Republic Coffee Traders
Republic Coffee Traders is a cafe and coffee roaster by day and a function space by night. Owned and operated by Ben Raymond, who’s also the founder of Blackbird Espresso in Camp Hill and Espresso Republic in the City, Republic Coffee Traders will be roasting its own blend to distribute wholesale and to serve at each of Ben’s locations. Patrick Laws has come on board as head chef, who formerly helmed the kitchen at Campos in Newstead. The menu consists of breakfast and lunch favourites with attention paid to making each dish unique – interesting twists and flair has been added to every meal. Breakfast options include granola from The Unrefined topped with local greek yoghurt and chai steeped stone fruit, as well as corn and cheddar hush puppies, poached eggs, summer bean salsa and fresh herbs and a salivation-inducing breakfast burger with fried egg, bacon tomato chutney, cheddar on brioche bun. Lunch includes dishes such as local smoked fish, snow pea, cucumber, mint and preserved lemon salad and southern-spiced chicken, apple cabbage slaw, cucumber and rocket burgers. Produce is sourced seasonally, so expect the menu to change as new ingredients are brought into the kitchen. Patrons will also be able to enjoy cold-press coffee, iced lattes, iced chocolates and thick shakes.