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“best lunchtime treat in the Old Town”
Review of Stag Espresso at Dovecot - CLOSED

Stag Espresso at Dovecot
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe
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Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Stag Espresso is a local, independent café operator specialising in great coffee, complimented by excellent service and a selection of the best local produce. It's first home is in the stunning Dovecot Building which was refurbished 3 years ago. Dovecot is centre for tapestry, craft and now great coffee.
Reviewed February 3, 2013

One of my favourite cafes in one of my favourite buildings in the Old Town. Consistently good food and coffee with a varying choice of soups which paired with a sandwich make an enjoyable and substantial meal.... if you have room the cakes are tempting. Great service, friendly and relaxed. Check out the exhibition spaces while you are there, converted from Victorian swimming bath.

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Thank marion57
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Superb soups, substantial sandwiches and a fine cup of coffee. We were there to visit the tapestry and carpet exhibition but the food and service was good enough for a special visit.

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Thank iacamp
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have visited Stag Espresso before but only to pop in for a quick take out, this was my first time sitting in the minimal but fun cafe.The place was super busy with only 1 free table, although they were all super busy the owner & the waitress both both said hello. The staff couldn't have been more pleasant or attentive, one thing i always look for when eating out anywhere. I enjoyed a large salad , i wanted to make my own combo and this was not a problem from the ingredients they had on the menu.The salad was healthy, fresh & super tasty. My dinning partner, aka my sister had tea & a love berry & banana loaf, she said it was fresh baking and tasted fab. The menu is petite , but perfectly formed, its been well thought out to cater to every taste. I cant wait to go back and try some of there delicious homemade soups( which had fab flavour combinations!) , baking & sandwiches! More cafes should take a leaf out of Stag's book...keep it simple, Do it well!!!!

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Thank DollyD_01
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Ideal spot for lunch or a light snack. Staff have created a good atmosphere and the food is fresh and served pleasantly.

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Thank derbhala
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

The important thing to know is that this lovely bright arty cafe closes at five and winds down by four thirty. Two of us had the tomato soup, and it was homemade light fresh flavoured and came with good thick brown bread. We would have had the falafel salad etc but get there earlier if you want that. Staff were helpful and efficient and the coffee smelt really good, the cakes, some of which were gluten free were also tempting but with dinner at Iris to consider later in the day, we left them for another day. But we will be back .... They have the fabulous dazzle exhibition upstairs and wonderful tapestries in the adjoining gallery. Lots of reason for going. Oxford wax lyrical

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Thank OxfordWaxlyrical
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