Set in a light-filled corner shop opposite Toombul train station, Solo Espresso is simultaneously refined and cosy, a welcome sanctum for neighbourhood denizens, passing commuters and coffee enthusiasts. Distinguishing it from similar cafes in the area, Solo Espresso specialises in blended and single-origin hand-roasted coffee beans that change on a weekly basis. Tea drinkers are not ignored here, with organic fairtrade teas supplied by Melbourne-based tea company Love Chai. The hot chocolate is made using drinking chocolate from Koko Deluxe, another Melbourne-based supplier that sources top grade cocoa varieties from West Africa and blends the beans with Australian cane sugar. The Corn Fritters are a tasty morning offering, served with crisp bacon, poached eggs, spinach, grilled tomato and beetroot relish, while the Haloumi Toastie is layered with grilled haloumi cheese, roasted peppers, olives, onion and mixed leaves come lunchtime.