Volume 3, Issue 7, (Originally Published on Monday 22nd April)
Seven Seeds – 114 Berkeley St., Carlton.
A regular haunt for law students and legal academics alike, Seven Seeds is an absolute must-try if you’re new to the JD. Tucked away down an unassuming laneway opposite the law building, this converted warehouse café will win you over immediately with its electrifying buzz and atmospheric coffee aroma. The staff are extremely well versed in their coffee, and are happy to explain their speciality roasted blends and alternatives to espresso. Better yet, these guys LOVE their coffee. If they could they would drive it up to a secluded hilltop, set the mood with some wine and an 80s saxophone solo, and have their way with it.
One of the few downsides of Seven Seeds may indeed be its popularity. While roomed in a spacious converted warehouse, you’d be hard-pressed to actually find a table here. There are also often long queues to order, which can get really tedious if you’ve arrived for class a dishevelled, slightly disorientated mess and require a shot of caffeine to help you operate the MLS lifts. Arrive early to caffeinate before your 9 am, or just order a cup and enjoy in class. Many a student have I befriended because of my inexplicable lack of resistance to this saintly beverage, which they happen to be cradling.
SCORE: 4.5/5 coffee beans.