My darling friend Miss Lai (bestie in the top three type of girl) and I have been visiting the Coffee Club for over a year now, normally about once a fortnight or when we get the urge in the gaps. The Coffee Club in Penrose sort of grows on you, it’s definitely my favourite in the group thus far. My only gripe is the coffee is a bit on the high side, price wise, but the food is good, really good, so it makes up for it.
Penrose has some nice staff and ones that recognise regulars so you sort of feel special – yeah customers like that, pity a lot of cafes really don’t get that.
The other day I got the call, “new menu Mr Bon, when are we going?”. When one of your top three besties suggests lunch you got to respond quick smart and drop everything.
I had the vegetarian Balsamic Mushroom & Herb Cream Cheese Ciabatta (comes with complimentary fries) whilst the pretty girl had the Potato Rosti with Smashed Avo & Feta with smoked salmon – seriously good all round.
Overall score: 9/10 again – near the perfect 10 on occassion for sure.
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