Little Gunga, Milton NSW

Review – Little Gunga, Milton NSW

Little Gunga, Milton NSW

Little Gunga, Milton NSW – http://www.instagram.com/cafegunyah

Billed as a “coffee/art space” Little Gunga is one of the many coffee offerings in the buzzing tourist village of Milton on the South Coast of New South Wales.

My husband’s family is from Ulladulla and while visiting one weekend a few years back his sister insisted we visit the newest cafe, obligingly we went along with the promise of good coffee, and we weren’t disappointed. As we walked in the door we were greeted by the welcoming face of a barista I had worked with many moons ago at a cafe in Cronulla, so immediately I knew we were in for a coffee treat. Blake has since sold the cafe, however the new owners have employed a lovely lady, Rhiannon, I went to high school with who is still pumping out high quality coffee.

Little Gunga is nestled in an ally leading to a car park but has much more charm that one would expect to find from that description. Hosting an eclectic mix of seating and well lacquered wooden bench tops, paired with a beautiful bench front composed of reclaimed timber off-cuts, you immediately feel at ease in this relaxed space.

Rosetta Latte Art

Cappuccino – Little Gunga, Milton NSW – http://www.instagram.com/cafegunyah

Go for: the coffee – around $4 for small

Stay for: I’m not going to lie, I usually order take away and wander through the local boutiques while sipping

Order: Coffee!

Bonus: check in-store for music acts and art exhibitions

 

Art of Espresso

Review – Art of Espresso, Young NSW

When I found out we were moving to the country one of my first thoughts was “…but, where will I get good coffee??”. After a quick google search I stumbled upon the brainchild of Adrian Capra, Art of Espresso – espresso bar, roastery and barisa school; located in none other than our new home town of Young.

Opening their doors in August 2010, Art of Espresso has gone on to become a haven for coffee connoisseurs and inquisitive novice’s alike. Their multiaward winning beans, like the house ‘kombie blend’ are fair trade, rainforest alliance certified and organic. Oh, and they have even made the Lonely Planet guide book as a must visit destination for coffee when visiting country NSW. BOOM!

Set in an old bakery, complete with pressed tin feature walls, funky beats greet you as you walk in and welcoming staff remember your order. The coffee here is second to none and there is a sipping chocolate that will make your diabetic heart beat with desire.

Art of Espresso, Young NSW

Cappuccino – Art of Espresso, Young NSW

Go for: the coffee – $3.80 small, $4.80 large

Stay for: the staff and good vibes

Order: Coffee!

Bonus: the good folk at AOE also run barista classes so you can learn the tricks of the trade and music nights with the likes of The Audrey’s and Mia Dyson.

Enjoy!