Welcome back to the Top Ten Team… School is back so Tuesday’s are our time to track down great coffee shops on the Gold Coast! I know that I have put an interesting photo up to represent this coffee shop, but in the end this is where all coffee goes and this particular toilet is becoming iconic 🙂
I have decided that this year we are going to do it a bit different and score the cafe’s and or restaurants. I decided that this would be a good idea, because you all have a different experience with what you order. The Team will give you a some scores out of 10 for the following:-
Drinks – It is drinks because Sim often has a hot chocolate or fresh juice, or other special beverage on the menu. Tanya generally has a half strength Muggachino and I normally have cold drip filtered, piccolo or espresso, depending what is on offer. So you really do get the best of all worlds with this team. Me – the real thing, Tan – coffee that anyone will drink and Sim – alternatives to coffee!
Food – This can range from a little something to have with coffee or a full breakfast, but we will always let you know what we ordered, so you can decide for yourself, depending on what we score.
Service – This is a no brainer really… be friendly, get our order right, be attentive, but not too much and you can’t go wrong!
Atmosphere – Now this is really important, you can have great coffee and food, but if it isn’t a nice place to sit and have a chat, are you really going to go back and spend money… you are more likely to get a takeaway!
So here we go, Tribeca NYC is a swanky new cafe/restaurant/bar recently opened at 58 Thomas Drive on Chevron Island. After we ordered our drinks and food, I had a chat with Shannon, one of the owners, (his brother Brandon and mother Carolyn co own with Shannon) and he was full of enthusiasm for this new project. He said that they looked around and decided what they liked and didn’t like about many cafe’s and they hope that they have got it right with Tribeca NYC.
I think they have done a fantastic job and are getting it very right. Tribeca NYC is open from 6:30am each day for coffee and breakfast with closing hours varying depending on the day. Tuesdays they are open for lunch and Wednesday through to Saturday they are open for lunch and dinner. They have a Cocktail hour with cheap drinks from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Shannon said that they want people to be able to come for a drink after work and maybe stay for a bite. Wednesday Night at 5:30pm is the start of Corona Club with $4.50 Corona’s $18 ribs, $18 steaks and $8 Tacos… That is something I would like to do very soon, in fact we are booking a girly night in a couple of weeks to check it out!
Anyway back to breakfast. It is the best piccolo coffee I have had on the Gold Coast… I think it might be their Dimintina coffee from Melbourne, but it just could be that they also have fantastic Batista’s that know what they are doing!
Tanya had her usually, half strength muggachino which she said was a great coffee, but could have been hotter (I think she was chatting too much before she had her first sip and it may have lost some of its heat), but really can you trust a person that drinks half strength coffee? LOL (sorry Tan I trust you). We sat and chatted for so long that she then went on to order a Chai Latte as well, which she said was delicious. The mug of coffee and chai latte only $4.60 each which is great value. If you are a regular, you can pre buy your coffees with a card, so then a regular coffee only works out at $2.50 or $3.00 for a large… That is such a great bargain and especially since the coffee is wonderful, it is even better. If I lived closer, I think I would drink a lot more coffee!
It was bit sad that Sim could not join us for our first cafe of the year, but she will be at the next one! So another friend Kaz had to step in and ordered this beautiful looking latte, which she said was a great coffee.
We ordered a few tasty treats, but discovered that they were a bit pricy compared to the very reasonable priced breakfast. I must admit though everything was presented so beautifully. Especially the cup cake, which Kaz said was a bit dry, but the icing was delicious.
The breakfast menu is exactly what you would need, I nearly tried the New York Breakfast bagel, but I’m off bread at the moment so it was the Paleo breakfast for me which was delicious and the only thing that would have made it better would be a big slice of bread, but 1. That wouldn’t make it Paleo and 2. Bread isn’t on my eating plan at the moment! It was served with an amazing tomato chutney that complemented everything.
The staff are friendly, efficient and genuine. The only thing that would make it better is if it wasn’t on the main rd of Chevron Island, but that makes it accessible, so you can’t have everything 🙂
So what is the Verdict… go for breakfast, stay for lunch too 🙂
If you go to Tribeca NYC because of this blog, put in a good word for me 🙂
What makes a good cafe? Would you go it the coffee was average, but everything else was good or is it the other way around? I would love to hear from you!
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This meal was independently paid for, but I received a free large coffee card after speaking with Shannon.
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