Like the discovery of most commodities, coffee was highly prized, mostly misunderstood and appreciated for its medicinal purposes. We’re talking about the 15th century, here. Fast-forward a few hundred years past the Y2K and you’ll see the beginnings of the ST. ALi Family in South Melbourne in 2005 placing a strong ethos on quality beans and unique brewing methods.
Yes, they take their coffee very seriously- serious enough to be named one of the most pretentious things ever in a Buzzfeed listicle in 2013.
But, that’s not all they’re known for. Head Barista, Matt Perger placed first in the World Coffee & Good Spirits Championship in 2014; Second in the 2013 World Barista Championship for his redial, rethink on filter coffee- a paradigm shift in the category- as well as winning first place in the 2012 World Brewer’s Cup.
Matt Perger and his coffee disciples or boy band counterparts have toured all over the globe starring in pop-up cafes, master classes and merchandise signings.
Now, you’ll find the St.Ali family has expanded from their warehouse-chic flagship in Yarra Place to Sensory Lab, Clement, Tom Thumb, Plantation and Deadman Espresso
Welcome to the fold St.Ali – One of Henry Lee’s featured producers & special guest coffee roasters as part of our new Autumn menu launching on Wednesday 22nd April, 2017.
Poor Toms Gin is a craft distillery in Sydney dedicated purely to making gin. Poor Tom’s was created by two friends who were guided and taught by one of the legends of Australasian distilling. Together they create unconventional, irreverent, and world-class gins. Making great gins requires inspiration, focus, and magic – that’s why they make gin and nothing else!
Henry Lee’s welcomes Poor Tom’s into the fold as part of our featured artisan producers for our Summer menu.
Brooklyn Boy Bagels is Sydney’s first true artisan New York bagel maker and bakery. Launched by Brooklyn-born food journalist Michael Shafran, they produce bagels using the time-worn traditional methods that have made NYC the bagel capital of the world. From kettle-boiling to hand-rolling, long cold fermentation and top-quality produce, Brooklyn Boy Bagels put their hearts and souls into their bagels. They don’t cut corners, so Australians can enjoy bagels the way they are meant to be: chewy, malty and with the necessary depth of flavour.
Henry Lees are super stoked to be working with Brooklyn Boy bagels as a featured producer on our Summer Menu!
There is something wonderful in picking up a well-written and beautifully designed book. The way it is held in our hands. The weight and smell of its pages. The beauty that lies in between its covers. You realise what a pleasure they are to hold.
Beautiful Pages is a design store located at 114 Oxford Street Darlinghurst. Beautiful Pages was originally started-up as an online store in 2011 by a local graphic designer with a love and obsession of books, paper, language and all things related to art and design. The business opened its Oxford Street shop space in August 2012.
The store currently offers a very carefully curated selection of graphic design, typography, architecture, interior design, fashion design and art-related books, magazines, posters, DVDs and gifts. We are constantly striving to inspire and motivate our customers through our expanding collection of over 2000 inspirational products.
Henry Lee’s proudly stocking a monthly selection of magazines in collaboration with Beautiful pages.
Prodjuice sprouted on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2013. We are juice – cold pressed.
The Prodjuice ethos is simple. To bring you a high quality product, good for your health & good for the environment. Prodjuice, juice is pressed in small batches, each batch tasted & checked, then bottled lovingly by hand.
With the belief in creating as little waste as possible, All fruit & vegetable scraps are taken to the Prodjuice compost garden where they are either composted or added to worm farms. A lot of our compost is donated to local community gardens, which are also available at Prodjuice market stalls. Composting the scraps means the juicing process is virtually waste free.
Prodjuice… One of the very best tasting, and ethically created cold pressed juices around, and we at Henry Lee’s are extremely happy to be able to offer you this beautifully created product.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Tippity Tea’s are an artisan loose leaf tea company dedicated to sourcing high-quality and authentic teas, tisanes, spices, fruit and herbs with a strong emphasis on ethical and sustainable production and social responsibility.
After spending time living in Japan Tippity developed a passion for their tea and tea culture, and decided to return to Australia bearing this passion and attempt to endow Sydney, even Australia, with a more profound appreciation of tea.
Tippity Tea’s – Chai Chai Chai
One of our first featured artisan producers, The Urban Beehive.
The Urban Beehive is driven by two beekeepers, Doug Purdie and Vicky Brown, who met through the NSW Beekeepers Association and decided things were getting serious with bees.
The Urban Beehive started in 2010 with the aim of supporting the honeybees that do their critically important work in urban Sydney.
“We put beehives in city backyards, community gardens and on rooftops; from Bondi to Marrickville – even the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Park. Across Sydney, the bees are enjoying some great views! And our hives are happy and healthy”
Internationally, bees are in drastic decline, with whole populations being destroyed overnight as a result of introduced threats. The Urban Beehive are here to help protect local bee populations against these threats; and to raise awareness of the plight of all our beneficial insects. This is partly through education with their popular beekeeping courses in The Centennial Parklands, plenty of public speaking and now a beekeeping shop in Mascot, Sydney where you can buy all your beekeeping needs in one place..
Support local, buy honey. Proudly supported by Henry Lee’s.
Studio Enti is the design practice of ceramicist Naomi Taplin, producing porcelain tableware, lighting and home decor. Naomi formed Studio Enti in 2013 after completing a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW.
Each unique piece of handmade porcelain is made to be used and enjoyed. A strong belief in the necessity of good design and concepts of longevity and sustainability are the major driving forces behind the work of Studio Enti. Naomi believes that in order for products to be valued and to fulfill their destiny through use, they need to cleverly cross boundaries of function and beauty, and have imbedded within them an inherent worth and respect for the materials and processes that they are created from.