Since opening in July this year, dedicated coffee house Guerilla Espresso has been serving coffee aficionados six days a week.
The owners of the hole in the wall café, Jagdev and Evan, said their concept developed when they saw a gap in the market.
“We’ve both lived around here. The market and the demographic is changing. (Footscray) is still affordable for people to buy here, people who had been renting in suburbs like St Kilda and Fitzroy,” said Jagdev.
The café was designed to suit the space – a tiny shopfront sitting on the edge of Footscray Market, facing Footscray Station. All fittings were designed and
made in Melbourne. Food is sourced locally too. “We buy all seasonal produce. We shop at Footscray Market as much as we can to keep it fresh. We use the market deli, fish monger and fruit and veg,” said Jagdev.
“In winter we do soups and in summer we have two salads on the go. Its all top produce,” said Jagdev.
The food menu changes according to what’s in season. In August they offered a sandwich with real truffles, the story was quickly picked up by The Age Good Food guide.
Evan said the café has been steadily building its customer base. “We have lots of regulars. They’re the best kind of customer,” he said.