If you go out of your way to seek out cafes serving Allpress Espresso, you had best make tracks for the roaster’s newest Brisbane outlet. The New Zealand-born roaster opened its first stand-alone Brisbane space in East Brisbane in November 2017, and it’s much more than a simple cafe. Allpress Espresso is open Monday to Friday serving coffee, breakfast and lunch, but also includes a training area, a technical workshop to service and work on La Marzocco espresso machinery, and a production space for picking and packing coffee. Espresso-based coffee is served on Allpress’ signature Carmelo blend, while filter coffee is offered as a blend, a rotating single origin or limited-edition blend. The simple food menu has been built to complement the coffee, with bites including eggs and soldiers, signature sandwiches, and an Italian-inspired mixed plate of toast, tomato, provolone, boiled egg, avocado and trout or prosciutto.