ladies and gentlemen. i am a native of the bayside town of geelong. i was born there, schooled there, called it my home for my formative years.
until now, it has been (in my eyes) a disappointing and beanless coffee wasteland. bean squeeze gave me some kind of reprieve over the last couple of years (plus the closest one to my parents' house is right next to the mill markets) and while it's still a solid place to coffee i finally visited the COFFEE CARTEL in breakwater.
and i am in love.
for those unfamiliar: breakwater is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. the cafe is surrounded by industrial buildings and factories and hardly any houses. it kind of looks like the place the bikies hang out. which is cool.
they roast their own coffee out the back.*
there were lots of people there on the saturday arvo that i visited.
my skinny latte was very delicious. nice and strong and a brilliant flavour. quite distinctive and delish. it was relatively pricey at $4, but bigger than you'd get from the equally pricey market lane coffee in melbourne...
they do teas and all kinds of coffees, food and cakes and everythink. comfy places to sit and the folks working there were nice.
the local rag confirms it is the best.
visit their website.
* the lady (unwittingly) pictured - how random is this - was my mama bear's form two maths teacher.