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Published January 3rd 2017
Get your double shot coffees in beautiful biocups
Whenever there is a new coffee shop that opens up in the area, my first instinct is to grab the largest cup of coffee I can (because there just isn't enough coffee in the world that can wake me up in the morning) and assess what the vibe of the coffee shop is like (in case I'd like to pretty much live there and soak in -all- the caffeine as my body will allow me to).
Having been around for a bit over 100 days, Sublime Coffee on Bray Street has quickly become a local favourite. Dan is often the main guy on duty and he welcomes you with a smile, every single time. Functioning as early as 6am, the café is brought to life through the signature aroma of roasted coffee beans that help produce the coffee for the much-needed sleepy travellers on their commute to work.
The business has been around since 2005, with Dan being a barista by day and roaster by night (and lots of coffee breaks in between, we hope)! The business also runs online, with worldwide shipping available on their coffee that is roasted with hard work.
But there's so much more about this coffee shop that brings me back to visit (and get my daily dose of double shot espresso-laced goodness). For one - there are some beautiful paintings that are splashed across the walls of this tiny café by local artist Beth Newlyn. Each artwork represents a form of a "process" that goes into creating coffee beans and coffee, which personally makes me appreciate the coffee bought from here.
What's more is that there is a selection of board games and coffee-themed books that can be found to further enhance your visit to this café. This is a brilliant spot for parents and their kids to enjoy, have fun, sit back, and relax over an indoor game.
Alternatively, this is an ideal spot for someone who is looking for some time to themselves, where they can unwind with a cup of coffee and grab a book from the impressive collection of reading material. Think about getting lost in a book that talks about how you can make the most of coffee, or the (many) benefits of drinking coffee, or trivia about coffee. Bliss.
Lots (and lots) of coffee books to accompany your visit to Sublime
Hot and cold beverages purchased from here are served in beautiful bio-cups that are designed by local artist Styna. There are lots of colours and intricate drawings and geometric shapes that have been brought together to bring you these masterpieces that are environment-friendly.
The menu is pretty small but has the essential items on the menu that one needs as a breakfast meal or a snack. There are options of toasties and sweet treats. Nothing is over $10, which makes it a really decent and affordable place to get your morning fix.
Want to take a step further and buy bio-cups and filter bottles that are stylish and functional? You can now buy your personalised bio-cup or bottle (courtesy Frank Green), from the front register of Sublime Coffee.
With excellent service, a relaxed atmosphere, and truly top quality coffee - all at an affordable price - you should consider giving Sublime Coffee a visit and support small, local businesses that provide exposure and support to other local businesses, in addition to doing their part in improving the state of our environment.
Grab a cuppa, admire the art, save the environment