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Shop 7 Cafe

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Published September 27th 2011
The number seven has been mentioned a lot of times throughout history and popular culture. I wont go into all of the examples because I'm sure you already know most of them. From one non-sequitur to another, my school holiday adventures led me and my palate to Shop 7 which is located at the suit end of Little Lonsdale street. Let's get down to business.

Upon entering, I am greeted politely by several chirpy personalities. Two espressos are on offer at Shop 7 which is always a good sign for anyone sussing out the credibility of a cafe. Firstly there is the Shop 7 blend which is comprised of: Colombian, Costa Rican Cooper Data and Papua New Guinea Kimel. Secondly there is the guest coffee which is the Balinese Kintimani.

Double Espresso. Balinese Kintimani. 5 Senses.
This is rich and sweet. It makes me think of a cherry ripe, but not as sweet of course. It has very light flavours with little to no acidity swimming around the body. It's gentle on the tongue and has a buttery flavour and consistency to it all.

They have a vast sandwich menu and plenty of fresh sandwiches on display too.

Water is available and it was even brought to my table upon delivery of my coffee.

Slowly but surely the outskirts of the CBD are not so dark and lonely any more. With places like Shop 7 rising up and casting golden rays of warmth upon cold concrete hideouts and bain-maries of despair.

It's good to be alive.
I'll be back here.
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Why? Just when you thought there was no chance of good coffee in the CBD outskirts...
When: Monday - Friday: 7am - 4.30pm
Where: 551 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Cost: $3.50 - $18.00
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