Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

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+61 423 415 980+ Add website
Hours
Mon
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tue
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wed
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thu
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Fri
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sat
6:00 am - 12:30 pm
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

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PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $15.00
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
A unique specialty coffee experience in a plant filled warehouse. Old Quarter Coffee Merchants import, roast and serve their own beans along with a simple, quick menu. Their coffee is 100% Direct Trade, sourced from ethnic minorities across Southeast Asia with the goal of improving farmer livelihoods and supporting sustainable agriculture in the coffee industry globally.
PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $15.00
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles35 reviews
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Masiedaisy
Byron Bay9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 solo
Hands down the best coffee in Ballina. Yummy food options for all including a great range of vegan, vegetarian choices. They also sell local produce including groceries like garlic and sourdough.
Written 30 January 2021
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Amelia H
Thank you for just getting what we're about! Local, ethical and all with passion. You're the best Masiedaisy haha!
Written 24 February 2021
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Todd1611
Ballina140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
We visited as part of a little local vendors tour and were totally is awe of this little hidden gem. Amelia and Yose are beautiful souls and are passionate about their craft. the coffee was smooth and flavorful, it was Coffee with purpose as well - after hearing their story - you will change the way you think about your coffee for sure.
Written 26 January 2021
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Amelia H
Wow Todd! What an epic review! Please come back soon and thank you so much for taking the time to write this :)
Written 24 February 2021
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AliWag1
Tintenbar1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Amazing coffee - I keep coming back, these guys source and roast their own coffee. Best in town with some delicious local food available and staff so friendly and knowledgeable. It is a hidden gem in Ballina.
Written 27 October 2020
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Amelia H
Thank you Ali, for appreciating what we do. We love sharing our passion for coffee with people who care! Have the best day!
Written 24 February 2021
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Dom
Ballina Shire8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Old Quarter is seriously the best little coffee shop - they provide amazing coffee, beautiful chai, the most delicious treats and their service is the best. Read their story and vision they are amazing :)
Written 25 October 2020
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Amelia H
Dom! You have put such a smile on our faces! Thank you to the moon for believing in our vision and taking the time to share this review. We're so lucky to have such an amazing community around us.
Written 24 February 2021
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Caleb Hogbin
Tintenbar2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
I’m so stoked to have Old Quarter in Ballina. Without a doubt the best speciality coffee in the area, and these guys are making the world a better place while they’re at it. In an industry that is usually super exploitative, they are using their business to empower growers and create change. More than just ‘fair trade’ these guys know their farmers do business through real relationships. It’s so inspiring to see people who are passionate about doing something with such excellence and integrity. Fantastic coffee, a great selection of tasty food, and a nice little retail section too. The staff are always super friendly and there are plenty of places in the area you can buy their coffee. Keep being awesome guys. I look forward to picking up a Peppermint mag one day and seeing you guys in there.
Written 23 October 2020
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Amelia H
Thank you so much for your review Caleb! It took a good couple of months for this reply but as you know running a business is a big job. Customers like you make it all worth while. Your support means the world to us. Thank you so much!
Written 24 February 2021
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Emma W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 solo
Hands down best coffee in Ballina. Also delicious food- the choc chip bikkies are incredible and the amazing staff are so friendly!
Written 6 July 2020
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Nicholas A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020 none
Who would have thought among the factories and workshops in the industrial area of Ballina, you would find this genuine GEM. Not only do they select and import ethically and sustainably farmed coffee beans but they roast everything in-house and have a choice of "village blend" an everyday good with milk or straight up roast as well as carefully perfected single origin roasts from various countries and regions. My favorite was the "Sumatra Gayo Bies" as a double ristretto! After several visits i'm always impressed by the staff's friendliness and knowledge even when seriously busy! I even got to meet the owners for a quick chat Amelia and Josir you guys rock, can't wait to visit again soon.
Written 2 July 2020
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74ameliah
Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review Nick! We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to Old Quarter and continuing to add unique and rare coffees from Southeast Asia, that we can appreciate together! Thank you!
Written 5 July 2020
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Abe
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 family
I love this place! These guys import, roast and serve the most delicious coffee in Northern NSW, hands down! Their premises is beautiful too, reflecting the soul of their business, and the team are really great folks! Their innovative business model really impressed me, focusing on direct trade relationships with their farming partners, which they have throughout Southeast Asia. I fell in love with their delectable selection of coffees so much that I now keep my own coffee maker at home brewing them year round! I highly recommend this place, it's a rare gem!
Written 17 January 2020
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Felicity
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 solo
Stumbled across Old Quarter Coffee in the industrial estate in Ballina when I was waiting to get my car serviced. What a fantastic find! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this amazing coffee! Absolutely stunning! Service was out of this world and food is super fresh and delicious. This cafe is my new fav! Thanks Old Quarter
Written 26 November 2019
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74ameliah
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We love that we can be an unexpected good find on a regular old chores day! Hope to see you again when you're next in Ballina
Written 29 November 2019
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Rebecca
Ballina1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
We have Old Quarter as a supplier for the coffee shop we run for staff and students at our high school. I am impressed with Amelia and Yose and their staff. Everyone has a smile when I arrive for my coffee and they provide all the support we need.
Written 28 October 2019
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74ameliah
Thank you so much Bec for leaving us this lovely review. See you soon!
Written 29 November 2019
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sj498m00
Sydney23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
Old Quarter Coffee Merchants are the absolute best! At Old Quarter Coffee Merchants, they understand that coffee is a powerful force for change. Their mission is to harness that power to bring you the highest quality, specialty coffee purchased straight from the farmers who grow it. Their buying relationships also support community development projects that focus on best practice organic farming, education, healthcare and clean water initiatives. I congratulate Amy and Yose for a great business, and the best coffee!
Written 5 October 2019
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74ameliah
Thank you so much Stephen for your review! We are so grateful to have supporters like you who help us advocate for a more ethical coffee industry!
Written 13 October 2019
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Kirsty W
Canberra43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
Beautiful mismatched style with great food and coffee. Stopped by for lunch, ordered the frittata. Flavour was well balanced. Got a takeaway flat white. It was like a decadent hot chocolate in its smoothness but with a punch of flavour.
Written 30 September 2019
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Dylan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 solo
Old Quarter coffee is next level. The taste is great, but when Amy told me about the origins of it, and what direct trade is, I just fell in love even more. It felt really nice drinking a coffee whilst seeing the roaster that roasted the coffee just there. I felt energised as hell all day afterwards.
Written 2 June 2019
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Sally
Ballina2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 couples
Just had a coffee at old Quarter ballina wonerful food coffee and company head in for you coffee and a wonderful smile by the staff
Written 24 April 2019
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Palomazzz
Pottsville77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 couples
We can't get enough of Old Quarter coffee. We love the taste and we love that it's fair trade. They offer a nice variety of tasty vegan snacks and lunch options.
Written 22 February 2019
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