Even if you’re not particularly swept up in the new wave of specialty tea or coffee, wandering into Assembly might inspire you to simply step back and appreciate the sheer amount of care and effort that goes into that one small cup.
Housed within a contemporary, gallery-like space, the Carlton store specialises in rare blends of tea, filter coffee and beautifully crafted brewing equipment sourced from across the globe.
With takeaway cups a common sight across town, duo Chrissie Trabucco and Ollie Mackay opened Assembly with the intent of encouraging Melbourne’s coffee and tea drinkers to take on the challenge of brewing at home.
While the pair – also behind Lowlands in Thornbury – aims to replicate the perfect steaming cup at home, they also invite customers to sit down and enjoy the relaxed, minimalist environment, with an in-store coffee or tea of the day.
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