Welcome to the second institution. Seven Seeds is the the second coffee temple brought to you by the man Mark Dundon.
Who is Mark Dundon? Three names: Seven Seeds, Brother Baba Budan and De Clieu. From what I can infer from several articles I have read about him, he is modest, humble, very friendly, knows his product and personally sources his coffee beans from other countries.
This hive of coffee is tucked away amidst a few industrial buildings just near Melbourne University.
As you walk in, you see wood, windows, polished concrete, bike racks, coffee trees growing in an adjacent room. Tables, communal tables and light, the whole place is filled with natural light and makes you forget it's Sunday. Attractive and polite staff make everything better too.
1pm on a Sunday was a good time to come. No waiting list and there were tables popping up here and there. If you're in a large group, you may have to wait some time to get a table. If you're by yourself, you may be seated immediately.
Costa Rican Don Jose Honey Process Smooth and velvety consistency. Light and floral flavours, almost fruity - perhaps cherry. When the nectar glides its finger along my tongue, the flavours that come out are almost like a glacé cherry had been included in the ingredients, as the nectar stays a while and nests in my mouth, a slight tart cherry flavour blooms and makes its way for the rabbit hole. As you can tell, this coffee will do good things to you.
House made beans with corn bread, salsa and avocado. Oh how I would have married this dish and spent eternity with it. Maybe I'm just a sucker for beans, salsa and avocado and a hint of spice. Maybe it's just good food.