The first cafe to be opened by the Padre Coffee operation (since responsible for The League of Honest Coffee, Padre Coffee South Melbourne Market and Padre Coffee Queen Victoria Market), The Brunswick East Project is the headquarters of Padre Coffee, the top-level boutique roaster, sourcing green coffee from up to 30 different estates all over the coffee-growing world. On any given day the cafe typically has at least one single origin on offer, as well as the house blend.
Spending time in Brunswick East Project almost forces you to engage with what you’re drinking. How can you not, when you’re surrounded by all sorts of shiny coffee-related gadgets and sacks upon sacks of green beans? This is not a bad thing – the guys at Brunswick East Project actively encourage you to ask questions about what’s in your cup, where it comes from and how it’s made. Want to find out more? Sign up for one of their barista courses. Coffee and a little bit of education is the order of the day here.