Wednesday, May 4, 2011

coffee : wide open road


Wide Open Road
274 Barkly Street
Brunswick*

Newish, slightly posher, more put-together, little sibling cafe by the people who brought you A Minor Place. It's really beautifully set out with matchy-matchy salts and sugars (as you can see) and the decor is equally perfect.**

The coffees are perfect too - strong, no bitterness at all, and not too milky. They roast their own coffee out the back. Bliss. Their food is also delicious - a small menu but really really lovely food, complete with croissants and other doughy treats from Fitzroy's Loafer Bread.

Our favourite waiter from A Minor Place now works here so we have to go and visit from time to time, though the original cafe still holds top place in my heart.

*I've heard whisperings of new slang "NoBRo" = "North of Brunswick Road". Please confirm.
**I feel like, in spite of my love of matching hairclips to socks and shoes to scarf, I'm not quite fancy enough for this place.

8 comments:

  1. I woke up with a coffee here this morning and it was wonderful! However I do feel I too am not quite fancy enough for this place.

    The staff were also a bit too cool for school (except for my beloved Irn-Bru) but hopefully they were just having a bad day this morning and yesterday...

    Also, love your new picture!

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  2. ahhh, irn-bru... and wonderful coffee.
    and merci bcp, i may need your help to actually get photo in focus.

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  3. would love to be fully NoBro but it seems i'm on the cusp...

    can't wait to hit the open road, come with?
    x
    anonymousaurus missgrae

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  4. You kill me with these coffee pictures. I love them.

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  5. i'm there, missgrae!
    i'm working on scratch-n-sniff coffee pictures for you, robby!

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  6. You're cute!
    Out of focus is about as hip as being grumpy whilst waiting tables (don't worry, I'm saying it's hip). You are maybe a bit yellow though, too many carrots? The header is gorgeous too.
    xx

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  7. no, you are cute.
    shutup. carrots are our favourite.
    but thank you for saying i'm hip.xx

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hey anonymousauruses - give yourselves a name. a nom de plume, a nom de blog. it's more fun that way.