about us

The Espressonist is a classic Melbourne brunch restaurant & Café open 7 days a week. Drawing inspiration from Melbourne's vibrant culinary scene and access to a variety of fresh, seasonal ingredients, our all-day brunch menu is the perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary flavours. Whether you're stopping in for a quick cup of our expertly brewed locally roasted coffee or settling in for a leisurely brunch, The Espressonist promises a dining experience like no other.

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about us

The Espressonist is a classic Melbourne brunch restaurant & Café open 7 days a week. Drawing inspiration from Melbourne's vibrant culinary scene and access to a variety of fresh, seasonal ingredients, our all-day brunch menu is the perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary flavours. Whether you're stopping in for a quick cup of our expertly brewed locally roasted coffee or settling in for a leisurely brunch, The Espressonist promises a dining experience like no other.

Originally a contemporary art gallery, the espressonist has retained its roots in the gallery space, you will find original art on the walls, always. For exclusive functions we are equipped to serve 80 seated dinner guests or up to 120 guests for standing cocktail and canape events.

The espressonist cafe - brunch restaurant coffee specialists

about food

Serving specialty coffee and a contemporary brunch menu seven days a week, in a beautiful bespoke art inspired space nestled on the Yarra river. Our signature dish for brunch is our chorizo and hash brown benedict, but equally as inviting are many of our other options including Soft Shell Crab tacos, Smashed Avocado with charred corn salad and more. We also have some great quick takeaway options such as our superfood salad, our sweet chilli chicken wrap and our Reuben sando.

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The espressonist cafe - brunch restaurant coffee specialists

about food

Serving specialty coffee and a contemporary brunch menu seven days a week, in a beautiful bespoke art inspired space nestled on the Yarra river. Our signature dish for brunch is our chorizo and hash brown benedict, but equally as inviting are many of our other options including Soft Shell Crab tacos, Smashed Avocado with charred corn salad and more. We also have some great quick takeaway options such as our superfood salad, our sweet chilli chicken wrap and our Reuben sando.

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Bespoke Events

The espressonist differentiates itself as a bespoke and unique event space with contemporary minimalist architecture, high quality finishes, and well thought out spaces. Our chefs will create a unique and enticing menu of delicious food for your special occasion, from cocktail snacks and can2apes to thoughtful degustation banquets the espressonist kitchen team will always strive to exceed our clients expecations.

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Food Events Canapes Cocktails Docklands Brunch Breakfast Melbourne Lunch

Bespoke Events

The espressonist differentiates itself as a bespoke and unique event space with contemporary minimalist architecture, high quality finishes, and well thought out spaces. Our chefs will create a unique and enticing menu of delicious food for your special occasion, from cocktail snacks and can2apes to thoughtful degustation banquets the espressonist kitchen team will always strive to exceed our clients expecations.

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the espressonist.

COFFEE + KITCHEN
108 River Esplanade
Docklands VIC AU 3008
+61 426 422 774

Email:  kitchen@the-espressonist.com

OPENING HOURS

MON - FRI  7AM til 3PM

SAT - SUN  8AM til 3PM