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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published May 11th 2013
Best coffee on Bridge Road, Richmond

The new kid on the Bridge Road strip is a very hip and stylish cafe.

Fifty Acres opened early in 2013 and is already causing ripples of appreciation amongst coffee lovers.

The set up is striking -- urban chic, with sharp and curved lines and plenty of steely gloss. There are vaulted ceilings and exposed brick and the kind of clean edged lines which makes you think "cutting edge."

There is a central bar where you can sit on bar stools and get your caffeine fix; not quite intravenously yet but hey with such dedication to caffeine maybe this innovation is coming.

Clean lines

Their house blend is from Dukes Coffee Roasters, with guest roasters rotating weekly. For tea you could have a blend from Storm in a Teacup or a delicious Kali Premium Hot Chocolate.

In this open plan layout you can also see straight through to the scrubbed expanses of the surgical looking kitchen.

Sleek design

Given it is right near the Epworth Hospital in Richmond this seems fitting.

We were there for breakfast and the menu was a tad bit different than normal fare in the region. I ordered the whipped eggs on sourdough with goats cheese, crushed avocado and slow roasted tomato; a kaleidoscope of colours and culinary complements.

Whipped eggs a nice change

My son had buttermilk pancakes, orange segments, honey syrup and mascarpone. Looked fabulous but apparently he found it a bit bland. I guess teenagers have been McDonaldised into their syrup.

Both dishes were $14 each. While the coffee was a surprising $3.80 a cup. With some cafes hiking to well over $4 for coffee this seemed a rare find.

fifty acres richmond
Pancakes at Fifty Acres

I've been to Fifty Acres twice now as it is the kind of place you go back to knowing you are going to get great coffee. Plus the menu is innovative enough that it seems well worth working your way down through. Items like house-cured New Zealand king salmon with green olive tapenade eggs on dark rye and pulled pork sliders beckons.

Fifty Acres is a magnet especially if your are shopping in Bridge Road or heading off to a sporting fixture. It is on the right path for people who are making their way to the G or those fit souls that like to walk into the CBD.

Worth stopping off for caffeine fix and a feed.

Fifty Acres Richmond
Worth a stop off as you walk down Bridge Road

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Why? Best coffee on the strip
When: Mon-Sat: 7am-4pm Sun: 8am-4pm
Phone: 9421 0296
Where: Fifty Acres 65 Bridge Road Richmond
Cost: From $3.80 for a cup of coffee.
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