26 September 2011

GG Espresso: Coffee and sandwiches, CBD Sydney (13 Sept 2011)

55 Hunter Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Decent coffee with choc flakes

“The success of the business is based on the company’s commitment to quality and service and its customer guarantee – GG espresso will unconditionally replace or refund our customers purchase if they are not fully satisfied”

If you’re a fan of Allpress espresso, or George Gregan for that matter, then GG Espresso seems to be giving the coffee bean justice with their coffees. Both the Cappuccino ($3.50) and Mocha ($3.50) were topped with flakes of chocolate making a difference over your stock standard powdered chocolate. The coffee flavour was roasty with decent depth of flavour and not particularly bitter. The mocha had a good balance of coffee and chocolate. The GG Chicken Club ($9.50) was set in nice tasting bread and fairly decently sized although most club sandwiches I've come across seem to have an extra slice of bread in the middle like I had at Bistro 44. The BLT ($9) was also nice and flavoursome. If you’re after a quiet place to have a meeting then the acoustics aren’t particularly favourable. With hard surfaces all around and a loud banging coffee machine nearby you’ll be challenged to hear each other in a group of four or more depending how busy the place is. Also watch out for the small steps leading up to the café area. I misjudged my stepping twice on this particular visit and again on another later visit.

PROS: Decent coffee with real chocolate flakes, They refund or exchange the coffee if you're not fully satisfied, Sandwiches tried were quite nice
CONS: Watch out for tripping on the small steps, Acoustics can get quite noisy, A bit hidden so you might not stumble across the place — I never knew it existed until a friend mentioned it
WORTH TRYING: Mocha and cappuccino

Parkers Organic Raspberry and Apple Juice ($4)

Cappuccino ($3.50)

Mocha ($3.50)

BLT ($9)

GG Chicken Club ($9.50)

Bill $26 for two people

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chocolate flakes in a cap is a great idea!

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