Engine Room Espresso


outdoor area
open early

Engine Room Espresso is what happened when three coffee-loving firefighters opened their own cafe. With prior cafe experience, the guys knew what they wanted their own place to be: a friendly walk-in selling good coffee and basic eats. The trio has regular staff helping out, but also work the coffee machine themselves between shifts fighting fires.

Choose from the house blend coffee or the single-origin bean of the month, produced by WA boutique roastery, Pound. The food includes authentic bagels from The Holy Bagel Co., pumpkin bread, organic crumpets and takeaway breakfast cups in the fridge, if you want your granola or muesli on the run.

If you want to stay awhile, you could do worse than hang out here and enjoy the passing pedestrians on Fitzgerald Street. Inside there’s some casual seating and newspapers, and quirky decor touches, including a rusted metal stag head keeping an eye on things.

Chairs and tables are available in a rear laneway for those keen to catch some air.