The Nest Espresso Bar and Kitchen

The Nest Espresso Bar and Kitchen

The Nest Espresso Bar and Kitchen Owner Nicole Griffiths describes the café as a place where names are known, stories are shared, and where customers get to try Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters’ Woolloomooloo coffee blend.

“I knew what I wanted in a coffee blend, and when our friends recommended Toby’s Estate, I knew I’d found what I was looking for. I resonated with their story and their vision, and they make one tasty brew,” Nicole says.

“We also feature an exciting selection of Toby’s Estate’s single origin filter coffees. We brew a fresh batch brew each day for customers to discover and enjoy.”

Whether customers are grabbing a takeaway coffee from the window or want to enjoy the fresh air in outdoor seating, Nicole says there are plenty of menu options to pair with a morning coffee.

“We offer all the Aussie classics like the smashed avocado, breakfast burger, and granola bowl, but our most popular menu items are our toasted sandwiches. We have all the ham, cheese, and tomato variations as well as a delicious vegan mushroom toasted sandwich that’s quite popular,” she says.

“We also offer a French toast brioche with lemon curd, mascarpone, raspberry coulis, fresh berries, toasted coconut, white chocolate shavings and maple syrup on the side. It’s a bit special.”

In February 2022, Nicole decided to try her hand in the hospitality industry and completely refurbished a book-binding business into a new café with the help of her husband, John Griffiths.

“It was a super fun process but also quite challenging, having no experience in the hospitality industry. But we have friends around us who helped get us on our feet. We couldn’t have done it without them,” Nicole says.

Featuring black walls, turquoise fish scale tiles are a pop of colour behind the cash register, while cosy couches add to the calming ambience for a quiet place to read a book by a local author or catch up with a friend.

“As new business owners, we are keen to support local, new entrepreneurs and anything to do with being creative,” Nicole says. “Customers will see works from local artists on our walls and novels from local authors on display.”

The Nest Espresso Bar and Kitchen

77 George Street, Thebarton, South Australia, 5031

Open Monday to Friday 7am — 2pm, weekends 8am — 2pm

This article appears in the April 2023 edition of BeanScene. Subscribe HERE.

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