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The Story

 I am Alexa Jane and alongside running my coffee shop, Aesthete Coffee + Kitchen in Walkley, I am a self taught baker, food enthusiast, crafter and photographer.  My passion for baking started one summertime in Greece, when I was in my teens. By the time I was 21 years old, in 2015, I was determined to open my own place where I would have the honour of baking for people other than my family. It was on my 21st birthday when my mum and I finally decided to join forces and open our very first coffee shop, Alyssum Cafe Bistro in Crookesmoor which has now become my Baking Studio. By 2019, we were ready to expand into bigger premises and decided to open a second shop, Aesthete Coffee + Kitchen in Walkley, a beautiful space, serving delicious brunch dishes, artisan coffee, speciality tea and of course, our cakes and bakes. Our cakes are inspired by decadent natural flavours and colours, using natural and low intervention ingredients whenever possible.

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