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“Still wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Lane Espresso

Little Lane Espresso
1790 David low way, Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 46 restaurants in Coolum Beach
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Sydney, Australia
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“Still wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It's been a few months since my last time here and the only change seems to be that you now need to fight for a table. Had lunch and breakfast this time and both were wonderful. In fact, the meals here are more interesting than some of the laneways in Melbourne that Little Lane Espresso is compared to.
Food is excellent but so is the coffee. A little surprised by cheersgirl below who thought the atmosphere was strained.
One of the things I love here is how friendly everyone is - it is like a very friendly communal atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food but....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I come here quite regularly on the weekends as we enjoy the small but diverse menu on offer. The only thing that is disappointing can be the attitude of some of the staff. Sometimes they appear under pressure and the mood is quite strained. Quite often we feel like we have to be careful what we say or where we sit as we don't want to upset any of the staff. I can understand they feel a bit stressed with such a small space but it's not a pleasant environment to eat in when there is obvious tension in the air.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“My favourite cafe on the Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

There are a number of places to get top-notch coffee on the Sunshine Coast, and Little Lane is undoubtedly in the top echelon. However what makes this place a winner is that the great coffee also comes with great food. The menu is small and seems to change every few weeks, with a handful of tasty and interesting dishes which draw on North Africa and Turkey for inspiration and make the most of fresh produce and good quality ingredients.

It's one of those places where you can tell the owners (the barista and chef) are not just going through the motions, but have a real passion for food and coffee that comes through on the plate and in your cup. The only thing I don't like about this place is that it's sometimes hard to get a table.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Our fave breakfast place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Best coffee and CONSISTENT! We love every single breakfast dish on their changing menu. Still need to try the lunch menu one day. Carlos is as passionate about coffee (and vino) as Lee is about food. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best cafe for breakfast in Coolum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Best breakfast ever! Loved that there were only 4 choices on the breakfast menu. All very interesting and incredibly tasty. Yum! And super coffee too!

Visited September 2013
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