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Harvest - Halls gap

I am a bit suspicious of myself when reviewing coffee shops in long time holiday destinations, not sure if its the quality of the coffee or simply the destination that makes it taste good. Does that even matter?

I feel in safe hands here though as Im not the only one to have found this little gem. Harvest Halls Gap is a cafe, a provedore and an accommodation business that focuses in on local produce. It is tucked away out the back of the town so needs a bit of looking to find it, being away from the tourist heavy village area.

Perhaps that is part of the appeal, a quick stroll through the village centre and you will find a great variety of the expected tourist provisions. If you are after souvenirs, ice-cream, lollies, food etc then you are in luck and we often frequent the area for a look see. But if its coffee you want the village area is 'ok' but it's out the back where the quality lies.

As you approach harvest its screams 'quality coffee location', a cottage feel that opens up to a rustic, warm and inviting surround that blends in to the Halls Gap vibe of bush walks, open fire places, picnics and fresh produce. The coffee is made with care and experience not teens and robots, and has a unique flavour that can be matched with cakes or locally sourced treats. In winter it is by the fire place and in spring it is alfresco with the wildflowers and wild life.

When you are a fair trip away from the hustle and bustle, taking in all the nature Halls Gap has to offer, this little sanctuary makes sure us coffee lovers don't have to go without all of the creature comforts.

Waterfalls, pinnacle walk, nature trails and Harvest ... thats a tick from me, oh and follow it up with either quality Indian at Spirit of Punjab or do yourself a real treat and hit up The Views restaurant.

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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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