Platform 7 Coffee is my go-to coffee spot for when I’m out and about running errands on weekends in the city. It somehow always manages to be just there right when I need a break.
A one of a kind café, it envelops you in cosiness, the space has a vintage feel with the interior designed distinctively to look like a train station – it reminds me Paddington Station.
It’s so easy to while away time here, there’s even a secret garden at the back which makes a perfect hideaway in the summer.
Their beans are from Stumptown Coffee, employing a variety of brewing methods to make drinks; there’s a sleek La Marzocco for pulling espresso shots, a very cool looking siphon set, French press, a few pour over systems, nitro cold brew etc. And of course, there is tea, and homemade sandwiches (which I haven’t tried yet, but hear is really good), and pastries from local bakeries.
I usually go for a latte or mocha and a giant decadent muffin – it’s the weekend after all. In the summer, try the almond milk iced vanilla latte and a shortbread cookie! I love the consistency here, drinks are prepared with attention to detail, and my coffee is wonderfully smooth and robust each time. Friendly staff and cosy ambience make for good rejuvenating vibes.
Thanks to the beautiful high vaulted ceiling, the space is filled with natural light, making it open and spacious. There’s a striking coffee bar where all the magic happens, comfy looking wooden booths and beautiful vintage decor and antique light fixtures.
I love bringing my out-of-town guests here as well, both coffee-loving ones and those on the fence – it’s an awesome place to hang out and catch up over a cup of well-crafted coffee.