One Little Place is a favourite specialty coffee outfit in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for me in that the barista Kim Jae Hyun (Harry) is as passionate about coffee as I am.
From South Korea Harry celebrates every cup with a philosophy of self improvement. Every time I visited Harry as a wholesale support person from St Ali and his barista trainer harry genuinely solicited all the information and experiential learning he could.
Today I can say I tasted the best, most nuanced and crispy Chompy espresso I have ever had. Brewed on a modified paddle version of the linear the Seasonal blend was crisp, effervescent and sweet. My wife and I also enjoyed a tasty brunch in a chicken sandwich on a plate.
The cafe has a very warm family feel. Situated near the busy Burke and Wattletree Intersection 1LP was bustling with cafe patrons as we arrived on a Saturday morning. Weekends are busy and weekdays attract many school students, teachers and mums from nearby Catholic mega-school Sacred Heart.