judges comments in 2019
Parade Espresso Bar is a smart modern espresso bar in the entrance to a small shopping precinct in the heart of Ocean Grove. There are tables around the bar as well as a share table. If you are a coffee lover this is the place for you. The coffee is the hero made by friendly barista’s who know the secrets of delicious coffee roasted by Carlton roasters Campos. Choices rang from old time favourites to cold brew. With no visible air bubbles my perfect Cafe Late it had a deliciously thick creamy froth. So good I wanted another. The foods offered included Panini made with toasted Zeally Bay Sourdough with pulled pork and a truffle mayo coleslaw. The prosciutto and cheese toastie had 2 thick slices of bread, halved and served with butter on top. Both dishes were delicious. The gluten free sweet options ranged from doughnuts filled with nutella or jam, garnished with snickers and pretzels to wagon wheels and white choc truffles made well by a young local. Customer service was exceptional and the value for money very good.
Smart open air street cafe. Winner of State Best Coffee Award. Exceptional and quick customer service. Delicious savoury and sweet snacks. Sensible prices and good value for money.
Awards in 2019
- Winner Best Coffee Award (Sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing P/L)
- Finalist Best Unlicensed Cafe Award (Sponsored by The Gordon Institute)
- Finalist Most Outstanding Front of House Person Award: Eugine Houstonchild (Sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing P/L)