Coffee plunger in Melbourne?
May 6, 2014 5:52 PM   Subscribe

I want to buy a coffee plunger (French press) somewhere local- either in Preston, Reservoir, Thornbury, Northcote, North Fitzroy or Coburg. I'm assuming a cafe might be a good bet, or a homewares store but I couldn't find anyone selling them in a few I tried on high st, Northcote yesterday. I'd like to avoid a mall.

Bonus points a for a recommendation for a good steel plunger? I know Bodum and Avanti are meant to be good but they're very expensive.
posted by jojobobo to Shopping (7 answers total)
I've seen them cheap in woolworths, but other than that I would try somewhere like Kmart (probably have to go to Northland mall, sorry, but that's probably inevitable if you don't want expensive).
posted by nomis at 5:59 PM on May 6, 2014

You could ring the business on this yellow pages list. There are a few wholesalers in that of equipment in that area who may sell retail. As to s/steel quality plungers, I have bought a few for our accommodation, all of them from 'deals' websites or Aldi for under $40 and they have all been good. They sure last longer than any Bodum glass plunger I've owned.
posted by Kerasia at 6:01 PM on May 6, 2014

Response by poster: Willing to pay more if it means avoiding northland- not going there- bub doesn't like the bright lights and noise (nor does her mum, for that matter).
posted by jojobobo at 6:17 PM on May 6, 2014

The Mediterranean supermarket on Sydney Road definitely has them. I'm unsure as to price. It's a little out of your target area, but only 10 mins drive/tram from Coburg.
posted by elephantday at 7:01 PM on May 6, 2014 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Did you check Durawear/Club Chef (291 High Street)?

Also, the Kmart website shows that they are available in the Northcote store (not fancy stainless steel ones, just cheapo ones).

I am trying to remember if Penny Farthing Espresso sells plungers. I think they have some other coffee brewing equipment (for sale with the beans near the front counter), but am not sure about plungers.

For a fancier plunger, I thinkKey Ingredients in Clifton Hill would be a good bet.
posted by AnnaRat at 9:00 PM on May 6, 2014

Best answer: Oh and maybe Coffee Mio roasters in Thornbury (on High St near 7 11) or Eureka Coffee/Growers Espresso in North Fitzroy.
posted by AnnaRat at 9:25 PM on May 6, 2014

I've been looking for one of these lately (in Brisbane) and having a hell of a time. Turns out Big W sells about nine different kinds of varying quality and cost.
posted by turbid dahlia at 9:50 PM on May 6, 2014

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