Best barista found at sleepy seaside locale

Melbourne is renowned for being the coffee capital, so I’m spoilt for choice when I want my morning pick-me-up! Yet, every day I go to my local coffee haunt in the seaside town of Parkdale. “Why”, you ask. Well the answer is simple – no one makes coffee like Wael.

Coffee served with a smile

Wael, referred to by many as the Mayor of Parkdale, knows all his customers by name and coffee blend. And he often has your coffee ready to go before you walk in the door. Now that is service, especially when he serves over 500 customers every morning.

No wonder that Wael has been nominated for Piazza D’Oro’s Best Barista of the Year competition being held in Sydney on 26 November.

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Location is everything

As well as the great service, you can’t beat the location. Directly opposite the busy Parkdale station and close to major highways, the Station Stop Café is conveniently situated. It is so easy to grab your morning caffeine fix before you rush into your busy day.

PS - don’t forget those sticky treats!

I almost forgot to mention the tempting array of freshly baked cakes and biscuits begging to accompany you and your coffee. That is the other reason I love this coffee shop!

So next time you visit Melbourne remember to check out coffee shops away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Lizz - November's Guest Contributor

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For more great cafes in Melbourne check out:

http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Melbourne/Things-to-do/Food-and-wine/Cafes/Coffee