Back again in 2019 best unlicensed cafe in 2018
Winner of the Best Unlicensed Cafe in 2018 Parade Espresso Bar in Ocean Grove serves superior coffees and delicious savoury and sweet dishes. It caters for coffee lovers who appreciate superior brews.
First judges comments in 2018
Parade Espresso Bar is a modern, clean, fresh looking 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, and wagon wheels and white choc truffles made well by a young local boy. Customer service was quick and friendly and the prices were reasonable.
Smart and clean open air street cafe. Friendly and quick service. Delicious coffees and savoury and sweet snacks. Sensible prices.