“I want something that’ll wake me up, and then f*ck me up!”
That was the brief given to a London bartender in the early 80s, and our drinking dreams were changed forever when the espresso martini was born. After a long week slogging it at the office or whenever we’re in need of a second wind before a big night out, a silky espresso martini is our absolute go-to cocktail. Yours, too? Well, you better sit down for this folks, ‘cause the Gold Coast is about to gain its very own martini bar dedicated to all things coffee.
Say what?! Yep, Crafted Coffee Co. is currently making final preparations to open its sparkling new venue in The Kitchens next week which includes an in-house roastery turned espresso martini bar on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. We. Can’t. Even. Deal…
With four espresso martinis and six coffee-inspired cocktails on the list, we’ve got our eyes on caffeinated martinis like the Dark and Stormy with Kraken spiced rum or the XOX made with Café Patron. Or, The Steve, a sexy number with Ketel One Vodka, Frangelico, Crafted Coffee Co. espresso, salted caramel syrup, and Violet Crumble. Finally, a place that loves coffee and booze just as much as we do!
And if that doesn’t have you buzzing enough, Crafted Coffee Co. is sourcing and roasting their own beans onsite, with coffee infused in almost everything on the sweet and savoury food menu too. Showcasing our fave bean’s wickedly delicious versatility, for brunch you can order ricotta hotcakes or French toast drizzled with maple or Crafted coffee syrup, banana bread with coffee and cinnamon butter, gourmet salads topped with coffee-crusted chicken, coffee macrons, their own chocolate range, and there’s even a bloody affogato menu with nine options. O.M.G.
What is one of the biggest foodie projects to ever land on our doorstep, The Kitchens in Robina Town Centre will swing open the doors this Thursday, November 3. We reckon you’d best be ordering an espresso martini or three to celebrate.
Where: The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina
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