The Search for Australias Best Cafe

 cafe-awards-header2-fixedWhat makes a great cafe? Perhaps it’s the fantastic food, a lively atmosphere, or a barista who makes coffee just the way you like it. Delicious magazine’s Cafe Awards search is on to find Australia’s favourite.

Now in its third year, the delicious. Cafe Awards celebrate Australia’s vibrant cafe scene, from boutique coffee roasters and artisan bakers to relaxed beachside eateries and family-run institutions.

“Cafes are such an essential part of the Australian lifestyle, and the thousands of votes that came flooding in for the 2008 awards showed just how passionate everyone is about their favourite cafe,” says delicious. editor Kylie Walker.

delicious. asks readers to nominate their favourite foodie haunt by visiting:  and writing a short review on their top pick.

Winning cafes
The winning cafe will be announced in the February 2010 issue of delicious, with an exclusive recipe feature, plus a round-up of stand-out cafes in each state.

Last year, Melbourne took out the top prize, with Generic Viagra Alphington cafe APTE named Australia’s favourite.

APTE was closely followed by cafes around the country, including A Bite To Eat, A Drink As Well in
the ACT and Bertoni Casalinga in NSW (both for the second year running), Watertank Cafe in the Northern Territory, Queensland’s Gunshop Cafe, South Australia’s Taylor Blend, Villino Espresso in Tasmania, and Boucla in Western Australia.

Reader prizes
Plus, this year’s best review and 20 runners-up will share in $10,000 worth of prizes. The winning review will receive a trip for two to Wellington, New Zealand’s cafe capital, flying Air New Zealand and staying five nights in the city centre. Runners-up will each win a tea and coffee pack, including quality products from Bodum and Madame Flavour, valued at more than $400.

Cafe owners can request a specially designed Cafe Awards kit to display to customers by contacting Tobi Cornwell on (02) 8062 2452.

All the information can be found in the September 2009 issue of delicious.

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