Seven Seeds; a name that pays homage to Baba Budan, and the seeds he smuggled out of Yemen in the 17th century by way of strapping them to his waist. The cafe / roastery is housed in a large converted warehouse, in the back streets of Carlton. They recently installed Marco Single serve precision brewers to their brew bar. The brewers allow the barista to pre-set the temperature, brew time, and volume of water.
I had the Kenyan Kigwandi, a washed lot from Nyeri County. As a filter brew, it had notes of red berries; and reminded me of raspberry jam as it cooled.
They also had the Honduras Esau Ferrara as an espresso option, which is from Finca Los Lirios in Comayagua. This farm sits at around 1400 meters above sea level, and grows Catuai varietal coffee. This washed lot tasted like nougat, with rich cherry tones.
If you’re after a feed, their menu features the Salmon Rillette on toasted rye; Eggs and waffle benedict; and the Seeds Super Salad with charred broccoli, carrot hummus, and wild rice.
106-114 Berkeley St
Carlton VIC 3053