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Published August 18th 2013
Fancy a coffee deer? The Single Guys Coffee Co brew it best
Don't let the logo mislead you: the prices on this menu are anything but 'deer'. Image via The Single Guys facebook page.
Getting a great coffee in the 'burbs can be a tough mission at times, but residents of Kenmore have been thrown a lifeline in the form of The Single Guys Coffee Co.
Located near the busy Moggill Road roundabout, this store has been open just over six months, with a cool, clean, minimalist interior that really allows the food and the beans to shine.
I arrived tired, hungry and just a smidgen cranky after a Saturday morning workout, but a latte here, enjoyed in tandem with a spelt maple and almond granola served with yoghurt and poached rhubarb, quickly ironed out all the kinks.
Despite being a super-busy weekend morning, the service was excellent, with staffers finding me a free spot at a communal table.
Scandinavian style interiors are soothing to the spirit. The Single Guys facebook page image.
In recognition of limited indoor seating, those who prefer to catch some rays with their coffee, or to bring their dog along for the outing, can enjoy the newly-approved outdoor area consisting of stools, crates and table.
The owners of this place roast their own house blend "using beans we love and some of which we import ourselves". You can even purchase packets of hand-labelled beans to take home.
Can't stand to leave good coffee behind? The Single Guys offer beans you can take home and they'll even grind them for you if you wish. Author image.
This consuming passion for coffee is communicated to customers on The Single Guys Coffee Co. Facebook page, with posts like "A veritable coffee avalanche next week! Kenya Thithi, El Salvador Finca Suiza, Colombia San Agustin, Ethiopia Gelana Abaya."
Demonstrating the sense of humour that is all too important in the service industry, they also document the cafe's trials and tribulations (such as an EFTPOS machine that drowned in milk).
A sense of community is part of this cafe's considerable charm. Image via The Single Guys facebook page.
A delicious range of lunch options, all surprisingly affordable, are also on the menu.
These include a ham and two cheese toastie with dijon mustard, a chorizo burger with spicy coleslaw, red pepper mayo, fried onion and cucumber ribbons, or grilled haloumi, bacon, roast capsicum, tomato relish and avocado on turkish bread.
Not a coffee drinker? Not a problem. A range of Larssen and Thompson teas as well as the delicious range of smoothies and juices by The Juice Guys are also on offer.