Located in MALMSBURY –
Located in an industrial barn between Kyneton and Castlemaine, Moto Bean Coffee Roasters is bringing specialty coffee to the Macedon Ranges, one carefully roasted cup at a time.
Moto Bean is an all-year kind of place: a deck overlooking the Botanic Gardens is made for iced lattes on summer days, while in winter the stacked stone fireplaces make for a cosy spot to enjoy a long black. Classic motorcycles dot the space, paying homage to the car clubs and motorcycle crews that cruise the Old Calder highway.
With a region full of quality local produce and their very own kitchen garden grown right on the café’s doorstep, tasty ingredients are sourced for the Melbourne-inspired food menu. Stop by for the buttermilk hotcakes with vanilla mascarpone, fresh berries, pistachio floss and maple syrup, or the V6 Veggie brekkie, featuring grilled field mushrooms atop a crunchy rosti with truffle oil.
Lachy is Head Roaster and responsible for coffee sourcing and buying. His commitment to overseeing the entire coffee making process also sees him working behind the machine with his team of experienced baristas. In their quest for the perfect cup, Lachy and his team also experiment with different brewing methods, including cold brew, V60 pour over and batch brew filter. They hold their own coffee cuppings at various cafes in the region every month and host an annual ‘Let’s Talk Coffee in the Daylesford Macedon Ranges’ night, which the team said has created a “dialogue and collaboration between local roaster, baristas and cafe owners”.
If you want to linger longer in Malmsbury, you can stay too. Situated above the cafe and overlooking the delightful Botanic Gardens, are two Queen Size Balcony Rooms, each with ensuite and one Twin Share Room with ensuite, as well as a shared lounge and kitchenette space. Each room can be hired separately or several rooms together. Malmsbury is only one hour’s drive from Melbourne up the Calder Highway and is situated ideally to explore surrounding villages and regions.
Awards & Accolades
RASV – Australian International Coffee Awards 2016 (AICA)
Category: Cappuccino, Milk (blend) – SILVER WINNER
RASV – Australian International Coffee Awards 2015 (AICA)
Category: Milk (blend) – BRONZE WINNER
50 Clowes St
03 5423 2327
Thurs – Sun 8am – 4pm
(kitchen open 8.30am – 2.30pm on weekdays and 8am – 3pm on weekends)