Melbourne is so saturated with cafes and brunch places that you’ll never run out of places to eat. And I love it. Although cafes that are in the CBD are generally more convenient to get to, some cafes, like Twenty & Six Espresso, are more peaceful and quiet. The cafe is located in a quiet environment in North Melbourne, fairly close to Fandago and the Auction Rooms, and several tram stops away from the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Twenty & Six Espresso is quite easily accessible; just take Tram 57 and alight at the Curzon St/Queensberry St stop.
– General Review –
- Service: 8/10
Service was generally friendly.
- Servicescape: 8.2/10
The cafe was bright and clean, and gave off a relaxing atmosphere. Decorations are quite simple and consistent with their color scheme, and seemed neat with a bit of a modern vibe. The cafe wasn’t very spacious inside and was a little hot and stuffy (ventilation was a little poor), but there were seats outside as well for those who prefer the outdoors.
- Non-smoking area: Seats are indoors and smoke-free, but outdoor seats available too.
- Vegetarian dishes: Yes, some vegetarian dishes available.
- Price range: $$ (AU$13 – $20 for most main dishes.)
Overall Rating: 8.4/10
– Food Experience –
The mocha was great and even though some of the coffee spilled, the presentation was pretty good.
2) Fish Fillet Burger:
The burger was hard to cut, but I loved the filleted fish since it was crispy and fresh, although it crumbles quite easily as well. The burger was also paired with some celery, cabbage slaw, lime aioli, and pickled red onions. Even though the taste was good, it was messy to eat.
3) Picnic Sandwich:
I liked the Picnic Sandwich, especially the mayo (loved it!), although the sour dough bread was a little tough (well, it’s sourdough, especially when it’s toasted). The roasted chicken was quite lean and the fried capers gave a bit of sourness into the overall flavor. The sandwich also included dill, shallots, and horseradish in rye. Overall, the portion wasn’t very big and I thought it was more suitable for a light meal.
Contact number: +61 3 9329 0298
Website: Twenty & Six Espresso
Operating hours: Mon – Fri: 7.30am – 3.30pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 3.30pm
Posted by: V