GB Espresso

Shop 2, 133-137 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
(03) 9573 1137 or

Andrea Brook opened GB Espresso in April 2013. The name pays tribute to a long heritage as the Grocery Bar in St Kilda.

“I was excited when The Grocery Bar came up for sale as it’s an ideal format for the business I plan to scale across several locations in Melbourne,” says Andrea. “Our focus is definitely coffee and great quality simple food. It’s in no way what you could call a commercial kitchen, so part of the challenge has been to write the menu around those limitations. As a result we have opted for a pared back European Italian style menu, with limited but best quality ingredients such as filled paninis using beautiful cheeses and smallgoods.”

Brook comes to St Kilda after selling the very successful Wild Organic Café in Elwood Village after 5 years. “Wild was established with a view to creating a fully organic business producing everything in house and did this successfully over many years. It became apparent to me after 5 years that it was time for me to look at a format that would enable a reproducible model.”

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