“Charlie and I have been friends since Year 5 at primary school back in Perth,” Dimitri Limberopoulos says, “We’d always played around with the idea of starting a business together.”
After failed attempts at dog walking and moonshine production in their teens, the two came around to the idea of starting a cafe during their time at university in Melbourne.
“We were adamant about specialising in coffee. Doing one thing, and doing it well,” Limberopoulos says.
The result is Coffee Nomad, a cafe run entirely from the back of a moke parked in Melbourne University’s Tin Alley, which opened in February.
After a successful first year of business they’ve decided to take the moke on the road and make the trip down to Barwon Heads.
“We love Barwon. It’s a modest coastal town with a great vibe,” Hammond says, “Making coffees and catching waves down the coast for the summer is a dream come true.”
Between surfs, the pair is pumping out their personal Tanzanian and Costa Rican blend from a pop-up in front of Kiitos Living by Design. There’s a batch brew, plus iced coffees for hot summer days.
If you need any more incentive to hit the surf coast, Nomad’s pals Doughboys Doughnuts will be heading down to visit on Sundays, bringing doughnuts with them, of course.
Coffee Nomad’s summer pop-up runs until January 30.
Coffee Nomad Barwon Heads
Front of 5–7 Bridge Road,