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November 25th, 2007
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A Sparrow at Fidel's




Fidel's Café, Cuba St, Wellington. I can recommend the brioche, but the long blacks are on the short side. I have to remember to order hot water on the side.
(Their website is annoying.)

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From:sarahdotcom
Date:November 25th, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
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I like Fidel's. Who needs water with their caffeine anyway? Wish we had that style of cafe here... I haven't found a good place to go for breakfast yet!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:November 25th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
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When I order a long black I want a long black, not a short one. A short black is over far too quickly.
I thought there were a couple of kiwi-style cafes open in London now?
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From:sarahdotcom
Date:November 25th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)
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There's Flat White but they don't do much in the way of food. They do a good iced chocolate though!
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From:wcg
Date:November 25th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
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So what is a 'long black' in this context? A large cup of black coffee?
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From:dianavilliers
Date:November 25th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Yep. I think this is a purely Kiwi thing.
Short black = a shot of espresso.
Long black = shot of espresso topped up with hot water. My usual preference.
Flat white = Cafe latte = 1 part espresso to 2 parts steamed milk, without excessive froth.
From:siliconshaman
Date:November 25th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
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You can tell a lot about a culture by what sort of coffee shop is prevalent...

Now I really want to move to NZ!!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:November 25th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Maybe I'll do a café series. Fidel's, Midnight Espresso, Espressoholic, Katipo Café, The Chocolate Fish (if it hasn't shut down yet), The Bach. I'm sure there are more.

Not all in one day though. I really don't need to be that wired.
From:siliconshaman
Date:November 25th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I don't think that much caffeine would be good for camera shake! but it sounds like a darn good idea...
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