Fieldwork Coffee (formerly coffee-roasting collective Bureaux) is a micro-roastery with a less-is-more philosophy. The coffee menu is divided into three sections. Classic offers your standard black and white coffees. Filter features brews made to order using a zero-bypass brewer from Australian brand Tricolate. And the Modern section highlights extraction methods, including the Japanese-style iced coffee (where hot drip coffee is brewed directly onto ice), and other coffee drinking including a cardamom and rose water coffee spritz.

A small selection of pastries such as croissants and morning buns from All Are Welcome are on offer, but usually sell out during the morning rush.

The less-is-more mentality is reflected in the space designed by architect Ying-Lan Dan, with seamless integration between the roastery and the cafe. A floating bar serves as the small shop’s central focal point, and visitors can see the team using the Probat drum roaster at the back of the cafe.

Co-owner Tim Williams started making coffee at the Bratwurst Shop in the Queen Vic Market in 2001. When Mark Dundon, – a Melbourne coffee scene legend – offered him a job at Ray’s Cafe in Brunswick, he went for it and hasn’t looked back since.

He worked for Youtube coffee authority James Hoffmann in London; Intelligentsia Coffee in Los Angeles; and boutique shop Cafe Kitsune in Paris. When Williams returned to Melbourne in 2015, he launched coffee incubator Bureaux Collective, and founded Fieldwork Coffee in 2022.

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Updated: May 29th, 2024

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