If Daft Punk and a Mahlkoenig grinder had a baby it would be Blonde Food and Drink in Fitzroy.
I buzzed past this purest coffee bar on the tram and delighted in the thoughtful, efficient and proper coffee setup.
Fetco for batchbrew (none of this home barista moccamaster stuff), a sexy slayer for espresso which creams the coffee by the way creating fluffy, whipped and buttery mouthfeels. EK43 for grinds and l the water filtration you would expect.
The seating is cosy, comfortable, and the music pumps. I’m sure parents with kids or business people may find the music too loud but it really makes for a good vibe.
The service is attentive, fast and sufficient: there’s no unnecessary pampering or fluffing about.
There are Instagram-worthy cakes and slices to choose from and a reasonably priced menu for anyone with a desire for kitchen food.
A popular watering hole for locals and upcoming institution for Melbourne Coffee.