There’s a collection of small black-and-white prints on the wall of Blackbox Brewers, one featuring a quote from David Letterman: “If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever”.
Blackbox Brewers opened in June 2016 in the shell of a Subiaco gift shop – chosen for its perfect takeaway window – which the owners transformed in just two weeks.
Milk coffees feature Blacklist’s punchy, award-winning Forte blend. Single origins and batch brews are also available.
The commitment to a high-level coffee experience extends to matcha and other teas. The matcha powder is shipped directly from a Kyoto farm, offering a guarantee of freshness not available from a wholesaler. The tea selection, from London-based merchants Joe’s Tea Co and Tea Studio, is intentionally traditional for those who prefer a cup of English breakfast or earl grey. Coffee beans, matcha and loose-leaf teas are available for purchase.
In keeping with the takeaway theme, the cafe’s food offerings – salads, sandwiches and cakes from Little Matcha Girl – are intended to be eaten on the run or back at your desk.