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Thursday, June 05, 2008
  Blues Cafe: examining the dental equipment of an equine present
PhotoBlues Cafe
Building C, Ground Floor
602 Great South Road
(09) 579 2585
Get directions

Open Weekdays 7am-4pm (nb. this cafe is NOT open for weekend brunches)


The Carey staff were treated to breakfast at Blues this morning, a fine and fun sort of staff building exercise. Some of us got physical exedrcise as well, with a brisk (because of the cold frosty weather) walk there and back, Brian also got some extra exercise - parking is so difficult at Blues that he drove there and then almost back to Carey before he found a space ;-) on the return we walkers beat him home!

Setting: in the middle of an office park Blues does not feel industrial, it is open light and airey, with plenty of space around the tables. I'm told by a conniseur that they have a particularly good selection of magazines.

Overall: Good (but arrive on foot)

Food: here is good value, with the eggs Benedict coming out at $11, though the menu is fairly restricted and conventional. My eggs were a little cool and firm, but with a party our size this is not unexpected, cafe kitchens are not set up for 15-20 orders all at once.

Overall: Probably good (but do NOT arrive in a large party)

Coffee: full marks for offering large, medium and small, though lose a point for also offering double shot, which suggests that a "medium" long black just has one shot and extra hot water - I wish I'd seen the double shot upgrade before ordering. Though for the sake of all my colleagues who ordered "large" I'm glad or several would have developed the jitters during the following staff meeting ;-)

The Latte drinkers seemed happy, but my black was thin and a little bitter, with almost no crema.

Overall: Poor (unless you like milky coffee)

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