West End Espresso
Brothers Jake and Luke Bonning opened the well-considered cafe, West End Espresso, in a small former hair salon. It all started when Luke was in Jannali and wondered why it was so hard to get coffee in such a populated area. After investigating, the brothers found out that some commuters park at nearby Sutherland just so they can get a coffee for their morning train ride.”
As the ex-barista at Ham in Cronulla and White Horse Coffee, Jake knows coffee. The brothers’ auntie bakes the sweets, the bread is from Cronulla’s Thoroughbred Bakery, tea is by Ovvio Organics and the creamy coffee is from White Horse.
It’s simple food done well here. The menu is seasonal with several breakfast options and sourdough sandwiches for lunch. The Breaky Roll, with ham off the bone, soft-boiled egg, provolone and onion marmalade, is popular, though you’ll do well with a fresh, generous portion of anything off this concise menu.
The furniture was custom made for West End by bespoke woodworker Aaron Hitchcock, and the furnishings are mostly reclaimed. The result is a cosy, inviting space that reflects the family's love for the local community.