Cartwheel Café and Roastery is the vision of Alex Bitsios-Esposito. Having started work in the family coffee shop at the age of eight, Alex developed a passion for coffee and spent the next 15 years or so, learning, studying and working in different elements of the coffee trade to develop his making, tasting, training and roasting practice. Joining with his wife, Becci and a team of excellent chefs and baristas, Cartwheel draws on their combined passions for great coffee, great food and great hospitality.
We believe that everyone should get to experience great coffee! We know where our beans come from and we select them carefully to ensure they are not only ethically produced, but are grown, harvested and processed in ways that ensure the highest quality. We roast our own coffee, as the more control we have, the better the chance of producing a great cup.
At the bar, our baristas are knowledgeable and passionate about coffee excellence. We are excited to be able to offer you a whole variety of beans to choose from, as well as brewing methods. Your coffee can take you to Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya (changeable depending on harvests!) and you can have a cappuccino or flat white, or you can ask your barista for the syphon, or a pour-over. And, if you can’t get enough of our coffee, you can buy a bag of beans to takeaway for home brewing.
We love food and believe it should satisfy both tummies and eyes. We recruited the help of Michelin trained chef, Rikku to help us create a menu that not only tastes amazing, but is great for the body and looks exciting to eat. Wherever possible we source our produce locally, many of which are organic and cater for a variety of dietary requirements.
For those wishing to take their time over the breakfast or lunch we have an extensive menu, such as smashed avocado on toast, eggs and smoked salmon, superfood salads, chorizo pan hash. We aim to delight you every time you eat with us.
And then there’s our takeaway options. Do you work in the city and need something quick; what about our bacon sandwich, or a croissant? Or perhaps you need lunch in a hurry; we have a range of salads and sandwiches to takeaway. It’s speedy, but we don’t scrimp on quality with beautiful breads and ingredients.
We’ve worked hard to create an ambiance of playful modernity, with a touch of the industrial! You can watch the world go by from our quirky window seat, or chill out at the back of the café in our cushioned high sofa area. Our staff are trained to bring you a friendly, laid back, full table service. You are equally welcome to come straight to the bar for takeaway, or simply to salivate over our cakes!
We aim to please, so come on by. Welcome to Cartwheel Café and Roastery.