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'Magic' coffee order makes its way from Melbourne cafe scene to become popular in Newcastle

Jim Kellar
By Jim Kellar
Updated May 30 2022 - 2:33am, first published May 28 2022 - 9:00pm
Growing in popularity: Xtraction Espresso barista and owner Kenn Blackman sips on a magic coffee. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

It began innocently enough. I was having breakfast in Melbourne, at A Minor Place cafe on Albion Street in Brunswick East. First order of the day: coffee. My breakfast partner - my daughter Rachel - quietly ordered something I'd never heard of. Her usual order is a piccolo, mine a latte. But on this day, she ordered a magic. Now, months later, I realise I am not the first to discover this Melbourne "secret".

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Jim Kellar

Jim Kellar

Weekender Editor

Jim Kellar is editor of the Newcastle Herald's Weekender magazine. He has been a journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1997, covering culture, art, food and music.