This is the reason for visiting Dose Espresso in Willoughby, for the coffee.
The people at Dose roast their own coffee, and it’s obvious they care about it.
Oh, and you can also buy light meals / snack, too.
It’s been good to see more eating places open up in the Willoughby area over the last year or so. Dose is just a small coffee shop at the back of a small strip of shops. It seems to always be full, so many times I’ve resorted to getting coffee to take away, just so I could have a strong coffee.
The array of coffee paraphernalia along the end wall is facinating, and tempting!
The cafe overlooks a tiny car park, which on this occasion held the Dose van!
The photo quality of this menu is not so good, but hopefully it’s good enough for you to get an idea of what’s on the menu. As they don’t have a kitchen, all of the food is prepared off premises, ready made, so just needs to be heated or toasted.
Here’s the vegie sandwich, with roasted capsicum, grilled eggplant, grilled zucchini, tasty cheese and pesto on toasted quinoa and soya sourdough:
And the poached chicken breast sandwich, with garlic mayo, celery, walnut, tasty cheese and rocket on toasted quinoa and soya sourdough:
What they call the “bacon and egg roll” is not really a roll, but a bread like focaccia, toasted, with two free range eggs, eye bacon, tomato relish and hollandaise sauce. The tomato relish helps lift it above being an ordinary egg and bacon combo.
They always have a selection of cakes and breads, such as banana bread. One time I had a scroll with banana and maple syrup which was wonderfully decadent!
And then there’s the coffee. When I know a place has good coffee I order it black so I can fully taste it. Dose varies the beans they offer in the cafe, which is a good way of trying them, before ordering the beans to take home.
Dose does a very good cold-drip brewed coffee, served in a glass more like a brandy-glass in shape, with a big chunk of ice. Whenever I’ve had it there, I’m always amazed at how fine, like a fine wine, it is, yet with full flavour.
I’ve been to Dose Espresso countless times, and will continue to return for the coffee, often having something to nibble with it. I just wish their premises were bigger so I could be sure of always finding a spot to linger. If there isn’t room, I’ll take the coffee to the park just a few blocks away, enjoying people-watching there.
Here are the details about Dose Espresso at time of posting. Please check their web site for more current details.
|Address||Shop 6, 191 High St, Willoughby, NSW|
|Phone||(02) 9967 2552|
Where is your favourite place with good coffee?