Kollector Cars and Coffee
Greeting you at the entrance to Kollector Cars and Coffee is a restored, ochre-coloured 1970 VW 1600 Fastback. Owner Neil Burmester says the cars may not be everyone’s cup of tea but they’ll likely enjoy a cup of coffee.
The unusual combination of car dealership and coffee shop opened in Leichhardt a month ago. Burmerster and his father-in-law Robert began buying and selling vintage cars a few years ago, and this is their first permanent space. They wanted to provide a place where people could browse at their leisure.
The cars are fixed up by specialist mechanics before arriving at the store and joining the collection. So far the pair has sold cars ranging from a 1981 Toyota Corolla to a 2005 Maserati Spyder. The large, white warehouse space provides a minimalist backdrop for the car collection.
Single O is the bean of choice, and its single origins and batch blends are rotated each month.
The menu is simple, with sweets sourced from within Leichhardt, and toasted sandwiches changed every few weeks.
A number of products are also on sale within the space, from a waterless car wash to Bare Bones wallets and t-shirts.