Breville has rebranded their Cafe Venezia Espresso Machine to the Compact Café. The product remains otherwise the same.
If I could rate it a "0", I would. Complete piece of junk.
Spits coffee and hot water out of the group head. Tried what everyone else has done but still a horrible experience. Also, it's not worth the trouble making coffee as it's the messiest machine I've ever owned. I absolutely hate this machine.
Good coffee machine at good price from Big W
Having been an avid coffee drinker for 10 years and being a barista I can fully vouch for this product. I am not one to write reviews often I had to for this. I bought this the other day for myself. I am very particular about my coffee, machiattos in particular I can honestly say this product produces a smooth tasting coffee that brings me delight.
Though I suggest you do not buy coffee from the supermarket but from a bean supplier. As I don't have a grinder at the moment I suggest that the grind not be too fine as like powder but that of semi ...
Awesome little machine
Excellent machine for a great cup of coffee. Consistent quality of coffee. Easy to use. Heats up quickly and great frother. Made of solid stainless steel. Fits perfectly on bench for smaller sized kitchen.
Works great and coffe is nice
Purchased 2 years ago and still working great. Awesome value for money the only thing i don’t like is it is a bit loud when making coffee. For me this is nice and compact and the coffee tastes great.would recommend to the coffee conisour that’s on a tight budget! 10/10 thanks
Stylish and compact on the bench and good quality coffee
This is a very nice coffee machine to use at home, it sits nice and compact on the kitchen bench top and makes good quality coffee every time. The coffee has good crema nd is just he right temperature, not too hot or too cold. The machine is also very easy to keep clean and it is nice to use in general, I would recommend it!
Makes really good coffee for a small machine
Easy too use and makes good coffee for a small machine - good price too - bought on line with my flybuy points after recommendation from a friend - she had bought one only a few months before and was very happy with the machine. We use stronger coffee to get a more robust flavour.
Very good Basic
This is a very good basic coffee maker. Get a single walled basket for the porafilter so you can make better coffee. This machine is as good as some of Brevilles more expensive machines. As long as the one you get has the Italian pump.
I purchased mine a while ago not sure if they still use an Italian pump
So far so good
I bought this one for my husband when it is on sale (after my brother gave a good review about the higher end one). It can make strong coffee (that I really like), however it is quite noisy. Anyway, we enjoy our coffee every morning. It is just good enough for its value. Recommend!
Use every day - often many times!
This is a real "friend of the family" and get used all day by various people. It's very simple to operate and makes delicious coffee. I prefer its minimalist design and I like the silver finish. If I get the pressure just right and have decent coffee available, I can rival the local cafe with this! Good coffee machine and definitely recommended
Makes great coffees
This is probably my favorite machine in the house! It was a winner from day one and REALLY makes great coffees, looks good too all in silver. I like how the interface is very minimalist - not too many options to complicate matters. It does one thing basically (extract coffee shots) but it does it extremely well. I alway get a nice crema on top. Very worthy machine.
Good coffee machine if you are on a budget
This is a good value coffee machine, it's not fancy however for the price it's great.
It has a large water tank, a handy cleaning tool that clips into the machine for storage and you can use a coffee mug if you want. This is my third coffee machine and I'm happy with this.
The big thing to remember is that you get what you pay for and while this isn't a Rolls Royce machine, it is great value for the price.
Water leakage from poor design. .
Out makes reasonable coffee and it's easy to use. But the water problems are terminal. This was not a fault with the machine just terrible design which warrants a recall in my opinion. After using each time it discharges quite a quantity of hot water into the drop tray. It discharges with such force that the water jumps the rim and goes both under the drop tray and onto your benchtop, our backwards into the machine and underneath the electrics. Very poor.
Love it and the coffee
Purchased mine from Costco and used it heavily over the last few months- perfect coffee. So far a great purchase and seems like a quality machine. Would buy again for sure. Worked out it will pay for itself in one year now I don't buy coffee from baristas. Even take it in the car when going on holidays.
Best coffee at home
Coming from the capsules it is a big change
Use to be we were just drinking the coffe and now we are enjoying it
It takes a little practice but well worth it to try
It makes a fantastic tasting very mouthwatering coffee.
We love it at home with our new coffee machine
Good medium sized machine
We are coffee lovers and we got this partially on reviews we read here. We wanted a smallish machine that still delivered good results (not pods) and we feel this is a good match. I can get a decent extraction and am happy with the results. Controls are very simple so there not much to go wring and it looks nice too!
Daily Dose Of Cafeinne
I fall out of bed and have my coffee half made before I am even really awake. I use this machine every single morning and I find it simple, efficient and very reliable. I like its clean ergonomic design and simple controls. It put out decent pressure which mean good coffee. I am happy with this choice.
Looks Good Coffee Decent
This is a nice looking machine that looks great in our kitchen with its silver finish. I would rate its coffee making abilities as high average. It does a decent extraction but I am always left feeling a little more pressure would get more from the beans. Its OK for pre ground supermarket coffee but probably not up to your local cafe standard. Its good for the price
Perfect little sized coffee machine
So nice to have a coffee machine at home that doesn't cost a lot and makes great coffee. A friend also has one and recommended it to me and I would now so the same. Cost me less than $200 which left change in my pocket for a nice grinder!
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Questions & Answers
I'd like to purchase Breville BES 250 "Compact Cafe" .
Can I buy online and have it delivered within NSW.
Please supply link for on-line purchase of above.
How do you open the tool storage
Where I find the serial number and batch code so I can register my Breville BES250
Sorry that I don't know, I've got the manual and receipt, which is where you register your machine, via their website...as it says on your manual.
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