It has been a few times now that I have been to Port Melbourne and discovered some kind of "gem", a "treasure" an "amazing find". For someone who doesn't really live any where near Port Melbourne, I find it to be a great area with a lot of places worth checking out.
Seven:AM was first on my list for my little Saturday adventure.
Young 30-somethings talking about their week. Procedures done to their ligaments. That documentary we watched last night. The newspaper article. Rainbow bead necklaces over a white turtleneck. Freckled complexions that will begin to weather gracefully at one gets older. This is why I love community tables.
The friendly service is matched by enthusiastic floor staff who are as energetic as they are pretty - meow. "These are our specials", "I don't like newspapers either", "Can I get you a coffee to start with?", "Let me get you some water".
Coffee was brought quickly and once I was done being a goofball with my camera and posting socially I investigated the coffee and food more thoroughly.
Coffee Supreme. Espresso Very light and toasty. Thin like water and not as viscous as I like my coffee, but not too bad. Warm and slightly spicy tones, not too much caramel but a hint here and there. Considering that they're pulling their shots from what I could tell looked like a Slayer, I expected slightly more in terms of depth and viscosity.
The Smash Oh yes, here I go again with another avocado meal. Vegemite and avocado?! Yes. I wanted to try it more for the interest in combining the two flavours. Over all it is a good combination but, I believe, there was just a little too much Vegemite, less is more, more is too much.
And then I can't say I'd be back in a hurry, that being said, every thing was dandy. The floor staff were lovely, the guy taking payments was polite, the menu was well focused. They take great pride in their menu and the chef gets a nice mention on their website.
So what should you do?
Check it out and make up your own mind. You're not getting 'specialty' coffee, but you're getting decent food and coffee in a nice atmosphere - and isn't that what we all want? Yes.