Over the New Year break, one of the things that I was hoping to do was brunch a bit more – especially on the weekdays to avoid the weekend crowds while I had the chance.
As they say time flies while you’re having fun, so on my list of cafes and restaurants to try, I only managed to tick off one place - Dose Espresso.
I first heard about this place from a friend who is a local. It came about during one of our highly intellectual conversations on the topic of great coffee (as you would).
I mentioned that a few years ago had a coffee that was one of the best cups of coffee that I’ve ever had but I couldn’t remember the brand of the beans that the café used and I never found it again.
Soon after we figured out it was by Caffe Di Gabriel and the man responsible for the coffee brand Sam Gabrielian had opened up a café in her area which was in fact the café the she kept raving as the perfect place for her weekly Sunday brunch date with her husband.
The good thing about Dose Espresso is that it’s tucked away from the streets with a large sunny courtyard.
Unfortunately, it’s based on a first come first serve basis, no bookings available so larger groups will have trouble finding a seat together.
But if you’re just after a cup of coffee, you can park directly out the back or on the streets and run in to get your coffee with ease.
After going to Dose Espresso I can definitely vouch that Di Gabriel beans are one of my favourites and coffee is just as good as I remembered it to be.
Food wise, that also hits the mark too. I was very pleased with the Crushed avocado, tomato, haloumi and pesto on sourdough. Tho I normal just have muesli and yoghurt for brekkie so the haloumi sat a tad heavy for brunch for me.
If I’m ever in the area again, there is no doubt that you’ll see me grabbing my coffee at Dose Espresso.