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“Food delivered above expectations”

Columbus Coffee - Sylvia Park
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Yes, this is a shopping mall cafe and our expectations never rise to high, it's convenient for us if we have something else to do in the mall. The cafe has a choice of indoor or reasonably pleasant outdoor seating despite the location. We dropped in for breakfast on this occasion (not our first visit) and it was 50% full inside due to the inclement weather. Service goes through the motions without interaction other than what is necessary. The only complaint was from Habibi, the 'bowl' flat white had more milk as opposed to the expected extra shot. Habibi has the big breakfast (and it is) and I have the creamy mushrooms with a side of bacon. Both dishes were exemplary this time, we've had both previously and while nice, it seemed like there might be a new cook/chef. This time the food was delivered above expectation, which is always a nice surprise. Pretty good start to the day from our local.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Good coffee.
Actually a cafe not a restaurant.
They've got good coffee choices and few bread and meals to choose from.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Columbus is part of a coffee chain and sticks to a tried and true format of coffee-making.

This Columbus is located at the end of a busy shopping centre, with a nice outdoor area with tables and umbrellas. It is also next to a children's playground so you could at a stretch have a coffee while supervising your kids adjacent to you.

The girl on the counter had no personality - not even a 'hello' or 'can I help you?' she just looked at us and waited for us to order. A greeting would have been nice, and then she proceeded to serve someone ordering cabinet food without acknowledging those of us waiting to order coffee. Extremely rude, and I would have assumed being a big coffee chain in a busy location they would have front of house staff who were courteous, friendly and helpful. Not so here.

The coffee took around 10 minutes to arrive at our table, it was busy in the shop but everyone seated already had their orders so we weren't sure what the delay was. We noted there seemed to be some disagreement with staff over who was taking orders at the till, and who was the barista making the coffee. The coffee was lukewarm - both my mocchacino and my friend's flat white.

Won't be going back.

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Thank ARiviera
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