Luke Shilling rocks a sharp-looking beard and an even sharper sense of humour. But he’s the sort of good-natured barista who doesn’t mind making you an iced mocha – he’ll even flash you a smile as he sprinkles some chocolate into a bottle of cold press.

At his cafe, Ltd Espresso + Brew bar, coffee does most of the talking, save for a small menu of toast and sweets. Shilling rotates his Cleanskin Coffee Co beans constantly; on any given day, three different types of beans are showcased in limited numbers – hence the name of the establishment.

Each option is selected to suit a particular serving style: white, black or filter. Perhaps you’ll end up with a full-bodied Kenya Sasini espresso made using the La Marzocco Strada, or a V60 pour over from Mt Top Estate or Santa Teresa.

While you wait, admire the Dalek murals that decorate the narrow space – coffee is Shilling’s main love, but he also has a soft spot for Dr Who.

Updated: April 26th, 2022

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