Australian cafes may be going crazy over the latest brewing gadgets and ever more inventive caffeinated concoctions but some of the country's best-known chefs are turning to a decidedly simpler method of serving coffee: pod machines.

A handful of venues have recently begun using Nespresso capsule machines as part of their coffee service, including The Age Good Food Guide one chef's hat-rated Cecconi's in Melbourne and Sydney's Buon Ricordo, as well as Merivale's Papi Chulo in Manly.

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