Lonsdale Street Roasters started out as a simple idea: source quality coffee, roast it, pour it; all under the same roof, right in the heart of Canberra.

After years of working in and around Sydney and Newcastle, Alastair Evans developed a passion for coffee that needed an outlet. That outlet had to be back in their hometown of Canberra, and it had to be on Lonsdale Street.
In 2010 this became a reality.

Previously known for it’s car yards and petrol stations, Lonsdale Street was about to experience a revolution. Alastair had a vision to transform this street into what it is now- a thriving urban hub of boutique stores, restaurants and great coffee.