Food Docket

Food Docket is a journey into my gastronomy life in and around Sydney. I am not a food critique; I just enjoy good food. Armed with just a simple camera phone, eating out is my way of appreciating the unique cultural culinary flavors and incorporating them into my passion for Malaysian-style cooking.
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Market Lane Coffee
Shop 13 Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Rd., South Yarra VIC 3141

First impressions

  • Located on the back entrance of the Prahran Market, Market Lane Coffee welcomed me with its modern and spacious boutique-style cafe.
  • Matt Perger, second runner up in the World Barista Championship 2011 held in Columbia, was formerly from Market Lane, before moving on to Axil Coffee Roasters recently.

What did I have and enjoyed

  • I started out with an skim flat white. I was so excited to be here that I forgot to check out the blend they were using on that day.
  • While I like my coffee to have a heavier body and a caramel mouth-feel, I have conceded searching for a cafe which serves taste notes I was used to here in Melbourne. Melbournians prefer their coffee with an acidic punch with a sweet finish towards the end.
  • I have not had a pour-over before, so I decided to try my first one here in Market Lane. I was very interested in the La Reforma (El Salvador), which on the menu, seemed to be close to what I was looking for, “caramel toffee sweetness, medium bodied, soft acidity with notes of cocoa and cinnamon”. Unfortunately, they ran out of the La Reforma that afternoon. The next option for me was the El Carmen (El Salvador). It is said to be heavy body with notes of milk chocolate and orange peel finish.
  • When the El Carmen pour-over¬†coffee arrived, I was presented with a little card, describing the El Carmen origins and tasting notes, which I thought was a very nice touch. The coffee, much to my surprise, is a little bolder than siphon, but lesser than a long black produced from a pressurized espresso machine. It had a pleasant after-taste and its flavors are very clean.
  • I was so relaxed here that I did not want to leave here that afternoon. Unfortunately, Chapel Street awaits.
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