Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Loving the Small Print

I’ve always wanted to visit Small Print and a course in the city was a perfect excuse to do breakfast there while catching up on the pre-reading.

Arriving early on this damp weekday morning the Small Print was empty but, according to another customer, this was unusual.

With it is artisan bread and displays full of amazing looking pastries, it actually reminded me of the King Street Café.

I ordered a Bircher Muesli and it was divine. It was beautifully presented while having that rustic vibe to it.

My Soy Chai Latte was perfect and was a great kick start to my busy day.    

I look forward to coming here more often now I am in the city more and I am glad to see that I can also pick up a bag of Duke’s coffee beans on my way through.

Small Print Baker & Coffee Maker Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

And all that Jazz

On recommendation of a friend, I spent one autumn evenings at Perth’s coolest Jazz Club. We managed to see The Baker Suite on their Australian Tour.

It was just what I thought a Jazz Club. Dark, intimate, good music and lots of round tables with old school chairs. Of course, there was one thing lacking – smoke because we don’t do smoky clubs in Australia which put a dampener on the general vibe and atmosphere. 

The Band was a cross of folk with elements of jazz. It kinda reminded me of Monsieur Camembert without the Clesma.

As a venue, the Ellington is cool. It is great to catch a show but also a great location if you need to use their function rooms.

The drinks are reasonably priced and their food is nice, esp their pizza.  

The Ellington Jazz Club Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It is all about the bean

When it comes to coffee, the coffee bean is pretty essential to making a fantastic cup of the blessed liquid.

Since it can get a little expensive to buy coffee from a café all the time I have recently been trying a few different types of beans at home.

As there has been an increase in diversity and standard of the beans that cafés offer for sale means that I haven’t been disappointed.

My recent finds have been fantastic and I just wanted to share them with you.

Juan Carlos from Dukes Coffee Roasters. I enjoyed these beans using my French Press. I enjoyed the rich aroma which seemed to linger for ages in my nose.  This Peruvian coffee is chocolaty and complex while a perfect addition to a caramel slice or a brownie. I brought my bag of beans at Felix and Co in Nedlands but Dukes Coffee Roasters are based at The Small Print in Perth or at various locations in Melbourne.

Speaking of Felix and Co, I love what I think is their house blend. It is floral and fresh while not being too acidic.

Batch 20 from 16 Ounces. This is my standard bean that gets me going first thing in the morning. It is rich while being smooth and gentle. There are no surprises here, just good coffee (from my favourite local café) that helps me start my day.  

Los Vascos from Mano a Mano. This bag of beans is ethically sourced from Colombia. I’ve just opened this bag of beans and first impressions are that it is a lot silkier than the other coffees as well as a little sweeter. I know that it is going to kick start many good days and even better study sessions.
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