We don't have any pictures of this café yet.
Review Date: 2nd May 2006 @ 11:51am
Alan [http://halfpie.net]: While Mr Reasonable wolfs his beef roll, I shall pontificate on Rise, the cafe of today.
Initial impressions were not that good: a coldly cavernous space; concrete floor; a bit dark and cold and lacking in ambience.
Coffee's not too bad though, and it arrived reasonably promptly, as did our rolls. I won't do a detailed description: that's up to Mr Reasonable. However, I thought my latte was a little bland to my taste, although well-constructed.
Over to Mr Reasonable....
MrR: Agree with Alan, it is cold and a bit unwelcoming. Coffee arrived in 5 minutes and 32 seconds (order time was 11:50am, pre lunchtime rush) and looked good. Initial taste was reasonable. Not fantastic though and a little short of some establishments about town. Beef roll was good and the bill, at $10.50, for roll and Latte was OK.
Second taste of coffee as expected - a perfectly good cup, nice mix of top and body, no aftertaste and very smoothe if not a bit weak. I could've ordered an extra shot and will know to do that next time.
The cafe is sparse, nice artwork but it is cold which means that we are going to eat, post and leave......
7 1/2 overall.
The connection to CafeNet at this location is FAST, much faster than I expected and faster than other portals I've used. Response times are as quick as my home connection through iHug at 2.5mbps and it is a pleasure to surf here. Sending a large photo file took way less than 1 minute. Impressive stuff. Cold though, damn cold.
Full review here: http://whisperinginferno.blogspot.com/2006/05/rise-cafe.html