Marwin has done it again. This is a stunning café, with some of the most amazing coffee available on the market. Admiral has 6 grinders filled with various single origin beans- most of which were geisha, cup of excellence, or ninety plus beans when I visited.
My Nekisse was spot on. When an espresso arrives with an aroma good enough to bottle and a smooth rich flavour, its very hard to avoid ordering a second. The consistency in quality is evident once the second cup is downed within minutes.
This cafe has a very familiar atmosphere – from the large clock adorning the main wall, to the artwork depicting Admiral Cheng Ho himself. The striking feature was the gorgeous copper piping feature along the brew bar, which allowed for the rustic feel we have all come to love at Monk’s headquarters.
The menu is as organic and nourishing as Monk Bodhi Dharma. Expect vegan options, with the added delectability. Staff at Admiral are like a family. I was greeted with smiles, and the team create a warm welcoming environment.
The only fault I can find is that it is not close enough to my house. Then again, Admiral Cheng Ho is worth travelling for.
Admiral Cheng Ho.
325 Johnston St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Owner: MARWIN SHAW
Roaster: MONK BODHI DHARMA