I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.StepIntoHistory.com.au is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
Published May 4th 2014
This coffee shop does a remarkable job of being pleasant even though its position would seem to make any ambiance impossible. Set around the escalators going down to Spotlight and Home Hardware, it spreads out over the lobby with clusters of tables here and there.
If you take photos or make a comment and like The Ground Bean on Facebook, you can get your next coffee half price. That could be a great deal if you live locally. I'm not sure if there's a limit to how many times you can do this though. You'll have to go in and find out.
Had a club sandwich at 12.15 today, the worst food I have ever eaten. The chicken, chips and toast was so overcooked that it was inedible, the service was poor, no wonder the business is for sale. They will have NO business if he continues to employ the staff they had on today. The previous owner had such high standards, it is a shame to see a business going down the gurgler. Will never eat there again.
Just to let you know there are now new owners who care about their customers. The new owners will be transforming the space by putting in some lounge seating soon & there's now a kids area for them to read little golden books while mum or dad has an organic coffee. I hope to read new reviews soon :)