Review: Gramercy Espresso & Eats
Gabbi Briner | On 03, May 2014
“Tucked in the laneway entrance of the Wintergarden, Gramercy is a breath of fresh air.”
This description, taken from Gramercy’s website, is a precise account of the coffee shop and eatery that is Gramercy.Crisp, green and clean, GramercyÂ is more than another trendy caffeine pitstop.
Although I am a fervent hater of clichÃ©s, I feel Gramercy embodies the saying “the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little extra.”Â At Gramercy, they go the extra mile to make your experience that bit more cushy. For example, they make their almond milk and they bake all of their tantalising treats in-houseÂ .
Their beans and milk are also super special, sourcing their beans down south from boutique roasting house Reuben Hills and their milk is from Cooloola Valley, just up the road in Gympie.
Gramercy don’t just stop at espresso coffee. They have dusted off the old Moccamaster, brewing you coffee just like your mama used to make. If you’re American or you just like your caffeine black and bold, you must try their $3 filter coffee!
Now, the food. Cheap eaters and unique menu seekers, get excited. Gramercy delivers that little bit extra – nuts in the fruit toast, house made preserves, a grazing plate and brioche to name a few special facets of the menu. I chose the smashed avocado on toast with parsley and labneh (it was almost better than my mum’s!). As expected, the avocado was fresh, the labneh was smooth and salty, and the lemon added a sassy zing.
For a breath of fresh air, head down to the extraordinary Gramercy in the Wintergarden. Snap up a loyalty card, a quality espresso and a cheap, fulfilling eat.