Buddy Espresso

Buddy Espresso

When best friends Eugene Coghlan, Alastair Hall, Marc Nanfro, and Jared Bryan decided to open their second café, the idea was to create an intimate, relaxed space that focused on bringing quality coffee to the local community. “Buddy Espresso’s main offering is the coffee. We’re a very beverage-focused café. We offer Toby’s Estate’s Brunswick as our house blend and rotate their single origins for our filter coffee,” Eugene says.
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Time Place

Time & Place

There’s always a time and place for good coffee, and that’s what Leor Haimes aimed to provide when he opened his second café in Bentleigh East in January.  “It’s really bringing that side of Bentleigh together and we’ve already got so many regulars,” Leor says. “It’s quite amazing to see how quickly a café in the middle of nowhere – we’re the first in the area to be doing what we’re doing – can grow and bring people together.”
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The Hungry Fox Café

The Hungry Fox Café

The Melbourne suburb of Essendon is known for its proud football club, Melbourne’s first international airport, and one of the most talked about supermarkets in town, LaManna.  Just as conversations in Melbourne celebrate coffee, when it comes to groceries, LaManna is top of mind as a “destination” for its quality food, custom cakes, and the “deliberate chaos” it creates on the weekend. 
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Commonplace Coffee Brewers

Commonplace Coffee Brewers

At Commonplace Coffee Brewers in the Melbourne CBD, Owner Nicholas Ma says the customer experience comes first. “We try to add value and give back to the community rather than only focusing on business and making a lot of money,” Nick says. “Even in our name, we wanted to create a ‘common place’ that was welcoming and grounded, not too pretentious.
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Saluministi

Saluministi

With two hole-in-the-wall stores in the CBD and a larger venue in the Docklands, Saluministi brings an authentic Italian experience to Melbourne. Visitors to the cafés can expect rich Italian-roasted
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Good Food Collective

The Good Food Collective

Chris Henry and his business partners Nev Juric and Ross Wilson each had 20 to 30 years of experience working in the hospitality industry as chefs before opening The Good Food Collective. It is through Ross’s prior café experience that the men became acquainted with the café’s roaster Mocopan Coffee. “It’s a very easy company to deal with,” Chris says. “Mocopan provides a fresh product, roasted regularly, and great customer service.”
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Wishbone

Wishbone

Elsternwick café Wishbone is very much a personal extension of Owner Alisa Barnes. Though not indicative of the café’s Japanese inspired menu, Alisa says Wishbone’s name encapsulates what she wants the café to be.
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Veneziano Coffee Roasters Richmond

Before even stepping inside Veneziano Coffee Roasters’ new café, those familiar with the roasting headquarters would recognise significant changes: a six-metre floor-to-ceiling window carved into the walls, and the brand’s iconic wings symbol inviting passersby to step inside the huge River Street Richmond building and explore. From the moment you open the door, the café layout takes you on a journey. Upon entry, Veneziano’s roastery is in full view with workers operating the large Diedrich roaster. Continue walking and see the roasting and green coffee buying teams tasting new roasts in the cupping room. Look to the right, and an interactive micro-roastery delivers small batches of roasted coffee. Look overhead, and you’ll see Veneziano’s barista training studio. It’s at this point the large café space greets you straight ahead. 
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Intermezzo Café

Using Grinders Coffee Roasters and the Rancilio Classe 9 coffee machine, Intermezzo Café serves customers Grinders’ Organic medium roast, single origins, and decaf beans. 
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Eating Station

  Both qualified chefs, Brad and Kylie Delacey have spent decades in the hospitality game.  Joining the industry in their teenage years, it has become a lifelong passion. They opened Eating Station in May 2016 in the suburb of Ravenhall in Melbourne’s outer west. This is the couple’s fourth café in the area, and they have gained a loyal following, with many of their customers happily following them over to their latest business venture.
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