Founded by Steve Rowley and Matt Vero (the old owners of Coin Laundry) along with Cam Reid (the man behind Sydney bar Chingalings) and Hugh Hindle (who you might recognise from MoVida bakery), you’d be hard pressed to find a more welcoming place.
As with Coin Laundry, the cafe is approachable and created to fit the needs of local residents, workers and commuters. The menu is seasonal and created using high-quality, locally sourced products. There’s a focus on old classics with a modern twist, such as the egg and bacon roll created with house-made barbecue and tomato sauce and there’s also modern staples like zucchini and goats cheese fritters.
The key difference with Station Street Trading Co. is an emphasis on takeaway goods, to satisfy the hunger and thirst of the bustling nearby workers crowd. From cups of Allpress coffee (made on a La Marzocco strada machine) to daily special eats, there is plenty on hand for those on the run, without having to compromise on quality.
The venue itself is the ultimate for sun-dappled days as it’s positioning opposite Port Melbourne’s Smith Reserve ensures the light is forever in its favour. Customers are invited to dine inside or alfresco, with cosy interior seating and a plethora of seats wrapped around its exterior on offer. Alternatively, if the park across the street is calling your name, the boys have a range of made-to-order picnic baskets complete with coffee, OJ, main and sweet treat of your choice.