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The Purple Moose, Alexandria – Rating: 19/25

The Purple Moose

The Purple Moose

The Purple Moose seemed much smaller upon arrival in the rain than it did after.  This is mainly due to the fact that the interior only has room for a bench against the window with a few low, small tables and stools.  Once the clouds cleared though, the windows behind the bench were opened, people started to sit outside and I then discovered the row of tables in the alley around the corner!

Despite it’s small size, I can guarantee that you will feel welcome and at-home as soon as you enter.  Ordering and payment is all done at the counter but it’s not as though you have far to walk!

Large flat white

Large flat white

Flat white

Flat white

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Ethiopian single origin

Ethiopian single origin

Coffee Alchemy struts its stuff with cups of ridiculously good coffee ($3.50).  You can even buy bags of beans to use at home.  The single origin was excellent and I would order this next time as opposed to the house blend.
Baked beans jaffle

Baked beans jaffle

With such a small kitchen, TPM can be forgiven for their limited menu.  They offer jaffles ($6.50) with speed and efficiency though, all wrapped in melted cheesy goodness.  Ham, cheese & tomatoVegemite, avocado & cheesespaghetti & cheese or Nutella and hundreds & thousands!
Soft boiled eggs on toast

Soft boiled eggs on toast

Scrambled eggs on toast with sides

Scrambled eggs on toast with sides

For the eggs on toast ($9), you have the choice of scrambled or soft boiled.  The soft boiled eggs were slightly on the cool side but they thanks to a sprinkling of dukkah and hot toast with melting butter, everything combined well.  Overall, nicely presented with fresh ingredients and good seasoning.
Cinnamon cronut

Cinnamon cronut

Glazed cronut

Glazed cronut

The cronuts ($5) are available with cinnamon or glazed toppings and simply melted in our mouths.  The insides were airy and soft as a croissant should be but with the doughnut exterior that we all know and love.
Street art

Street art

Taking the time to get to know your customers is one of the most important elements of a successful breakfast spot.  The Purple Moose has this covered!  Whether you’re on the run or staying for an indulgent hot or cold beverage, I was pleasantly surprised by TPM.

Taste: StarStarStarStarhalf
PresentationStarStarStar
Service: StarStarStarStarStarhalf
Atmosphere: StarStarStarStar
Value: StarStarStarStar

Overall Rating: 19/25

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Moose/279425015507433
Address: 446 Botany Road, Alexandria, 2015
Payment Options: Credit card, EFTPOS, cash

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