Core Roasters, Brunswick East

MELBOURNE | Core Roasters is a new Brunswick East coffee roaster, focusing not just on fantastic coffee, but also a food offering that different than the usual Melbourne roastery.

It’s owned by partners in business and in life, Michael Allen (ex-Small Batch) and Dani Sunario, and housed inside a small warehouse just off Nicolson Street. To one side, is a long, custom-built coffee bar, and on the other, a shelf filled with beans, coffee equipment, and other foodstuffs made on site, for home. In the middle, it’s a few seats and small tables, and to the rear, the roasting equipment.

Coffee is sourced globally from ethically responsible growers and importer, with a focus on those using environmentally responsible practices. There’s a wide range of brewing options available, spanning filter to espresso, and black to white, using the milk of your choice.

If it’s some thing other than coffee you’re after, there’s things a toasted coconut and gula melaka topped kaya latte, lightly sparkling, fruit-infused teas, and hot/iced chocolate made using cacao beans that have been roasted on-site.

Former teacher and self-taught baker, Dani, focuses on flavours that she loves when creating pastries and other delicious baked things. Often tapping into her South East Asian heritage, you can expect things like kaya toast, char sui pork tarts, and vegan mushroom rendang pies. It’s all very good. A fridge full of ferments signals even more interesting things to come.

Along with coffee beans and equipment for home, you can also buy jars of many of Dani’s products. Things like kaya, chilli oil, and marmalade. I’m a particular fan of the kaya, which is much richer and smoother than that you find at the supermarket.

Core Roasters

14 Barkly Street
Brunswick East
Victoria 3057

Telephone: n/a
E-mail: [email protected]

Tue – Fri: 7:00am to 3:00pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00am to 3:00pm



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