more too so they, as students, did not go out much or had to insist on g/f food - sometimes it wasn't! and they were sick next day!. They are now 30& 36 still having difficulties in where to go out to dine!!..Worth a try as products are becoming cheaper in supermarkets. /great! I will visit you one day! Coelic was supposed to start in Yorkshire (they ate rich puddings long ago! Roast beef &with Yorkshire pudding (we use to when they were young so had to turn to using g/f flours (but do use on different boards when rolling out pastry as a whiff of wheat flour can affect a more sensitive coeliac like daughter no. 1)It affects the immune system - Check out on Net..Go well!.