‘Simple, yet significant and always intentional’. These are the six words which grace the entrance of Ascot Vale’s No 19 and resonate all through its area. For house owners, Domenic and Diana Caruso (St Rose, Pinkie), the quantity 19 is all these issues, as it was their age once they first met and is the date their son was born too. It’s additionally the road tackle of their iconic Essendon café, St Rose. Finally, in case you are one to consider in Angel Numbers, seeing the No 19 additionally signifies you’re about to embark on a brand new and thrilling journey. Wowsers, what higher solution to stroll by way of a door!
The very first thing that strikes you upon getting into No 19 is the stainless design and sense of area. The group from Biasol nailed it right here and consequently this venue has been nominated for a lot of a design award. Once the influence of ‘I just walked into heaven’ subsides a little, you begin to absorb a number of the easy, considerate particulars scattered all through the café which contribute to its relaxed sense of sophistication. Teal tiles body the concrete service counter: Nice. Street lamp lighting strains the rear of the venue: Classy. Warm brass touches are thoughtfully spaced all through, so that every one cleverly ties again into the café’s emblem: Well performed. All of that is bathed in an ocean of pure mild which streams by way of the portals within the ceiling onto a custom-painted white and brass Synesso MVP Hydra. Cue the singing angels now please …
Everyone has a favorite place to perch to observe the motion of their café of selection. For coffee people, that place is usually the Brew Bar. There is one thing immensely satisfying about sitting close to a group of professional baristas throughout service, watching them calmly push out dozens of coffees utilizing an immaculate workflow. You know your brew is in protected palms. The workforce at No 19 have made this simpler with the set up of a Marco SP9 Twin. The automated pour over brewer permits the barista to organize a scrumptious batch of filtered coffee simply, whereas nonetheless partaking with patrons on the opposite aspect of the bar. The buyer is then free to benefit from the hypnotic stream of precision scorching water effervescent by means of the highest of the SP9’s clear reservoir over freshly floor specialty goodness. This successfully signifies that the workflow isn’t interrupted when a pour over docket turns up in the midst of service. Hallelujah! The SP9 may also be used to brew pots of tea, which in flip removes the necessity to use the espresso machine which may then proceed firing at full strain. Winner! Meanwhile on the grinders, a intelligent use of scales and a number of rotating coffee dosing cups means the baristas will not be ready for his or her coffee to grind while getting ready their espresso. The dose is able to go once they want it. No valuable time or coffee is wasted. Seriously, it’s the best seat within the house. What a present.
With a lot consideration given to the format of the venue and the superb workflow within the coffee bar, you might be assured that this thoughtfulness continues when it involves the remainder of the menu. Dishes are a mixture of basic breakfast and lunch choices, all given the thought-about No 19 twist. Signature gadgets such because the Breakfast Ramen in a smoked ham hock broth or the pancakes with peanut butter parfait and dulce de leche are merely must-haves. No 19 can also be very household pleasant, and as such, there are many meals choices out there for even the littlest of champions.
Open 7 days every week.
214 Union Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
Mon – Fri: 7am – 4pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 4pm
(03) 9372 8777
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