332 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North, VIC, 3068
Head north, away from the perennially hip Brunswick Street strip, and you’ll bump into a decidedly less self-conscious quarter near what was once the Aberdeen Hotel. In an old shop-front on the corner is Growers Espresso, a cafe that acts as a retail outlet for Eureka Coffee, representing predominantly Australian coffee growers from northern NSW and northern Queensland.
The proprietors wear their heart on their sleeve, with Fairtrade and Direct Trade varieties on offer, and on any given day you’ll find special blends or single estate brews.
The beans are roasted onsite and the espresso is a lovely, earthy choc-fruit affair, full of plum and cherry notes, with good, toffee viscosity. Enjoy your brew in the small, naturally light, welcoming space, or take it on the run as the Number 112 tram flits by. Light snacks like toasted sandwiches and biscuits are also available from the counter, but the pervading mood is one of passion for the coffee. You can’t ask for much more than that.
+613 9486 1888
mon – sat: 8am – 3pm sunday closed