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Kofi Beans Cafe

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Published August 11th 2012

Kofi Beans is a unique, Moroccan-style cafe and restaurant in Croydon. It combines two of my favourite things: great coffee and lanterns (which are for sale).

When we first walked in I wasn't sure if we were supposed to seat ourselves or head to the counter - but a waitress helped us out eventually.

Menus were brought, drinks were ordered and atmosphere was soaked in.

There were lots of vegetarian options on the menu and they all sounded great to me - including pumpkin gnocchi, mini pizzas, and cheese and spinach bureks. In the end I ordered a herb and chickpea falafel salad which came with a tahini dressing. Loved it. It was totally worth the price.

Warm, light, crumbly and full of flavour:

My fiancé ordered a mushroom bruschetta with extra avocado - he loved it too.

His orange juice was freshly squeezed and so thick that the straw stood by itself.

My cappuccino was delicious - no sugar required.

There were also chocolates and cakes for sale.

There's a courtyard out the back, and they also host gigs here.

The downside to this place was that it was quite busy and loud inside - but I can't wait to go back.
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Why? It's my personal belief that everyone should own a lantern or five. Also, the food's great here.
When: Every day for breakfast and lunch. Open for dinner on Fridays.
Phone: (03) 9725 3339
Where: 137-139 Main Street, Croydon 3136
Cost: $15-$25
Your Comment
This wonderful cafe has certainly livened up Croydon's Main Street. The coffee is great and the staff are friendly.
by aliso95 (score: 0|8) 2621 days ago
great cafe!! Very nice food and atmosphere :)
by johan (score: 1|12) 2621 days ago
Whilst I love the atmosphere of this place I'm sorry to say I've had 2 rather ordinary experiences. Yes they have great coffee but I've had the misfortune of having 2 very ordinary lunches almost a year apart. My last lunch (approx 5 weeks ago) was rubbery from being reheated in the microwave made worse by the waitress appearing somewhat new and frazzled and mixing up my friend and my hot chocolate - one of us had mint and one caramel. 100 points for atmosphere though and hopefully others will have more luck than me.
by CG (score: 0|6) 2621 days ago
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