Caffetteria Allpress

Monday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Tuesday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Wednesday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Thursday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Friday7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

SaturdayClosed.

SundayClosed.

8 Drake Street, Freemans Bay

09-369 5842

On Drake Street lies Caffetteria Allpress, a café feeding the neighbourhood with coffee and classic high-quality breakfast and lunch fare. The Caffetteria is an institution in the Victoria Park Market area and also houses the Allpress offices, roastery and barista training facilities.

Coffee is the most important item on the Caffetteria’s menu, and it is some of the freshest in town. On the wall behind the counter, metal chutes carry coffee beans of different origin and flavour directly from the roastery upstairs. These chute tops sit in Michael Allpress’ office; meaning before your coffee is made, it literally gets seen by the founder of the company upstairs. Each chute only holds a limited weight of beans of varying origins, so every day the coffee is fresh as ever.

The food comes second with a somewhat traditional and simple menu, but it is done well using top-quality, locally-sourced produce. It’s comforting and clever, and in a city swarming with rich, fusion , you can’t really fault the simplicity and honesty of their menu. Boiled eggs and fresh cheese on wholegrain toast and Italian style sandwiches stuffed with the likes of relish and beef, piled high in the cabinet, and the sweets; muffins and scrolls are covered in sticky cinnamon to fix your sweet tooth cravings.

Words by Nic Brookland & Photography by Josh Griggs

8 Drake Street, Freemans Bay

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