Located in the lively suburb of Fitzroy, northeast of Melbourne’s CBD, 30Kerr65 stands as a testament to all things coffee. Originally used as a warehouse for Dimattina’s wholesale business, brothers Robert and John Dimattina saw the potential for the ‘cellar door’ style café in the area and were met with tremendous support from the local community. Named not only for the street address and Fitzroy’s postcode, 30Kerr65 is also a nod to the traditional espresso yield of 30ml and the ideal serving temperature of steamed milk, 65°C. In keeping with the Italian passion for espresso style coffee, the beautifully designed Kees Van Der Westen Mirage espresso machine takes pride of place near the centre of the room; this allows the barista to interact with the customers freely and adds to the ‘theatre’ of the coffee making experience.
In addition to serving up delicious espresso and filter style coffee, 30Kerr65 also functions as a one-stop retail shop for all your coffee needs. With a wide array of brewing equipment from the traditional Bialetti stovetops to the modern Japanese V60 pour overs, 30Kerr65 has got you covered. Domestic espresso machines and grinders are also on display and available for purchase. Being a Dimattina café, you can expect to find a great selection of high-quality freshly roasted coffee beans for sale which can be ground to suit your needs, simply ask one of the friendly staff. There is also a range of specialty micro lots available at all times; these are sourced and roasted in Fitzroy on a Neuhaus Neotec hot air roaster that gently captures the aromatics of the bean’s origin.
Not content with simply offering up amazing coffee and equipment, 30Kerr65 is also a functioning coffee school and cupping lab. Classes operate on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings (by appointment only) and cater to both professionals and enthusiasts alike. If you’ve ever wanted to delve deeper into the world of coffee, or even want to kick-start your career as a barista, then 30Kerr65 is the place to start! If top-notch coffee and friendly service is your thing, then stop by and see the crew at 30Kerr65. Open Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm