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  • Gary O'Brien

Cargo Restaurant/Cafe Docklands

Found myself in unfamiliar territory today at coffee time .. down at docklands Melbourne.

Its a bit quiet in the mornings down there and I wasn’t sure how it would play out until I saw a group come out of Cargo Restaurant and Cafe - .. with takeaways.. It was enough for me to give it a try, void of a visible alternative.

The place is right on the water so as a restaurant it is on point for location. Although as a morning vibe its more ‘nearby apartment residence breakfast spot’ than ‘give me my coffee you ’my local’ you. Still, sitting there waiting for my coffee I settled into a beachy hipster type vibe that became appealing. It’s a great view and the staff are totally into a coffee shop persona for the morning.

A few minutes of water staring, dreaming of boat trips, and out comes my coffee, what an unexpected cracker... bold with a lingering taste and a strength that gets the engine started in the morning ..

Thanks for the unexpected suprise. While not a location I expect to find myself coffee hunting regularly it is definitely a yes from me.

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Hey there, Im Gary, I took up coffee late..ish in life, at 30. I was sitting on a red eye flight from Perth to Melbourne, the coffee cart went past and the smell sucked me in. Yep, I was first seduced by Qantas coffee. 

I then got back to the home town of coffee drinking, Melbourne, found out what real coffee tastes like and became an instant coffee snob. Now I like sharing it with others, especially those new to coffee or new to Melbourne. 

This Blog has the ambition of sharing some of the ride. 

Oh and the 'Four' represents my wife and 3 kids :)

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