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Origin Espresso

corner of Grant and Warner Streets, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
0740994586
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Ranked #6 of 95 restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Found this place on a previous visit to Port Douglas, so didn't try elsewhere - visited every morning for our daily coffee hit. 4 out of 5 were very good. Just the last day wasn't the same standard as previous days (a different barrista on??) - not as strong and not hot. Didn't take it back as there are always... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

With their coffee beans roasted on-site the coffee here is equal to the best of the boutique roasters in big cities to the south. Made with care and time the coffee offered to the punters is excellent particularly after an early morning walk on the beach. Locally made cakes and slices by Hummingbird accompany the lattes, 'cinos, and macchiatos. Patrons... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Probably the only real espresso bar in PD, serving a good quality coffee with a strong taste. Service friendly and efficient even by Sydney standards. However, This is an espresso bar where you buy good coffee. If you want lunch etc then go to a coffee shop or cafe.

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Canberra, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Serious coffee but don't expect anything else (with the possible exception of fudge cake if they feel like putting it on when you are there). Strictly coffee only (some tea) and with opening hours that are hard to define; OK up to just after lunch, but you seem to take your chances after about 2pm.

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oc1barista, Owner at Origin Espresso, responded to this review

Hey Podgee Glad you enjoyed the coffee at Origin. We work really hard to improve and develop new coffees so its great to get some good feedback and know we're doing at least something right! We have The Hungry HummingBird who leases our kitchen and supplies us with their yummy old school cakes and slices. They're really popular and they... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is great, eventhough you can only get coffee and cake. Service is excellent and their focus is just on the coffee, visited here quite a few times during our two week stay. Highly recommend it. Cheers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Even by Melbourne standards! Also more relaxed, less crowded and more atmosphere. Verandah is a great spot out of the sun

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Sydney, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After searching in vain for decent coffee in PD I found this place on the interweb and thought I would give it a try as according to their website "all we take seriously is the coffee". HA! I waited 15 minutes for a cappuccino that tasted like warm milk! While I was there there was a big guy making the... More

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oc1barista, Owner at Origin Espresso, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thanks for the glowing review. Fancy having to wait 15 minutes for a coffee in the middle of the school holidays! When we're busy and there is a wait for coffee, we would like to think the barista is focusing on the coffee rather than conversing with the customers. That's why we have awesome floor staff and let... More

Port Douglas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They take their Coffee very seriously & it shows in the quality. Great quiet relaxed back street location too.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Don't get me wrong, this is the best place to get coffee in Port Douglas, but it is hit and miss. The first day we went we were blown away with the rich robust taste of the 4 Mile coffee, but next day wasn't as good, and then back a couple of days later and it was even worse. Last... More

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oc1barista, Owner at Origin Espresso, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review. Our coffee changes every couple of day. Over the course of your visit we had on offer 3 different coffees over the period of more than a week , almost two. We are a specialty coffee roastery and espresso bar not a coffee club or gloria jeans The coffees on rotation when you where here... More

Canberra
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Great coffee! Best coffee in town. Just a shame they do not serve food. There was a selection of locally made cakes and slices(looked great) but did not have a set menu for lunch or dinner.

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