Heidelberg heights is a fair distance from where I live, but Crate Specialty Coffee makes it a worthwhile trip. This small 15 seater cafe opened earlier this year, and sits is a quiet residential street, just opposite a housing estate currently in development.
The fit out features a blue and white theme, with recycled railway sleepers, and diamond-shaped wall planters.
Coffee is sourced from Dukes Coffee Roasters, and MAKER Fine Coffee, with rotating single origin beans for espresso and filter. They also have a selection of fairtrade tea from New Zealand’s Ritual Tea Company.
The food menu is simple, offering the much-loved Smashed Avo and haloumi topped with Meredith goats cheese on toasted sourdough, Bacon and egg ciabatta rolls; classic toasties; and the breakfast burrito with egg, chorizo, guacamole, black beans, and quinoa.
In my cup?
The Kenyan Rutuma, which is a washed SL28 & SL34 varietals grown at multiple farms at around 1800 meters above sea level. In fact, the average annual production from the Rutuma Co-op is about 4500 tonnes of coffee cherry per year. My long black had sweet blackcurrant notes, with grapefruit acidity.
Crate Specialty Coffee
67 Haig Street
Heidelberg Heights VIC 3081