15 Apr 2015
I was lucky enough to catch up with the lovely, humble and super do-er Scotty Hamilton on Friday, owner of Two Rubens Espresso in Fremantle, Perth. We talked beans, business and his Mums glorious carrot cake.
I stumbled across this funky South American inspired coffee shop over the Easter long-weekend when I was in desperate need of some espressos to go. The vibe was amazing. I instantly felt at home, even though I only popped in for a few minutes. The red walls are decked out with photos from the previous owners trips to Venezuela and Colombia and the coffee, well that’s another story. It just tastes so…right.
Scott tells me the coffee is a blend of four beans from South America and Two Rubens Espresso are the only guys that sell it. I’m sure the smooth tasting blend also has something to do with the baristas handy work though. A cup of love is what you’ll get.
You know what else I’m impressed with? A few things…here they are in the all mighty logical list format:
– TRE don’t charge extra for soy (I’m super happy with this, being a Lactard and all)
– The prices are on par with Melbourne prices, not this ridiculous $5 a pop Perth BS. Keep your plastic in your pocket…$3.50 is loose change baby!
– Scotty was pondering on life, in one of my personal favourite places, Florence, Italy sipping an espresso when he decided his next move would be to buy a coffee shop in Fremantle. He arrived back home after his Euro adventure and…well…bought Two Rubens Espresso! This was 7 months ago and if you ask me, he seems pretty happy with his decision! High five to you SH!
– The TRE building was erected in 1880 and is heritage listed.
– TRE sell Scotts Mums handmade carrot cake, scones, granola and pesto! If that’s not love, I don’t know what is!
– They serve smashed avo. SMASHED AVO! Err ma gerrrd. Way to my heart, that’s for sure!
So go ahead, if you’re in Perth take a trip to Two Rubens Espresso! Located just off the Cappuccino strip at 24 Essex Street, Fremantle.
P.S. Mrs Hamilton, if you’re reading this…thank you. I reluctantly speak so highly of your carrot cake, mostly because I want it all to myself. Sharing is caring though, right? You don’t happen to need a daughter, do you?