After starting his career working in Hotels, Sam King decided to open up his own café a year ago. Being located on Church Street, and specialising in coffee, the 'Holy Grounds' title seemed fitting. It was a project he thought would be fun, but has proven to be a roller coaster ride, and lots of hard work.
This is a common trend I have noticed around Melbourne. Many people think opening a café will be an exciting adventure, but soon realise its lots of hours, and endless hard work. The experience has been character building for so many, and in Sams case, has allowed him the ability to understand the locals of Brighton. They like their coffee hot and strong, with very little wait.
Sam has worked out the formula for a seamless flow in service, and offers a modern Australian menu to complement the coffee sourced from Industry Beans. Popular amount the foodies and fitness junkies, is the Paleo Pumpkin Loaf, as well as the Ironman Omelette made with egg whites.
Open 7 days a week, you’ll find Holy Grounds just a few doors down from one of Melbourne’s largest Woolworths, and not too far from Middle Brighton Train Station.