Welcome to the Brooding Italian Cafe
The Brooding Italian is a popular little espresso bar at the south end of Manning street in Kiama. This groovy little cafe opened in October 2013. It quickly became the talk of the town and was soon full of happy locals, enjoying the amazing coffee, great food and an incredible ambiance.
Shop 2/160 Manning Street, Kiama
Owners Paolo and Kerry moved to Kiama in early 2013
and decided to open a cool little espresso bar the locals could call their own.
The Brooding Italian Cafe design was inspired by the industrial genre.
Recycled materials were used in the design, including the centre light piece, which was the old satellite dish which was removed from the back car park.
The feature wall on the right, as you enter the cafe,
is a collection of new and reclaimed floor boards, mismatched to create a very unique, one of a kind design and setting of the Edison light bulbs.
Paolo and Kerry have created a wonderful cafe,
which has quickly become one of the most popular cafes in town.
Everyday, locals arrive for their daily coffee and
after a few visits, you'll be welcomed by name.
There is a happy, friendly atmosphere,
even during the busiest times.
Everyone is made to feel welcome and tables
are frequently moved to better accommodate
groups of people.
Children are welcomed and, when he's not busy making his famous coffees,
Paolo may come by to say hello.
He might even bring over a marshmallow.
Note the very unique, one of a kind design
and setting of the Edison light bulbs.
Paolo has been roasting coffee for a number of years and chose to include this as part of the Brooding Italian Cafe. Paolo roasts his blends locally and you're always guaranteed fresh coffee daily. Enjoy the house blend or try the coffee of the week.
Don't forget to check out the breakfast and lunch menu, which perfectly compliments the coffee! While the menu is only small, the flavours in each of the meals are amazing.
You'll enjoy everything made by Kerry and her kitchen crew.
The display board gives lots of information about the coffee of the week.
The beans are roasted in our roasting facility, by Paolo.
Don't forget to sample the flavoured water!
A jug of fresh, flavoured water is kept near the coffee machine for self-service. You'll love it.
Drop in, say hello. Sample the amazing coffee and wonderful menu items.
And, if you're in a hurry, text the cafe your coffee order and it will be ready for you when you get there!
Phone: 0406 401 213
Open Mon - Fri, 06.00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun, 07.00 - 16.00
Public Holidays, 08.00 - 15.00
©Paolo Dicembre 2014