Category Archives: Grinders

Brocky’s on Liebig – Warrnambool, VIC

174 Liebig Street, Warrnambool, VIC, 3280

This centrally located Cafe; in what I guess we must call Warrnambool’s ‘Central Business District’ (i.e. it is where we find the River’s store) would be equally at home for style in King William Road, The Parade, or The Kingsway.  Attempting to be a trendy place to eat, it gave me the impression of being unfinished and somewhat out of place – but having said that – it was a popular place to be on a Tuesday afternoon – with we holiday makers feeling decidedly under-dressed.  However, the ‘Continental Vanilla Slice’ was very nice!!

Latte Quality – Good – not bad, but neither was it fantastic.

Cost – $4.50 – for a regular size latte glass.

Coffee SupplierGiancarlo Coffee – part of the ‘Grinders’ family of coffees

Fair Trade – No.

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat/Deep and Meaningful – not ideal, but a possibility – packed with trendy people on almost every mobile phone imaginable – there were some seating outside on the footpath which may have been suitable.

Mocha on Railway – Goolwa, SA

2/9 Railway Terrace, Goolwa, SA, 5214

I used to be a frequent customer of a great little cafe on the Kingsway, Glen Waverley called Mocha Joes – so I was intrigued and keen to try out this cafe.  Coincidentally, they used the same font to display their ‘Mocha’ name…not sure.  My wife and I had lunch here a few months back – and were suitably impressed with the high quality, generous portioned cafe food – great for light meals, or dinner.  There is seating for six outside, with great views back over the park towards the main street, and the inside is decked out in modern ambient cafe styling – featuring local abstract art on the walls.

Latte Quality – Good – a 30 second foam/sugar ratio. A little strong for my liking, but the best coffee of the day hands down.

Cost – $2.90 – which is good, and the glasses are bigger than latte average.

Coffee SupplierGrinders Coffee

Fair Trade – No. No mention in store, or on the Grinders home page.

Venue Suitable for:

  • Quiet Chat – It would be a great location for this, whether seated inside or out.
  • Deep and Meaningful –Yes – see above.
  • Study and Reflection – it is not busy with meals, this would probably be a great location – being slightly back off the main street, you need to know where it is to find it – which is good for locals, bad for business.
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