312 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Ph: (08) 9219 5333
Situated along Fremantle’s iconic South Terrace in a converted petrol-station-turned-café, Roasting Warehouse has been a local coffee and breakfast haunt for many years. Under the meticulous expertise of business partners George Paras and Ali Aziz, the Roasting Warehouse began roasting in Victoria in North Melbourne and Airport West. The brand has earnt its national recognition with distribution channels all around Australia.
Roasting Warehouse Specialty Coffee roasts its own unique blends in-house and in small batches. They take great care to ensure all the potential flavour is extracted from their beans to produce their speciality coffees.
Given their ethos in sustainable practices, it makes sense that Ali has named their logo Zoya. This exotic woman represents the dedication of the coffee farmers and pickers and her elongated profile is likened to a tree with her hair featuring coffee leaves and buds. Her evocative image is just part of the story and coffee aficionados will appreciate the café’s full range of wholesale beans available online or onsite at the café.
Many a local has awoken to the allure of coffee and breakfast at Roasting Warehouse. Their professional baristas will make your Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Cold Brew or even your own special coffee the way you like it.
Challenging the norm their breakfast menu excites, particularly with the hearty Eggs Benny Chan. An old favourite, the new Eggs Benny Chan has been slightly reimagined and features soft-boiled eggs coated in panko crumbs and grilled roti. Every element in this crowd pleaser is homemade right down to the spicy sriracha hollandaise.
Racing to first place in the breakfast stakes, the Benny Chan ties with the Breakfast Mi Goreng. Imagine the delight on our faces when instead of the familiar Indonesian noodle dish we were presented with a fluffy omelette parcel (spoiler – the Mi Goreng is inside). The zesty herb salad and crispy enoki makes the dish a perfectly balanced fusion of fresh and salty flavours. Hearty and spicy, the Breakfast Mi Goreng will keep you full for the rest of the day. Due to the lively spiciness of the Breakfast Mi Goreng and the Benny Chen, both dishes are best paired with one of Roasting Warehouse’s fresh juices to balance out the heat.
The Buttermilk Pancakes served with passionfruit curd, raspberry coulis, caramelised white chocolate and a coconut wafer is the perfect post-breakfast dessert. Also visually appealing is the Beetroot Cured Salmon, artfully served atop a crispy zucchini pancake, rocket, dill, fennel, tzatziki and pickled red onion. This is the perfect refresher on a warm summer’s day and can be enjoyed at breakfast and lunch.
Lingering onto lunch with the Skull Island Prawns, the prawns were chargrilled and served with fennel salsa, soft herbs and chilli oil.
Next came the ridiculously moist and juicy Chermoula Chicken. This can be ordered as a half or full serving and is accompanied with tzatziki and chermoula butter, which really made the dish.
Another favourite was the Chargrilled Lamb Cutlet served with a rocket and herb salad, peaches, toasted walnuts, goat’s cheese and orange dressing. Decadent, right? I’m not alone in deeming this dish my favourite and it’s one of the cafe’s most popular dishes.
I really like that there is a good range of side seasonal salads to choose from. They also have an excellent choice of ready-made cakes, baguettes, sandwiches, and bagels in the display cabinet which is ideal for what is now a staple in society in that of takeaway.
Juices are freshly made to your liking using the best seasonal produce and desserts are mostly sourced locally or made in house.
Due to popular demand, they now serve an evening tapas menu accompanied by your favourite beverage. The new tapas menu will change often so come and experience the beautiful decking and watch the sunset while listening to awesome chilled music while enjoying something to eat and drink.
You can rest assured that Roasting Warehouse prioritises ethical sourcing and offers complete transparency. They oversee the entire process from inspecting the farming to production and roasting, through to the final stages of retail and wholesale distribution. They also visit the farms on multiple occasions throughout the year to source the best coffee world-wide and cultivate high-grade beans.
Located in South Fremantle, Roasting Warehouse is undeniably a unique choice for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, juice, wine, cocktails, and of course, coffee.
By Jessica Roberts