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coffee at falls

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by emkae, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. emkae

    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    we are heading up to falls in the vic school holidays

    what are the best options for coffee on the mountain - we want to be able to easily ski to/from wherever

    what are the alternatives to just going to cloud 9....THANKS !
     
  2. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    There is a new cafe at the top of Wombats that was open on the weekend, pretty average coffee out of a machine but it fixed my caffine needs and I was happy enough sitting out the front watching the world go by. Cost $3.80 so not to bad for an on the snow Al Pal effort.

    Dickie Knees has been refurbished (well I hear they are frantically finnishing the works and thats always a good spot to stop.

    In town the Gateway cafe is a favourite of mine at the base of Gully. Easy ski down inter once thats open for coffee there.
     
  3. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    best coffee? absolutely no question: Huski.

    Not really located for grabbing a quick one between runs, but it is the best.

    If you like really rich hot chocolate, try Huski's.

    Convenient on-slope/near slope high quality coffee - doesn't exist.

    (I confess to being a coffee snob. I'd rather go without than drink something that isn't really good)
     
  4. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    I should open a Gloria Jeans at Falls Creek where Cafe Max is now, would be rich I recon.
     
  5. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    What's happening with the Frying Pan this year. Is it still part of th Alpal monopoly?
     
  6. andrew7

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    Gateway coffee is good as long as you can ski down inter, and second the call for Huski- great coffee and atmosphere
     
  7. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    Yep stil an Al Pal property, can't blame him really he has a lot of staff and staff accommodation is a real issue in Falls Creek. As more new and refurbished properties appear the older ones will most likely become staff accommodation to fill this void.
     
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  8. snaddict

    snaddict First Runs

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    Gloria Jeans at FC? God forbid, literally. I agree, Huski is by far the best coffee. GJ however donate 10% of their profits to Hillsong Church and don't openly declare it. I have an issue with companies that donate profits to a chosen religion without disclosing it in their literature in store so the consumer knows.
     
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    Doogie First Runs

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    Cafe Milsch (I think it is at Huski Lodge) has the best Hot Choc and coffee by far. Also best place to stop for lunch. Whilst not on the major slopes you can easily ski to and from it and often they have a sausage sizzle out the front. Food here certainly beats the grease and oil change you get else where, not to mention avoiding the rat race.
     
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  10. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Milch is at Fruehaf. The Produce Store is at Huski. When Ory's trail has cover, it is easy to get to Milch. I think Huski outdoes Milch for coffee, but Milch would be 2nd choice. +1 is a hot choc fiend and prefers Huski too.
     
  11. Doogie

    Doogie First Runs

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    Oops, my mistake, all the names tend to blur into one after a while.
     
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  12. freckles

    freckles First Runs

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    Hey everyone. It won't help during the day, but in the afternoons I do great coffee at Feathertop. 4:30 onwards. We just got the machine this year, because it is soooo important to provide good coffee when you are running a restaurant. I'd rather go without than drink (and pay for) crap too.