The Hudsons Road shopping strip is buzzing with life, and the latest café to join this ever growing hub of Spotswood is 85 Espresso. Stephanie Matar (owner of 85 Espresso) has taken a rundown space, and revitalised it with warm timber furnishings, and a modern rustic feel that’s punctuated by the wrought iron gates at the front entrance.
The white Nuova Simonelli Black Eagle with matching Mythos One grinders take pride of place on the black tiled coffee bar, and that’s where Ibby spends most of his days perfecting his coffee.
From the Shiraz like nuances of the Panama Gesha, the strawberry jam flavours of the natural Ethiopian gesha 1931 varietal lot 51, to the sweet nectarine tones and passionfruit acidity of the lot 72 Gesha 1931 varietal natural; you will be left feeling as though a rainbow of flavours had cascaded across my palate.
Our current house blend: Bond St is made up of a fruit driven Ethiopian Womburta natural from the Guji region, and a washed Colombian San Fernando that’s grown at high altitude. This blend is as smooth as silk, and has a sweetness which tastes as though it is infused with honey.
In the kitchen, we're serving Sticky Black Rice served with coconut yoghurt, passionfruit and fresh mango; Ricotta Waffles topped with poached rhubarb and drizzled with maple syrup; Cauliflower and Cheddar Croquettes; and the gluten free Quinoa fritters served with cumin yoghurt and a lime & mint salad. We also have a selection of toasted sandwiches filled with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean inspired ingredients like roasted beetroot hummus, labne, whipped feta, and slow cooked lamb with quince paste.
For those who enjoy a fresh pastry out of the oven, we have an assortment of hearty pies, quiches, and savoury muffins all served with house made relish.
85 Hudsons Rd,
Spotswood VIC 3015
Monday 5.30am to 3pm
Tuesday 5.30am to 3pm
Wednesday 5.30am to 3pm
Thursday 5.30am to 3pm
Friday 5.30am to 3pm
Saturday 7am to 3pm
Sunday 8am to 3pm
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