Ever meet someone that you cannot stop thinking about? Just one encounter, and you want them in your life forever. Everything about them just feels so right. All you do for the rest of the day is wonder when you will encounter them again. Thinking about their unassuming beauty, the gentle warmth you felt when you touched and the unforgettable way they smelt. Yes, I think I’m in love. And don’t worry, this post is still food related. I found the place that serves the best coffee I have ever tasted. Now if you know me, you know that after water, coffee is probably the beverage the consume the most. It isn’t the healthiest drink the world, but I can never say no to a good cup of coffee. Basically, not to sound arrogant but I am pretty confident that when I find a cup of coffee good, it’s good. Now here’s the disclaimer, I like strong, not too milky, extremely aromatic brews. I don’t like weak, milky coffees i.e. lattes are not my thing.
I had this cuppa at Lonsdale Street Roasters (LSR). It is a quaint but comfortable, non-pretentious cafe near Canberra’s city centre. It was pretty crowded, Australian’s know their coffee. But most were taking away a cup to work and service was really quick for those dining in. Their service really good too. The only other places with that good service for a cafe in Canberra is 2 before 10 or Good Brother. Those cafes have good coffee too, but LSR wins hands down. I cannot say enough about how good the coffee tasted. When I got the coffee it looked pretty standard like an ordinary flat white, nothing special. When I took a sip though my world changed. Everything was just so right about that coffee that it felt kind of wrong to be drinking it. A beverage should not taste this good and be able to give someone so much pleasure. This cup of coffee is the cup of coffee I will be measuring all future coffees I drink against. I was barely half way through the my cup and I was thinking about getting a second cup. I didn’t get a second cup though, decided i didn’t want to risk being on a caffeine high. And it just cost A$3.50. Just $3.50 to get your mind blown, so if you are ever in the Canberra/ACT region, do visit this cafe. The food’s not too bad too. My only regret is that I discovered this cafe a few weeks before I left Canberra. I wish I knew of it earlier. To date I have had a flat white, mocha and ice coffee there. I have to say I love the hot drinks a little more. The ice coffee was a little interesting. I was good, but they add a signature orange twist to it which I think is an acquired that. It did make the coffee a little more refreshing then usual I have to say. Why can’t I pack them up and bring them with me to Singapore?
If anyone knows any good coffee places in Singapore please do let me know, I would love to try them out.