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Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: Satis, Watson Shops

By Samara Gentle 27 September 2014 0

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My highlight of the week is getting to try out a new breakfast spot! This week I headed north to Satis in Watson. Before going to any new cafe I try to check them out online to see whether they have a webpage or Facebook page.

Satis have a Facebook page that isn’t overly active, maybe one or two posts a month of their cake fridge, and their About section, boasting wholesome eats and fair trade coffee, so I was intrigued!

I really wanted to love Satis, really. The décor is right up my alley, they have a lovely warm front area bathed in sunlight and very welcoming. Unfortunately a few things let them down.

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Firstly, no eftpos. I don’t understand how there are still cafes and restaurants that don’t accept eftpos in this digital age. So I had to go to the only ATM, which charged me $2.80 to make a withdrawal.

Cash in hand I ordered my breakfast and coffee, the breakfast menu isn’t huge, there’s about 8 items. I chose poached eggs on toast with bacon and a large flat white to wash it all down.

My coffee came almost immediately and my food about 20 minutes after that, which I thought was a long time considering they were not at all busy. The coffee was good, the right temperature and creamy yet strong in flavour.

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The service wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. None of the staff were particularly friendly; they just managed the bare minimum, nothing memorable.

The dish itself was really good, eggs poached perfectly, bacon cooked well and bread was pretty tasty as well. I wasn’t a fan of the tin dish/bowl it was served it. It was a pain to try cut into the bread because of the curved up edges, but the plate suited the décor so it’s a toss up.

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All in all it was an OK experience, I wouldn’t rush back, but if you’re a conscious eater and want somewhere with organic coffee, vegetarian and vegan options it’s worth a try.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Satis

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