Roast with the most

Edge establishment Batch Espresso is cutting it in Melbourne’s razor-like café scene, with more stellar reviews in the city’s leading newspapers. Herald Sun: “[Owner Jason Chan] works the coffee machine and the room, making beautiful coffee and good conversation. He’s the consummate host … The menu is choice. In fact, it’s choice bro, eh? Chan is proudly Kiwi and the menu features NZ wines, smoked salmon and fruit juices.” The Age: “Last year [the Age] Cheap Eats again recognised a Carlisle Street cafe with its best barista prize, describing Jason Chan’s Batch Espresso as ‘a coffee-themed retreat.’ Café lifestyle magazine Crema wrote: ‘Move over Wall, Batch is in town.'”


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Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Five years ago, New Zealander Jon Perry and Portuguese Claudio Ribeiro co-founded the Antipodean coffee bar, Federal in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A second café has recently opened in the city’s Deansgate…