Merlo Coffee Fortitude Valley Torrefazione

More than 20 years ago Dean Merlo began roasting coffee at this location – the first Merlo Coffee Torrefazione ‘roasting house’ on James Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

This roaster and café has since become the spiritual home of Merlo and has been fully renovated with a brand new open-plan cafe next to the store’s original artisanal roaster.

Take time out of the hustle and bustle of James Street to enjoy a fresh espresso and a delicious pastry, a freshly made muffin or a biscuit. Our friendly and energetic team will always make you feel welcome.

Buy your beans fresh in store
Our Torrefazione (which is Italian for roasting house) is where we roast our much loved coffee beans, so while you’re here make sure you take a moment to witness the coffee roasting process from start to finish. Our knowledgeable team can also help you pick the best bean for your home or office coffee machine, then get you on your way with the freshest coffee in Brisbane.

The ultimate fresh coffee experience
Every month, the team at our Fortitude Valley Torrefazione run a Merlo Coffee Appreciation breakfast. If you’d like to learn how coffee is grown, sourced, blended and roasted then be sure to give us a call to book in for the next session!

Fortitude Valley Menu 

  • Cakes, slices, biscuits and pastries
  • Homemade muffins
  • Classic I Heart Brownies
  • Raw Slices
  • Power balls
  • Bircher muesli with mixed berries
  • Smashed avo on artisan bread,
  • Daily salads, Gourmet sandwiches & wraps
  • Sausage and crostata rolls


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