Coffee in Dunlop/Charnwood area?

dazzab 2 January 2011 35

Anyone have any favourite places to hang out and have a cuppa in Charnwood area?

Only place I’ve been able to find is McDonald’s and I’ve decided one of my new year’s resolutions will be not to buy anything from them this year in protest of the horrendous service. They don’t seen to care about anything other than their drive through and customers can wait 15mins before being served if there’s more than two orders at once. Having done that job as a youngster myself, albeit in the US, I just stand there in awe as they ignore customers.

So, do I have to plan my trips to Civic now or is there a place I haven’t thought of that would actually like to sell me their coffee rather than ignore me?

Maybe Jamison or Kippax?

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35 Responses to Coffee in Dunlop/Charnwood area?
jules_from_latham jules_from_latham 8:02 pm 13 Oct 11

I’m surprised that some people have recommended the coffee available in Kippax – my experience is that the coffee is truly awful. The location is not great either – you’re stuck inside in a noisy thoroughfare. I go to Ricardo’s at Jamison regularly – usually weekly – and you can sit outside (shaded or open air) and the coffee is good. I also prefer the shops and parking at Jammo to Kippax.

Thumper Thumper 3:26 pm 13 Oct 11

Re Kippax Tavern

Some believe this old ruin is haunted by the ghost of a hairy biker who drank himself to death after losing $100 on the dogs at Dapto. It is said his restless spirit once shuffled back and forth from the bar to the games room and that TAB tickets mysteriously disappeared.

People in the nearby suburbs often complain of loud, party like noises coming from the general area. Could this be proof of the ghost or maybe just noise coming from the club next door?

Given its history, one would suggest the former.

Keijidosha Keijidosha 3:22 pm 13 Oct 11

I have my suspicions that the old Kippax Tavern site is slated to become a pile of sardine cans apartments.

p1 p1 2:19 pm 13 Oct 11

OzChick said :

I heard that Hungry Jacks is going to built at the old Kippax Tavern site. Can someone confirm this?

I was in a small business at Kippax yesterday afternoon, and they seemed to think that McDonalds was interested in a store at the ol’ Kippax Tavern site. Smallish Maccas with a drive through. The business in question, not being the sort of place to get a lot of walk in customers, nor selling food, were not really worried about any impact other then on parking, but it got me interested enough to try and google it.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 4:05 pm 04 Jan 11

Get some instant coffee from Aldi – that stuff is like liquid gold.

Belles Belles 12:33 pm 04 Jan 11

Urban Roast in Belconnen (used to be Hansel and Gretel)

They are across from the police station and do wonderful coffe and great food and you always get good service because it is owner/operator.

Been going there for about 12 months now and would recommend it to be the best place in the Belconnen town centre.

OzChick OzChick 11:34 am 04 Jan 11

I heard that Hungry Jacks is going to built at the old Kippax Tavern site. Can someone confirm this?

Lefty Lefty 11:15 am 04 Jan 11

Movement commenced prior to Christmas – the land was cleared – but that’s it probably until they all return to work next week….

JC JC 9:04 pm 03 Jan 11

A KFC was mooted for the site next to Charnwood Macca’s as long as 6 or 7 years ago when the block was first fenced off and a shipping container placed on the site. Since then nothing has happened. It has been a while since I’ve been out that way, but are these posts saying that construction of something has actually started on the site, or is it the same, just a fenced off block of land?

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 5:49 pm 03 Jan 11

Chop – It’s not Kingley’s.. Infact, I had even temporarily forgotten they existed.

Chop71 Chop71 11:34 am 03 Jan 11

Quote “I know nothing of KFC going to Charnwood *shrugs*, but I do know (on very good authority) that a certain other chicken place will be going there in the near future.”

Seems to be a strangle business decision if it is K****slys considering Charnwood as they have a store in Kippax. KFC would make more sense considering their nearest store is Hawker. Oh well, Seems people have been eating their crap all over Canberra for years so good luck to them.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 9:03 am 03 Jan 11

Apologies Ladyofthelake – Mustn’t have had page scrolled properly when I re-read the post and missed the bottom line. Still, the rest of my comment stands, if you’re gonna go that far, why not go all the way. There’s plenty to choose from at the mall, taking up all the traffic zones from one end to the other….

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 1:08 am 03 Jan 11

I know nothing of KFC going to Charnwood *shrugs*, but I do know (on very good authority) that a certain other chicken place will be going there in the near future.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 11:33 pm 02 Jan 11

+1 Guru @ Jamison. Never had a bad cuppa there (almost weekly). If you have kiddies, takeaway and the playground on the south of the building is a great option too… I highly recommend the Coles there for shopping, too. Jamo beats Kippax any day (and both beat Charny shops).

screaming banshee screaming banshee 9:46 pm 02 Jan 11

There are plenty of reasons to give any mcdonalds a wide berth, you must have pretty useless tastebuds to draw the line at service.

As for Coffee Guru, I’ve given them plenty of last chances and they haven’t once, not once at all, served me a decent coffee. In saying that I haven’t been to the one at jamieson but I won’t be trying it courtesy of the brand’s reputation. Yay franchises!

midlife midlife 7:47 pm 02 Jan 11

I hear the coffee at the takeaway is to die for.

PBO PBO 7:47 pm 02 Jan 11

Oh no! I just got a flash of the future, trendy boganista’s drinking laaaahtayz in the Chunlop CBD.

JustThinking JustThinking 7:40 pm 02 Jan 11

Stuff it,,,,drive in to KTBees Kitchen near Spotlight at Qbn and get yourself a good feed..

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 6:29 pm 02 Jan 11

Gungahlin Maccas is the same at practically ignoring walk-in customers. I think it is actually a policy of Maccas to serve drive-though in Xminutes or they have to give them a free burger.

dazzab dazzab 5:26 pm 02 Jan 11

“Would you like fries with your whine?”

Why yes, I would. But good luck getting them at Charny McDonald’s without a long wait. And even then they will probably give you something else by mistake.

Seriously, go get a cuppa there some day and just sit down and watch. You’ll be amazed at how many times they ask every customer to repeat their order, how disorganised they are and how many customers (both from the drive up and the front counter) come back to complain about their order. Most of the time one person will be at the front counter taking orders and putting them together by themselves no matter how long the queue becomes.

The management there clearly need to lift their game.

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