It’s been a weekly thing now where I spare one day off to visit a new coffee shop in Melbourne and write it on the blog. This time, I went slightly up north from the CBD, took the 57 tram from Elizabeth street, and it’s just a couple of stops away from QV Market (could totally walk from there).
What excites me the most about this new establishment is that they only do black coffee! Yep, no cappuccino, no flat white, no latte, no milk! Though my go-to coffee order is usually an Oat Magic, I must say I’m also a fan of filter coffee. I don’t drink it that often just because the price can go above $10 for one glass, so I’m definitely saving it up for a moment like this.
The space in Path Coffee is just like any other coffee shop in Melbourne, which is quite limited. About 12 people can be seated inside and around four on the outside. This includes three tabletops, four seatings at the bar, two seatings at the window, and two tables outside. So in total, Path Melbourne can contain around 15 people at their joint.
When I arrived, as I was walking to the counter, I saw that only two people were working at the bar and both of them were occupied. But it didn’t take that long before one of them greeted and served me. I looked at their menu and they’re quite fascinating! You’ll get to see all of the information about the coffee that they served there right on the menu. From the name of the roastery, the process (washed or natural), the varietals, the region in which the coffee beans came from, to the flavor profile of the end product itself.
I forgot to take a photo of the coffee profile description, but if I’m not mistaken the brown colour means that the flavour profile is more chocolatey, the red colour means that the flavour profile is more flowery, and the yellow colour means that the flavour profile is more fruity. I remember telling the barista that I was going for more of a fruity taste, and he recommended me the one that’s from Burundi since it’s getting more popular among the regulars. And that’s exactly what I’m getting!
I asked permission if I could take photos of the space, and the barista said, “Go for it!” So I walked around and tried my best to take photos without being too annoying to anyone (which is quite difficult, to be honest) I always feel like a weirdo whenever I’m visiting cafes/coffee shops by myself and take so many photos there, but hey, I might be that one weird Asian girl who take photos of everything, but the content that I’m producing might be informative to others, you know? *wink*
When he asked me where do I want to be seated, my answer was ‘outside’ straight away. Just because. You know. Better lighting for the photos. hahaha. When he finished pouring my coffee, he came outside and served it to me. He asked me if I got all the shots that I needed (very thoughtful of him btw), and I said to him that I probably needed to take another shot of him while he’s making the pour-over coffee. He told me that he’s about to make another one right after this, and that’s when my dilemma begins.
Though I wanted to follow him back inside and get some shot of him making coffee, I also wanted to take a shot of my cup of coffee that’s right in front of me right now. Not to mention that I wanted to enjoy my coffee as well, while it’s still warm and fresh. It was getting windy outside and I don’t want to leave my coffee in the cold. So then what did I do?
First, I took photos of my coffee quickly. Second, I poured all of the coffee from the carafe straight to my cup. And third, I grabbed all of my stuff + my cup to go back inside so I could still get a chance to take photos of the barista while he’s making another pour-over coffee. And here are the shots :
After finished taking the photos, he asked if I had tried the coffee yet and how the coffee tasted. I told him about how ‘barbaric’ I was, pouring all of the coffee into the cup, tasted a bit of it, and ran back inside. Then he explained to me that the much better way to enjoy the pour-over coffee is to pour only half of it into the cup and let the one inside the carafe cooled down a bit. The flavour will set even better when the coffee has reached a cooler temperature. At that point, I felt like I just destroyed his craft and let him down, oh boy. But I’m grateful for the information, next time I promise I won’t make the same mistake again, good sir.
The coffee did taste fruity and very much enjoyable regardless of my ‘barbaric’ action. Though I’m a barista myself, I can’t really describe much about coffee’s tasting notes, but what I can assure you is, that it was a good cup of coffee. I can see why it’s becoming more popular amongst the regular 🙂
I spent another hour and a half at Path Melbourne to sit down and write some stuff in my notebook. Trying to figure out this content creating life into more on the business perspective. I envision my life next year will be busy collaborating and join forces with more businesses in Melbourne and help them in any way that I could through these platforms that I have. Hopefully national & international borders will open again and they’ll get more visitors from the tourists. 🙂
Thank you for reading today’s blog post, I hope you guys enjoy reading it and have an insight about Path Melbourne. Share this with your fellow coffee lover friends and let me know what are your thoughts about this place in the comment section below or if there are any other coffee shops or cafes that you want me to visit and review on the blog! Hope you’re enjoying your week so far and I’ll see you on my next one!
PATH MELBOURNE SUMMARY
- Business Hours : Mon – Sun : 8 AM – 3.00 PM
- Coffee : Yes (only black)
- Brunch : No
- Dessert : Yes (Pastry)
- Indoor Capacity : +- 11
- Outdoor Capacity : +-4
- Total Capacity : +- 15
- RSVP / Walk-In : Walk-In Only
- Waiting Time : less than 5 minutes
- Range Price : $5-$25/person
- Ambiance : Wooden & Ceramic
- Toilet : At the back of the shop
- WiFi : No
- Vegan / Vegetarian Options : Vegetarian