In Italian Rosso refers to the redness of the coffee berries when they are just ripe for the harvesting; and from my experience, Rosso Espresso have been selecting their coffee very well indeed to provide me with cup after cup of delicious refreshment.
What I like about Rosso is that despite numerous baristas on staff, they manage to retain a real consistency of service and quality. My skinny vanilla latte ($4.40) has never failed to delight me and irrespective of which staff member is preparing my coffee, I still get the same high standards. I've noticed, regrettably, that some of my other favoured coffee shops seem to offer quite varying standards of beverage dependent upon the barista at the time.
In addition to a wide selection of your favourite coffees, Rosso also offer a selection of teas and cold beverages including fresh smoothies and fruit juices.
Highlights The coffee; consistently good and averagely priced (for Perth) The staff; very friendly, and if you visit regularly enough, they try ever so hard to remember your name and order. The location; handily placed within the city haven of Central Park.
Lowlights The food is lovely, but it comes at a price. For a toasted baguette, you'll be parting with just under $12 which is a little steep considering the barrage of eateries just across the park on Hay St.
The queues; first thing in the morning, you will be waiting a few minutes for your coffee, but your patience will be rewarded.