Food and Drink
Posted by Dan Kuseta
19. Dec, 2011
Patricia isn’t just the other Arquette anymore, she’s the CBD’s newest cafe. Opened last Thursday around the corner from Earl and downstairs from Paco’s Tacos, Patricia is another notch in the coffee belt for the lucky people who slog it in the business end of town.
Patricia is a sliver of a place with standing-room only, newspapers displayed on vintage wooden reading boards, a custom-made ‘Sunshine’ neon sign on the roof and the smells of sweet sweet coffee. The place was designed by the people from Foolscap and Beyond the Pixels, and owner Bowen Holden said he wanted the feel of the place to have a mix of Italian, US and Aussie elements, just like the coffee he serves.
Bowen worked for Seven Seeds for the past six years and is using their beans at Patricia. The coffee is list is kept short and simple: black, white or filter, and the owner says while he takes coffee seriously and aims to serve a great cuppa joe, the mojo at Patricia more a friendly atmosphere than coffee temple.
Espressos come with a double shot and all coffee comes with a complimentary glass of sparkling water, a nice touch. There’s also pastries from Noisette, Walker’s Donuts and more sweet treats on the way.
Opened till the end of the week before shutting up shop till Jan 2, catch a cuppa at Patricia while you can this year.
And the name? Patricia happens to be the name of both Bowen’s and baristas Pip’s Nann’s. We told you they were nice guys.
493 – 495 Lt. Bourke St, Melbourne (enter via Lt. William St)
Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm
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