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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Lava Carts, Westfield Belconnen

By Sophia Carlini - 14 February 2015 1

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This weekend I stumbled across Lava Carts in Westfield Belconnen, located in the fresh food area on the ground floor. What caught my eye were the beautiful looking cupcakes in the display cabinet – where were these last week for our Best of Canberra Cupcakes taste off?!

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I introduced myself to founder and director Simon, who started Lava Carts in 2014 as a single mobile coffee van at the Mackay Hospital. He was the only coffee vendor on site and his business quickly grew into franchises across the country. I’m a really big fan of the little guy winning; I find stories like Simon’s so inspiring.

My toastie and coffee came out together,  and they both smelled wonderful. I took a sip of my coffee and was so pleased. Too often when I order coffee it’s served at a lukewarm temperature, I personally enjoy my coffee hot. I didn’t even ask Simon for a hot coffee but he delivered and it was great! His barista certainly makes a great cup of coffee.

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The toasties are delicious by the way, with a good pinch of pepper and salt. So yummy! But be careful, they’re hot!!

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Simon really wants people to be able to get something quick and easy that is homey, which is why the Lava Carts cupcakes are sourced locally from a home business. It’s also all very good value with toasties from $3 and Pastizzi’s for $1 with any coffee purchase – I’ll just buy them all thanks!

So if you’re in Belconnen Westfield, I highly recommend you check out Lava Carts.

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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Lava Carts, Westfield Belconnen
fairywren 9:13 pm 12 Mar 15

My friend and I had coffee and cake a couple of weeks ago at Lava Carts, after I read this review. I ordered a flat white and a chocolate cupcake, and my friend ordered a long black and a rocky road cake in a jar. My flat white was excellent, and my cupcake was rich and moist, with plenty of icing. I tried my friend’s long black and although I’m not usually a fan of that style of coffee, I thought it was delicious, with a good ratio of coffee to water. Her rocky road cake was also very good. I really enjoyed Lava Carts and would recommend it to everyone.

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