Omar & the Marvellous Coffee Bird

Omar & the Marvellous Coffee Bird Article Lead - narrow
Omar & the Marvellous Coffee Bird Article Lead - narrow 

124 Gardenvale Road Gardenvale, Victoria 3185

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Opening hours Mon-Fri 6am-4pm,Sat-Sun 7am-4pm
Features Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 9596 4186

Serious coffee lovers will fall to their knees at this hardcore temple to the bean. A wild industrial fitout of metal and wood, forklifts and ladders, and gleaming, churning roasters lends magic, while baristas and waitstaff will talk you through your coffee choice. An Ethiopian Sidamo pourover ($5, espresso $3.50) is feather-light and floral. There's a compact food menu of quality cafe classics, and a bright courtyard. But, really, it's all about the bean. The big roaster in the corner of Omar's industrial-chic cafe space turns out Omar's house blend, as well as a range of single origins with beans sourced by owner Andy Gelman. Try one through the Clever Dripper ($5).