Cafe changes

A couple of changes around town that might influence our coffee habits.


Bad news. Plum owners have installed the 1st- and 2nd-chef from Pravda to flash up their offering. This might be OK for where they are wanting to pitch their evening meal although I doubt the wisdom of this on lower Cuba Street. The immediate effects on our Saturday breakfast are devastating:

  • The current manager who has our requirements perfected, and who makes the best coffee (almost better than Fuel) is leaving in disgust, along with a few of the other regular staff.
  • The 3 bits of toast cut off a sour dough loaf for $6-odd has turned into 3 crossways slices off a Turkish loaf which mean tiny slivers of toast that don’t even fill me up (I know!). Essentially way less for the same price. 
  • There’s no peanut butter.
  • They charge $1 for tomato sauce should you want some to go with your poached eggs.

Now we have to find somewhere else for Saturday breakfast.


A new ‘refreshment’ bar has opened on Ghuznee Street, opposite Budget Rent-a-Car so not in a heavy pedestrian area so a bit of an unusual location. Has good Supreme coffee and lots of wine and cocktails (its main focus I think) and some delicious little rolls and cakes. Open 7.30am until whenever the customers run out every day except Sunday. Good idea and I hope it will last. An ex-Fuel barista now employed by Supreme works there Saturday’s and he’s introduced us to the owners.


Jewellery store that has recently been knocked down on Bond Street is being redone by Mojo. Possibly a restaurant as the notice on the boarded frontage says they’ve applied for a liquor licence. Can’t wait to see what they do.


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