On my day off I went on a mission to find Low Down Espresso, the highly rated boutique coffee shop hidden in the Cloister Arcade in CBD. To tell the truth I’ve never been to Cloister Arcade in the past. So I was a little surprised when I stepped into it, I felt like I’ve travelled back to the 90’s. The furnishing of the wall, floors and also old style lunch bars all emitting this old retro energy. Nothing against the 90’s, but I guess this is one part of the Perth CBD that hasn’t caught up with the rapid change yet. And as you travel to the St George Tce direction then you will see newer outlet like Sumo Salad, then a crowed of people standing in front this tiny little shop. Then I knew I’ve found it - Low Down Espresso.
I ordered my usual - skinny latte. there were lots of people waiting around for their morning coffee. I settled in the corner enjoying my new French baking book. But it didn’t take long before they brought me my coffee. It was surly a great coffee for little cost of $3. They used my my fav Fiori beans. The coffee was lovely I’m pretty happy with it. (sorry no coffee expert, there are two levels in my coffee grading system - ‘nice’ and ‘not nice’.) They also have other usual bits and pieces like muesli, toasts etc. And muffins! How can any cafe not have muffins in the morning!
They also have this barista man with a lovely cheeky smile, who kept on looking at me with my camera. It would be good to get some feedback from restaurant staff/owners on their opinion towards food blogger. Are they any nuisance/disruption to work? I’m very self conscious with my camera in any restaurant particular if it’s their peak hours! Yet at the same time I would love to take good shot of places I’ve been..
Low Down Espresso
Shop 16A, Cloister Square Hay Street