Eltham is home to a new brew bar from a couple with specialty coffee cred. Craftwork Roasting Co has been in the neighbourhood since September 2020, but last month Caleb and Rebecca Heaney welcomed their first customers into the space.
Between them, the pair have experience roasting at Seven Seeds and running the CBD cafe A Little Bird Told Me, which they closed in 2015 to establish Craftwork.
In August, they unveiled a cafe in the front portion of a 1960s-era warehouse in Eltham's Peel Street. The cafe and retail space has windows looking into the roasting and production area.
Rebecca applied her design background to the 20-seater, giving it a minimal mid-century feel.
Customers can browse brewing equipment, ceramic cups and Craftwork beans while they wait for their takeaway coffee, after a walk along the nearby Diamond Creek Trail.
There are nine choices across espresso and filter at any one time, including six single origins, sourced through select merchants who work ethically and sustainably with coffee producers.
"This genuinely impacts the economic status of those farmers," says Caleb. "By building long-term relationships it provides them with income security and also enables us to have a consistent offering year on year."
Rebecca is baking pastries each day, such as almond croissants and fruit danishes, which join baguettes and Pie Thief pies on the food front.
Open Mon-Fri 7am-2pm, Sat 8am-1pm.
1/27 Peel Street, Eltham, craftworkroasting.com.au