****Chronicles of the Long Mac – City of Perth Coffee Shops****

Today marks the first day of the Eat Drink Perth Festival! Yay! As part of the festival this month, I plan to randomly visit various coffee shops in the City of Perth, mainly the ones near my workplace to sample my favorite coffee drink – the Long Macchiato. My other ulterior motive is that I have joined a health program at work which requires us to exercise daily and walking to get my coffee is a sure way to accumulate exercise minutes 🙂

I’ll be using my beloved Miu Miu wallet as a coffee cup measurement, its appearance will be frequent in this post 🙂 My order will be a small Long Mac (8oz) with skim milk, topped up for consistency. I am by no way a coffee expert, comments are just my personal opinion and preference. I will add to this post as the month progresses, it will be fun 🙂

1) Bench Espresso (Cost $4.50)
Bench EspressoInside Bench EspressoLong MacComment: “Woody with a bitter after taste”
Exercise minutes: 10
Bench Espresso on Urbanspoon

2) Madlilys Espresso (Cost $4.30)
Madlilys Espresso Madlilys Espresso - inside Long Mac from Madlilys EspressoComment: “Earthy flavor, good after taste however not topped up completely”
Exercise minutes: 20
Madlilys Espresso on Urbanspoon

3) Mo Espresso (Cost $4)
3_MoEspresso0 3_MoEspresso1 3_MoEspresso3Comment: “Earthy and a mild musky flavor, smooth on the palate”
Exercise minutes: 24
Mo Espresso on Urbanspoon

4) La Veen Coffee & Kitchen (Cost $3.80)
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Comment: Love the fluoro green coffee lid! Coffee is from 5 Senses and was smooth on the palate
Exercise minutes: 40
La Veen Coffee & Kitchen on Urbanspoon

5) Lowdown (Cost $3.50)
5_LowDown0 5_LowDown1 5_LowDown2Comment: “Mild coffee flavor. I like it!”
Exercise minutes: 36
Lowdown on Urbanspoon

6) Coffee Club (Cost $4.50)
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Comment: “Cup looked bigger than the normal small coffee, tasted ordinary, easy on the palate”
Exercise minutes: 8
The Coffee Club Adelaide Terrace on Urbanspoon

7) Coffee Live (Cost $3.70)
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Comment: “Strong and intense in flavor, Fiori beans. Love the grungy look of the shop”
Exercise minutes: 20
Location: Inside Equus Arcade, Perth CBD

8) PERC (Cost $3.50)
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Comment: “Strong with a slight fruity taste”
Exercise minutes: 14
PERC on Urbanspoon

9) Standing Room Only (Cost $3.80)
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Comment: “Strong with bitter after taste, was informed that they do not top up the milk right up to the top. Great that they made the effort to tell me!”
Exercise minutes: 30
Standing Room Only on Urbanspoon

10) Pulp (Cost $4.30)
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Comment: “Strong with a sweet and slightly fruity flavor. Quite different!”
Exercise minutes: 18
Pulp on Urbanspoon

11) Infusion Coffee and Tea ($4.30)
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Comment: “No small size, only regular but at the same price as some of the small sized cup such as Bench Espresso, Madlilys Espreso, Pulp etc. Strong coffee!”
Exercise minutes: 22
Infusion coffee and tea on Urbanspoon

12) E-Sense on Adelaide Terrace ($4.20)
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Comment: “Musky and earthy, dense flavor!”
Exercise minutes: 4
E-Sense On Adelaide Terrace on Urbanspoon

13) Rosso Espresso ($4)
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Comment: “Full and lingering taste. I like it!”
Exercise minutes: 20
Rosso Espresso on Urbanspoon

14) Big Mug ($4.50)
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Comment: “Earthy flavor, very strong with a slight bitter taste. A bit on the pricey side. Cup was only half full”
Exercise minutes: 16
Big Mug on Urbanspoon

15) East Cafe Vietnamese Bistro ($3.50)
Comment: “Full and strong in flavor and at a great price!”
Exercise minutes: 8
East | Cafe & Vietnamese Bistro on Urbanspoon

16) Kiva Coffee ($4)
Comment: “Smallest size is a Regular (same size as a Small cup), mild in flavor.”
Exercise minutes: 16
Kiva Coffee on Urbanspoon

17) Mini Espresso ($4)
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Comment: “Earthy and deep in flavor. Very nice! I like!”
Exercise minutes: 18
Mini Espresso on Urbanspoon

18) Shots Espresso Bar ($4.50)
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Comment: “Smooth and strong!”
Exercise minutes: 16
Shots Espresso Bar on Urbanspoon

19) Voltage Espresso ($4.30)
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Comment: “Strong, only sells as Regular (no Small), extra friendly service – asked whether I wanted the coffee strong”
Exercise minutes: 32
Voltage Espresso on Urbanspoon

20) Zucca Espresso ($3.80)
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Comment: “Malty and creamy after taste!”
Exercise minutes: 18
Zucca Espresso on Urbanspoon

And this concludes the month long chronicles of the Long Macchiato for Eat Drink Perth 2014. Hope you have found a new coffee shop you had never been before and gave it a go! Happy Drinking 🙂

Narration by: Miss L




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