Get Ya Fix at 1/471 William St
I first heard about Get Ya Fix when they promoted the $1 coffee card (100 for 100) which was a really good promotional idea. Then I followed their journey on FB & IG until they officially opened their doors on Saturday the 26th of September (woohoo)!
I was so happy to see the premise that I only saw from the Facebook posts and it was exciting to see how the owners (Kevin & Aaron) support locals artists, especially when I saw some of Oh.Skii’s pretty pots and The Birds Nest Co’s kokenests on display. I held one pot and wanted so badly to take it home if not for the watchful eye of my husband… *sigh*
One of the Facebook comments on Get Ya Fix’s page mentioned about the hot reaper jaffle and with my love of chili, I really wanted to sample it! Hubby thought it might not be a good idea to try on the Reaper. The reaper is the king of chili, a hybrid between the ghost pepper and red habanero. Kevin mentioned that a full dose might be too hot as he was reminiscing about 3 previous souls who dared to try it before. Stories of many running noses, hot ears and men brought to tears was both nerve racking and exciting at the same time. We inhaled the good smell of the chili from the jar and after what seemed like an hour of contemplation in front of the counter, I decided to go for it, however Kevin suggested a half dose of the Reaper.
The jaffle came with pickles and corn chips on the side. With great caution, we took the plunge and took our first bite of the crunchy jaffle. We could taste that it was quite fiery especially when mixed together with melted cheese. We've developed quite a tolerance to chili over the years and to our surprise it wasn't as unbearable as we had initially thought. We finished the jaffle and were very satisfied. Please do note that for those who aren't so accustomed to chili, we could tell that this was indeed hot.
Doughnuts were also on sale at the front counter. I got Glazed and Confused’s pink lemonade donuts for takeaway which I should have concealed better but it was so good that I shared it with 4 other people.
I wasn’t an avid cyclist; truthfully the only two bicycles that I ever rode were the static and tandem bikes. I remembered when I asked Captain Walker’s Bicycles about adult training wheels and was so happy that they have an option to install it on some of their cute bicycles. As the convo about bicycles continue on, Get Ya Fix stocks some fixies & accessories from State Bicycle Co. at their William St shop.
The premise was very airy and bright with some cool stencil arts on the wall, it was a suitable place to hang out as well. As for coffee, they use the 5senses Dark Horse blend in conjunction with Espresso Lo Surdo (local Bayswater micro coffee roaster). We loved the simplicity of the place and it had a very chilled out environment. Keen to come and hubby was especially keen to do the full reaper challenge next time, I'll be sure to take some before and after photos.