About us

Specialty Coffees Sourced, Roasted and Served by Ristretto in Perth.

Special Coffee.

In 2007 the idea of opening a small 7 square meter walk up espresso bar that was simply about coffee in an obscure arcade somewhere in the Perth CBD was questionable.

To some.

But people who enjoy a great cup of coffee, know the happiness and reward that lies within and the goodness and often community that surrounds coffee and its potential for good sensed what Ristretto was about.

This simple existence allowed us to focus on what really matters; sourcing standout coffee from some of the worlds best farmers and keeping it that way so locally friends, customers and baristas could experience what these individual standout coffees. Just how good, and sometimes how strikingly different, good coffee TODAY can be.

Over the years we've grown; travelled to coffee producing countries, been involved in various coffee industry professional associations, held many public coffee cup tastings, tinkered with equipment, competed and helped organise and judge at barista and coffee competitions, established and then totally upgraded our coffee micro-roastery and lab and basically as much as we could manage to keep learning, growing, understanding and sharing coffee.

Ristretto has been recognised with Best Coffee service awards from the City of Perth and also as coffee roasters at all three major Australian professional coffee roasting competitions including 5 coveted Medals at the AICA Awards at Melbourne MICE (1 Gold and 4 Silver).

We do this for all. We do this to keep coffee special from seed to cup (and then back again). We do this for the farmers who take on risk for some reward and to further their families, business and local communities, we do this for the forward sustainable supply of high quality coffee and we do this for YOU.

Try our coffees, engage with us and share in this thing we practice, find deep enjoyment and interest in called "Specialty" coffee or simply; special coffee. 


Ristretto Coffee Roasters 160 Central Arcade, 160 St Georges Terrace (near Atrium building annex)
Est. 2007
Open M-F; 6:30am-2:00pm, Coffee and Bakery catering orders welcome


Howard Street Coffee by Ristretto, 22 Howard St (rear 89 St Georges Tce), Perth WA 6000 

Elizabeth Quay precinct, Perth

Open M-F; 6:30am-3:30pm, Coffee and Bakery catering orders welcome


Ristretto Quadrant Building Lobby Cafe, 1 William St (cnr Mounts Bay Road), Perth WA 6000

Elizabeth Quay precinct, Perth

Open M-F; 7am-3:00pm, Coffee and Bakery catering orders welcome


Ristretto Northbridge Coffee Roastery and Walk-up Coffee/ Espresso Window, 53 Aberdeen St (near William St), Northbridge WA 6003 

City of Perth Culture and Arts precinct, Perth

Open M-F; 7am-2pm, Saturday Mornings 8:00 am-12 midday


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