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New coffee hot spot has Toowoomba talking

Ground Up Espresso Bar opened this week to rave reviews from Toowoomba coffee drinkers, much to the delight of staff including (front) Ryan Evans and (back, from left) Jeyan Chamanmah, Angela Knepscheld, Robert Johnson and Nathan Eshraghi.
Ground Up Espresso Bar opened this week to rave reviews from Toowoomba coffee drinkers, much to the delight of staff including (front) Ryan Evans and (back, from left) Jeyan Chamanmah, Angela Knepscheld, Robert Johnson and Nathan Eshraghi. Kevin Farmer

AN old storeroom in a sleepy Toowoomba laneway has been transformed into the city's latest coffee hot spot.

Ground Up Espresso Bar in Searle's Walk opened midweek to rave reviews from coffee-goers.

The Melbourne-style bar is decked out with recycled furniture, nestled amongst graffiti-decorated walls of the small alley off Ruthven St.

Housemates Ryan Evans, Nathan Eshraghi and Jeyan Chamanmah began building the business four months ago.

Jeyan and Nathan, both town planners, thought the space had a lot of potential.

They enlisted the help of Ryan, an electrician from the Gold Coast, to help start up the new business.

"We want it to be something different and liked the idea of creating something out of nothing," Ryan said.

"People can come in, feel welcome and feel the good vibes."

All three worked after work and on weekends to transform the space into a working coffee bar.

The risk seems to be paying off, with huge support for the new shop on its first three days of business.

"We've had line ups out the door," Ryan said.

"It's been a fun journey. And seeing the people so happy when they get their food or coffee is great."
 

 

Fast facts:

  • Ground Up Espresso Bar is open 7am to 3pm weekdays.
  • The bar serves gourmet baked goods as well as a selection of coffees and teas.
  • The space was an old storeroom that was completely restored over the space of four months.
  • Guilty Pleasure has proven a crowd favourite; the dish includes a warm croissant, Nutella and strawberries.

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