Brother and Sister team, Andrew and Lyn, thought it was time someone opened an espresso bar in Brighton East. Since Lyn was originally producing her ‘Big Shot’ Cold Pressed Juice in the back section of this Hawthorn Road venue, it seemed fitting to turn the shopfront into an Espresso bar. They’ve since stopped producing juice, and focus solely on coffee, to get the juices flowing in locals.
Named after their niece’s favourite teddy bear, Lottie is as pretty as its namesake. The sun drenched communal table it adorned with bright yellow flowers, and the room has had a fresh lick paint. The two toned pale green and white walls serve as an idea backdrop to the pale timber furnishings, and glossy white tiles. It’s obvious that Lotties style reflects Lynn and Andrews personality, who have designed the welcoming space with great attention to detail.
There’s no kitchen, but lots of classic cafe options perfect for those on the go, like cheese and tomato toasties; as well as bagels, sandwiches, and rice paper rolls. They also have a selection of sweets, and today the cabinet was filled with Scrolls from Sydney’s much loved Oregano Bakery.
Coffee is by Allpress, and their Supremo blend has a bold body, with sweet cocoa notes on the finish.
622 Hawthorn Rd
Brighton East VIC 3187