Experience inner-city café culture in your own neighbourhood!

2 min
13 October 2021

Having opened in early 2021 to five-star reviews, TP Coffee House in Braybrook has been a welcome addition to Braybrook. Owned and managed by Teigan and Paul, they are locals who live nearby with their five children. Teigan says they had previously worked in the corporate world, travelling into the CBD for work each day, until lockdown forced them to work from home and stay within their local area. 

The first thing they missed about the CBD was their coffee. “We used to love getting a really good coffee while working in the city and we missed that in lockdown,” says Teigan. “We started to daydream and wondered if we could give it a try.”

They saw a great space become available and before they knew it, their daydreams were snowballing into the creation of TP Coffee House.

Teigan and Paul had experienced high quality food and coffee while working in the city and so it was important for their offering to meet a similar high standard.

“Our main motivation was bringing really good coffee to the area. It needed to be good coffee! We only use Industry coffee beans and our pastries come from Noisette.” Industry is a local roasting house in Fitzroy and Noisette is a destination bakery in Port Melbourne, both major parts of the foodie scene in Melbourne.

What they didn’t expect in running the café was a whole new sense of purpose in serving their wonderful Braybrook community. “This has been a huge motivator for us! We just want to keep providing great service, great coffee and great food to our local community.”

It’s often a full house, with local mother's groups and plenty of regular customers warming up on wintery days with their delicious bagels and gourmet toasties. Teigan recommends the bagel with wild mushroom, haloumi, thyme and garlic or any of their toasties on Noisette sourdough.  “We have such fantastic staff; they are so creative with regular refreshes of the menu. We try to keep the menu new and interesting, but you can always get our specialties.”

Teigan has witnessed a difference in local behaviours, after COVID restrictions meant the community was unable to travel outside the lockdown zone. “The whole supporting your local thing didn’t occur to us when we were just travelling into the CBD every day. Now we can see that people are making the most of the suburbs and rediscovering their local areas.”

“We love being part of this community!”

TP Coffee House is only a 2 minute drive away from Stockland Orion, at 154 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook (opposite the Hub). Follow them on Facebook.