I worked in the Moorabbin area for almost a decade, so I’m well aware of the lack of cafes within this industrial area. While the area is known for its ample cabinetmakers, car care centres, timber and hardware suppliers, and even the major cigarette company in Phillip Morris; it’s never been a suburb I associate with coffee. Hence my daily visits to surrounding suburbs like Glenhuntly, Gardenvale, and Carnegie for a decent espresso. Which brings me to Sana, a cabinet maker by trade, who has also operates a clothing manufacturing company with his wife in Moorabbin. After a stint as a barista, Sana realised the industrial area of Moorabbin was in dire need a quality specialty coffee, without neglecting the tradie style food offerings. Sana saw this as an opening into the café industry, and considering he had the room to fashion such a venue (pardon the pun!), ‘Tailored Coffee’ was born.
The name is a reflection of the family’s background in fashion design, as well as Sana’s aim to tailor a space that’s not your usual dine in café, but is a reliable source of the calibre of coffee you’d expect to find in inner Melbourne. Sana designed the space himself, and constructed it usually materials such as marble and timber from local suppliers. The walls have had a fresh lick of paint, and gloss tiles line the kitchen area. Banquettes are upholstered in fresh green fabric that matches the ACME coffee cups, and the European Oak window bar is lined with Scandinavian style timber stools. He’s spared no expenses, and brought in a 3 group Slayer machine, and Versalab M3 grinder, both of which ensure the true essence of the beans are extracted. Coffee is sourced from Coffee Supreme, with both a blend and rotating single origin beans. The South Blend, which is based on South American beans, presented a smooth espresso, with choc malt notes.
Food options range from the beloved Steak Sanga; Pastries and cakes; Bagels from New York Bagels; and Baguettes from Laurent with fillings such as roast pork.
6 Nellbern Road
Moorabbin VIC 3189