Dogman and Rabbitgirl visit The Reformatory Caffeine Lab, Surry Hills

The Reformatory Caffeine lab not only offers great flavoured coffee, but offers an experience in itself! With a large mural along the side wall, the place is decked out to be cartoon and animation heaven. Old school cartoons from the 90’s play on a large screen tellie while the hustle and bustle continues along Foveaux Street in Surry Hills, Sydney. Greeted by the friendly Simon and fellow barista buddy’s, The Reformatory Caffeine Lab is one to check out if you live in Sydney or are visiting.

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Find the Lab:

Shop 7B 17-51 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

https://www.facebook.com/thereformatory

Instagram: reformatorycoffeelab

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Dogman and Rabbitgirl had a chat with owner Simon:

1. Who are your three best friends?

Simon: My Brother, Ramon and Juan.

2. How many coffees do you drink a day? Do you have them alone or with a friend?

Simon: Drink with friends, customers, barista or just on my own, I have around 15 a day and still sleep like a baby!

3. If you could have a coffee with anyone in the world who would it be?

Simon: With Dad…. absolutely!

4. Where’s the most memorable place you’ve ever had a coffee?

Simon: When I was 2 years old, Dad put coffee in a bottle…. (born to be a barista perhaps?)

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5. Have you ever had a coffee with a dog or rabbit before?

Simon: I have had coffees with dogs many times!

6. Who is the most interesting person who has come into the café and had a coffee?

Simon: Once, a girl asked for a piccolo with cookies and cream…. we gave her nothing.

Find it strange when people ask for a strong coffee then add 5 sugars

Another time, some guy asked for something similar to a latte… we gave him a latte!

 7. Why do coffee and friends go so well together?

Simon: Coffee is a social drink, coffee goes well with everything, with people and with food!

It’s a nice thing to have with everything and anything (maybe not seafood or steak though)

To simply share a coffee with someone is nice 🙂

8. What makes a good coffee and why do people come to your café?

Simon: I have passion and love what I do!

I choose high grade beans which have consistent roasting.

The beans are imported from lots of different countries and they are blended here in the lab. We offer 6-8 different coffees to suit everyone and offer a unique coffee experience.

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The ‘Joker’ coffee blend is a combination of beans from 5 different countries including Ethiopia and Indonesia!

My favourite coffee I’ve ever had was last week at a coffee convention in Melbourne and it tasted like mango!

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The Reformatory Caffeine Lab is apart of Gillie and Marcs Love a Friend project and they have a beautiful signed limited edition print… they’re excited to get their hands on a Lost dog now!IMG_7050.JPG_effected_small-1IMG_7032.JPG_effected_small-1Make sure you pop in for a coffee and watch some toons!

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Dogman and Rabbitgirl visit Grandmas Little Bakery in Alexandria, Sydney.

Known for their beautiful home made meals and sweet treats, pop into Grandma’s Little Bakery in Alexandria, Sydney!

Dana and the team at Grandma’s Little Bakery are apart of our ‘Love a Friend’ project which is promoting the value of friendship and encouraging a more loving society.

Dogman and Rabbitgirl enjoyed their $2.50 takeaway revolutionary coffee and love the recipes from Grandmas! You’ll be amazed at the huge range of home made biscuits, pastries, cakes, pies, gelato, chocolate, and sweets baked freshly at their Alexandria cafe. After you enjoy your home made delicious meal you can take another frozen meal home for dinner! For a one of a kind homely experience, Grandmas Little Bakery is the place to go.

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Located: 42 O’ Riordan Street, Corner 21 Collins Street, The Alex building, Alexandria NSW 2015.

Grandmas Little Bakery also located at Collector : 5796 Federal highway, Collector, NSW 2581 (On the Federal h’way, 2km after Collector, on the right when travelling North (towards Sydney) or 24km’s past Goulburn, on the left when heading south (towards Canberra).

W : www.grandmasbakery.com.au

Grandmas Little Bakery Alexandria (02 9690 0069) :

F : www.facebook.com/GrandmasLittleBakeryAlexandria

Grandmas Little Bakery Collector (02 4848 0240) :

F : www.facebook.com/GrandmasLittleBakeryCollector

I : instagram.com/grandmaslittlebakery

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(GLB also own two Lost Dogs!)

Q & A with owner of Grandmas Little Bakery Dana:

1. Who are your three best friends?

Dana: My Husband, daughter and Jude – the three Musketeers!

2. How many coffees do you drink a day? Do you have them alone or with a friend?

Dana: I actually drink tea but I have one a day and choose the best – our Grandmas coffee!

 3. If you could have a coffee with anyone in the world who would it be?

Dana: Ellen Degeneres – she’s great, and it would be fun!

4. Where’s the most memorable place you’ve ever had a coffee?

Dana: First time we had a coffee from new the coffee machine at the Collector at the farm. It was was the start of the new adventure for us!

5. Have you ever had a coffee with a dog or rabbit before?

Milo and Ossie the dogs on the farm. Whenever you drink coffee at the farm, they’re always around keeping us company!

6. Who is the most interesting person who has come into the café and had a coffee?

Dogman and Rabbit girl for sure.

7. Why do coffee and friends go so well together?

Dana: It’s just such a great way to stretch the time and enjoy each others company. Company and coffee at just the right temperature is just perfect for friendship.

8. What makes a good coffee and why do people come to your café?

Dana: Firstly because of the amazing good quality coffee and we are a part of a ‘coffee revolution’ making coffee an easy $2.50 for takeaway! When people come to Grandmas Little Bakery for the first time and everytime, they get the whole package! The freshness of home made and unique goodies, quality coffee, fresh home style cooking, great baristas and service. It is a homely place to come to – it’s unique and the cooking and service comes from the heart. Grandmas Little Bakery is also extremely affordable for the quality they provide and its unique concept. Dips, jams, biscuits, pastries, gelato, sweets and treats, home made frozen meals to take home are just a few things you will find at Grandmas Little Bakery. Everything is made fresh here in our kitchen and bakery. We welcome everyone to come and say hi here in Alexandria or at our other home in Collector, NSW.

If you want to help spread the love and own your own Gillie and Marc signed limited edition print, please get in touch with us at studio@gillieandmarc.com or pop into the gallery at Unit 16, 77 Bourke Road, Alexandria, NSW 2015.

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