Miss Marie has been adopted by Rosanna and the surrounding areas as family. Introduced to me by an 86 year old woman from preston who “knows her coffee” I was dubious at first however my family and I have been frequent visitors to this 5 Senses cafe in the north-east for over twelve months now.
People from the city don’t understand how valuable a specialty coffee cafe is to those of us thirty minutes drive out of the city! To be able to have confidence in your coffee is a valuable commodity – and the twenty minute wait for a table is proof of that!
Haven in the north!
Paul, owner and founder of Miss Marie was formerly the operator of LaPorchetta in Ivanhoe. It seems like a far cry from a pizzas haven but Paul has brought a majestic flare to what is now home to many a northeasterner.
Placed down a side street in the busy yet vibrant Rosanna shopping strip, nestled next to an old and frequented op shop, and a brief stroll to the train line, Miss Marie is a beacon of hope for the coffee pilgrims of the north east.
Exposed brick, wooden mismatch bar and bright colours are a quiet nod to the modern upbeat cafes South of the Yarra that may have inspired some of the menu items and coffee excellence of this señorita.
The steak sandwich!
I have personally had at least twenty visits to this item since they opened! (Shhhh!) Optionally served with the most delicious and crispy golden fries, the pull-apart scotch fillet is super tender and marinated with a house mayonnaise, enveloped in a vintage cheddar and served with rocket. Simple but divine!
The thing that surprised and excited my wife and I is that the customer service, coffee and dishes alike are remarkably consistent and excellent. Week in, week out, no matter what time of day the offering is consistent and impeccable!
I have included a photo of my son and I (with Iron Man) because this is a family affair for me and many of the community. Paul, alongside his sisters and family operate this business and I am sure that family is key to the success. Whether it is the dark horse blend with milk and a steak sandwhich or swinging buy on the way to the train for a Costa Rican long black, I highly recommend this beautiful specialty coffee community.