Cafeine has been on of those coffee shops we have visited consistently over the years. The distinctive red and white colouring attracts the eye. Fortunately they have the coffee that attracts the palette! There are number of cafes in the Coorparoo precinct that offer food and coffee – Cafeine does coffee better than most. After a hard day bike racing at Murrarie, the smart riders ignore bigger branded coffee shops to stop here for a refuel and a coffee hit to get them home. The blend was specially created by the original owner with the good folks at Green Cauldron, Byron Bay. The current owner liked it so much, she never changed it … thankfully. Green Cauldron is also available at Puk Espresso.
We have often enjoyed the blend in a flat white and they have always been perfectly textured and beautifully presented. The Barambah Organics milk seems to suit the blend and provide a smooth and delicate cup of coffee. The flat white on this occasion was no exception. We also tried a long macchiato to savour the blend from a darker perspective. There was still a smooth coffee taste but there was a fruity influence that was not as noticeable with the milk based coffee. We have had the food (this isn’t a food blog – it is good though) but the coffee is reason enough to return.
There is always a consistent flow of people for coffee and food. The inside is open and spacious but well laid out to provide a relaxed experience. The big window provides a great view of the world without feeling like you are in a fishbowl. Although if I was a gold fish and Cafeine was my tank, I think I’d be pretty content.
Score: 6.5 ‘contented’ beans