All posts tagged: harvest espresso

Harvest Espresso: Summer 2015

There’s a whole lot of wonderful packed into the tiny Harvest Espresso and we were excited to come and try out their new summer menu. We came early on a weekday, knowing that even then the small cafe could easily be full. We would never venture there on a weekend without expecting a long wait so if you can go at a time others cannot take the opportunity. We perused the menu and were quick to make our selections and place our order at the counter. We found their coffee to be equal to the best we’ve had there. It’s not a spectacular brew, but it’s consistent and tasty. It was a creamy and smooth brew, served hot but ready to drink. As always though, the most anticipated part of our visit was the sweet dish of the new menu. Oh how happy was I to see another brioche french toast! They’ve done some pretty amazing versions in the past (the baked almond brioche was a great example) and it was obvious that this was …

Harvest Espresso: Spring Menu 2014

Harvest Espresso is one of my favourites, their cafe may be tiny but their flavours always hit hard. As always when they release a new menu we were quick to visit and check it out. We started with coffees, we haven’t always enjoyed theirs but this was the best we’d had from them. They were creamy, balanced and with a bold flavour hit. Now onto to the really good stuff, the food! As usual we decided to try a sweet and a savory option. There’s only one sweet dish on the menu but there’s quite a few savory to choose from. First up was the baked pineapple slice, the signature sweet dish of the spring menu. It came with lemongrass foam, yuzu pearls, a pineapple gel and fried quinoa. The slice was moist, sweet and nicely flavoured with pineapple and almond. My favourite part of the dish though was the gel, it was sweet and tart and had such a lovely texture. It really pulled the whole dish together. As always with a Harvest Espresso …

Harvest Espresso: 2014 Winter menu

Harvest Espresso is the one of the few cafΓ©s where a change of menu makes us anxious, nay desperate to taste it at the first possible opportunity. With such amazing dishes on their summer and autumn menus, our expectations were high. We made our way over there on an early Wednesday morning, a brief interlude to the unfortunate realities of being a student at this time of year. The tiny cafe was bustling with activity and wonderful smells and a welcoming warmth greeted us as we opened the door. The chilly weather outside required hot beverages ASAP, and after taking in the menu, we ordered our usual lattes and much anticipated meals at the counter. Our coffee was nice, a touch over extracted but a good temperature with no attempt at latte art. It did the job of warming us from the inside out, and defrosting our chilled fingers. Our first dish to the table was winter vegetables. We always like the chance to taste a good vegetarian option, and this fit the bill. The …

Harvest Espresso: Autumn Menu

Harvest Espresso is one of our favourite little cafes for breakfast and when they have a new menu out we can’t help ourselves but head over there to try it out! The cafe, though small is homely and comfortable, and always adorned with beautiful flowers on the tables. Harvest generally do a solid coffee, but we were a little disappointed on this occasion. Our lattes had a lovely flavour but were a bit hot, with not enough micro foam. We ordered a sweet and savoury dish from the Autumn menu to try. The air was pregnant with anticipation as our dishes were placed on the table in front of us. We were not disappointed! Our sweet dish was the mango and coconut bread, which came with fruit coulis, ginger cream, pistachio, fresh fruit and a sweet pastry layer. For a start the bread was so vibrant, a lovely bright orange and beautifully soft, perfect to soak up the coulis. The ginger cream added a faint hint of spice, and there was a definite sense of …

Harvest Espresso: Vic Park

Harvest espresso is a tiny little coffee shop and brunchery that can be found on Albany Highway. When I say ‘tiny’ I’m not exaggerating, it really feels like you’re sitting in a shoebox. While it’s cozy and cute, this does create some space issues and even on a quite weekday morning there’s a tussle for space. That being said it is comfortable, and the food and coffee are worth the close proximity to your neighbours. We first visited Harvest espresso due to the buzz surrounding their new spring menu, DineWhitMe’sΒ postΒ is probably the best of those, and we couldn’t resist checking it out. Since then we have come back specifically for the baked almond brioche twice and each time it has blown us away. When you want to come back to a cafe to try an item again simply because they changed the poached fruit in it you know it’s a pretty spectacular meal. On our first visit, it was poached strawberries and toasted muesli, on an almond brioche, and with a chamomile panna cotta (standing …