Salt. Coffee Roasters.
Brisbane’s boutique coffee-roasting scene scored a huge boon when anticipated roaster-meets-cafe Salt. Coffee Roasters opened in Newstead in early 2019. Owner Zac Lazerac spent many months experimenting and perfecting Salt.’s roasts before unveiling the cafe on the corner of Commercial Road and Doggett Street. Rather than focusing on the origins of beans and technical coffee jargon (although, we’re assured it certainly hasn’t been overlooked), the fun and quirky roaster instead focus on the lifestyle surrounding coffee, presenting itself as ‘coffee for the modern-day explorer’. Salt. boasts an impressive Sanremo Renegade espresso machine imported from Florence, temperature-controlled kettles, built-in coffee scales, Marco SP9 single-serve brewers and a Moobar milk system. Salt.’s 15-kilogram roaster will roast limited batches of beans sourced seasonally, available across a range of espresso-based and specialty beverages. Kombucha will soon be available on tap, while a stellar selection of tea from Arakai Estate and The Steepery Tea Co. is available for non-coffee drinkers. Patrons can snack on crumpets and toast with condiments (or house-made espresso and date butter or chai butter), Rueben sandwiches (made with rye from Danny’s Bread), caprese on sourdough, rotating salads from the Whole Box Food Co or a selection of sweet treats.