Xpress-O on Flinders – Adelaide, SA
281 Flinders Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000
I haven’t been getting out much recently – and with Advent/Christmas rapidly approaching the opportunities to get out and get caffeinated are going to be few and far between. However, earlier this week after making a hospital visit at the Wakefield, I decided it was time to grab a coffee and read a book. I considered, for all of half a second, just grabbing a coffee at Hudsons which is in the hospital building – but then decided to venture further a field – but for some reason went to Flinder’s Street and not to Hutt. Xpress-O on Flinders – with signs showing where it is from Hutt Street, is a comfortable looking little cafe, snack and take away bar which I am sure services a few of the local businesses – and indeed at around 2pm was around half full. However, after my experience – I will not be going back – in fact, if I find myself in the area again – I’ll go to Hudsons!
Cost – $3.20 for a latte
Coffee Supplier – Vittoria
Fairtrade – No indication
Customer Service – – would have been less painful and awkward to make it myself; I should have walked out as I waited long enough to get served. The the barista flatly refused to acknowledge my presence until someone else came in from the back and then she (the barista) was in such a foul mood – ignoring me even while dumping my latte at my table (I always say thank you and try to engage in coffee conversation), and then she spilled my neighbour’s flat white without so much as an apology…
Venue Suitable for:
- Quiet Chat, Deep and Meaningful, and/or Study and Reflection – For a Quiet chat and/or deep and meaningful this place is probably ok – it was quiet enough – just make sure you pop round the corner to Hudson’s and get a take away coffee.