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“Good coffee” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Origin Espresso

Origin Espresso
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Good coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

A few years ago, the only good coffee in port was at rehab. Then rehab moved to cairns, apparently.
Thank god, the origin guys filled the gap left when rehab closed.
They do excellent coffee.
They are always busy, if that is a measure of how popular they are.
And the people who work there are nice.
Yes, sometimes the girl can get a bit short, when the pressure is on, but that is tempered by the Asian guy, who is like the ice man, always cool and efficient, nothing fazes him. The big guy is always smiling, and his little guy off-sider, is chatty with customers.
If you can choose who makes your coffee, go Asian guy. The others are all good, but this bloke can barista like a roman.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great little coffee shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Best coffee in Port Douglas and they also roast their own beans. Very relaxed vibe and friendly service.

Visited June 2013
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Bendigo
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Overrated and I suggest pretentious around their "art" of coffee making.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Attempted coffee here twice. Coming from Melbourne and coffee lovers, my wife and I were both disappointed with the outcomes of our coffees. Whilst quite pleasant and a relaxed vibe, there seemed to be an absence of respect for what the customer wants. I prefer a latte with sugar in the morning, and both times the sugar was absent. Small thing, but signage in the shop around syrups etc hinted at an arrogance around the "art" of coffee. Big turn off for us. Try the Little Larder or bookshop as well, one of these three will suit your needs and tastes.

  • Visited June 2013
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oc1barista, Owner at Origin Espresso, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Hi There,

For the benefit of other readers here

"coming from melbourne" or "i'm from melbourne......if i had a dollar for every time someone said or posted this we'd be loaded. We don't care where you come from. Just enjoy the coffee that we have worked really hard to source, roast, cup, blend and serve to you or find somewhere else that suits your palate.

We are definitely not for everyone as we have stated in previous responses nor do we try to be.

And you are the prime example of the customers we are not trying to attract.

Sugar is available for all guests on the tables. Its not that hard.

The signage in the shop "Code Of Conduct" is pretty much correct. A sense of humor is required when visiting us..

Cheers

Glen
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Port Douglas
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33 reviews
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“Best Coffee in Port Douglas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Off the main street but well worth going to, best coffee in Port, lots of locals come here. You can even read the paper and grab a muffin.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne
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“Great Coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Off the main street but this is a quality of the cafe that I loved, away from the crowds and only the serious coffee drinkers there as you need to find the cafe. I ordered the double shot latte and wasn't disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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