18 March 2014
Green Latte In Wembley seemed to have a foolproof plan to appeal to rich Western suburbs types. This basic suburban café is self-proclaimed as environmentally friendly and seems to promise organic food. We visited on late Saturday morning to use an online breakfast coupon (but the normal menu prices are included in this review).
We had since trouble redeeming our coupon and were warned against dining that day, so I reckon this new little café received more customers than it expected. Unfortunately the wait times were not understated and we waited a full 45mins for our food and also our drinks.
Big breakfast ($15)
Our meals took so long to come that I could have easily driven to the shops, bought the ingredients, and cooked it myself by the time our food finally arrived. The baked beans were clearly microwaved from a tin, the tomato was undercooked, and the eggs well-cooked but served completely unseasoned. Fail!
Flat white ($4)
The coffee and tea arrived with our meals, which meant we were idling the time away reading the local rag. Fortunately, the coffee was decent enough.
Green tea ($4)
The green tea was just pale green warm water, with barely any flavour. Either the barista is reusing teabags or it was brewed for less than a minute! Sigh.. just relieved it was included in our breakfast deal.
A scan of the menu revealed that the full breakfast cost more than ordering a cheaper meal and adding items on as ‘extras’. Service was a little disappointing and we weren’t offered water while we waited for our food and drinks to arrive. Green Latte has a clever concept but terrible execution. I wouldn’t recommend it even for a basic brekkie spot. This kind of food and services belongs only in roadhouses.
Likes: decent coffee
Dislikes: long wait, below average food, rubbish green tea
Value for money: you’re better off buying groceries and cooking yourself
Overall: would not return or recommend this café
341 Cambridge St
0434 264 228