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Padre Coffee comes to Paddington

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Bean purveyors Padre Coffee have officially opened their doors in Paddington. This new concept store joins Melbourne and Noosa locations as a must-visit for any coffee lovers, or want-to-be coffee lovers. Part cafe, part education hub, part shop – Padre Coffee in Paddington does it all. This zen space has room for an intimate coffee meeting (before you ask, yes they have baked goods to snack on), but also a large counter for takeaways, including a very impressive cold brew spout for quick refills. There’s also a training space where the team will hold education workshops, events and upskill baristas in the art of coffee. The great news is they’ve already started with their staff, who can answer any and every question about coffee. Simply tell them how you like to drink coffee, or ask them for a new way to drink it, and they’ll be able to whip you up the perfect blend from their large selection of single origins, blends and roasts. Head of Padre Coffee, Ben White, the Kenyan Gachatha AB for us as a must-try for long black lovers, and when we say it was the best coffee we’ve ever had that’s not an exaggeration. Such is the magic that awaits you at Padre Paddington. In addition to learning about coffee and sampling brews, the retail space is also an excellent starting point for those who want to up their homemade coffee game. With machines of all shapes and skill level, to drip bags perfect for those who love going off… Read More

Why you need to go to Elephant Bar and Dining at Paddington’s Royal Hotel

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Nestled in the heart of Paddington, the Royal Hotel underwent a transformation last month, with all four levels now providing a unique offering. The local closed for a mere four days, from September 8th to 11th, reopening on the 12th with new interiors and an updated menu across the entire pub. The genesis of the relaunch was the desire to redesign the Elephant Bar. The relaunched Elephant Bar and Dining, which now spans across levels one and two. The space is light and airy, with botanical touches littered about the first two levels, complementing the marble bar tops and straw chairs and tables. Elephant Bar and Dining consists of a restaurant, cocktail lounge, and two event rooms. Whilst all the spaces are united aesthetically, each space has a unique look; from the forestry patterns adorning The High Room, to the nautical theme of the private Colonial Club. Created by the Royal Hotel’s ex-bar manager Kurtis Bosley, the drinks menu is geared towards the warmer weather. The cocktail range is experimental yet approachable, with well-blended flavour palettes. A standout is the 5 Ways Sling, a delicately fruity combination of pomegranate liqueur, strawberry infused gin, lime, rhubarb bitters and whites. The Mediterranian style menu is made for sharing; kick off your coastal culinary exploration with the South Australian Sardines and Western Australian Octopus, try a classic Mediterranean salad, before feasting on Spring Bay Mussels Marinara or White Wine, Pan Fried Pumpkin and Ricotta Gnocchi, or Chili Spanner Crab Linguini. For those who enjoy more traditional pub fare,… Read More