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LB2 Specialty Coffee

Restaurants, Cafés Melbourne
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Photograph: Daniel Boud

Time Out says

Coffee here comes with an almost personal touch, the staff make catering each cup to your specific tastes.

Down an alleyway towards Spencer Street lies LB2 Speciality Coffee (which, surprisingly, is not a rolling coffee droid). They pick the best beans from both Axil and Coffee Cartel to craft the perfect cup of coffee. The baristas check to see what kind of flavours you like in your coffee, how strong you need it, and what way you want it before recommending a blend. LB2’s brew options include the v60 pour over, batch brews and cold drips, plus your regular espresso styles. A small latte will set you back $4, as will a batch brew, though a pour over is usually up around the $6.50 mark, depending on the beans. If you bring your own reusable cup, there’s a 20 cent discount, and if you haven’t got your own reusable cup, LB2 sell KeepCups for $30, first coffee included. Though the single origins rotate, if you can get a long black made from the Riverdale Estate Indian bean, do it. The orange and clove notes make for a medium bodied coffee with a spicy aftertaste. If you’re hungry, nothing goes down better than the eggplant, tomato and Brie croissant.

By: Matilda Knowles



Address: 2
Gallagher Pl
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4.30pm; Sat 9am-1pm

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