Caffeinate yourself with Tinie Tamper, the newest (and cutest) coffee van in town

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Caffeinate yourself with Tinie Tamper, the newest (and cutest) coffee van in town

Words by Riya Kiran

Need a quick warm coffee on the road but can’t find a café to stop by? Well, heres a coffee van to save your day

As the world’s coffee capital, Victoria has never fallen short of providing you with a perfectly brewed coffee. Now with the rise of trendy Coffee vans, access to the perfect coffee has never been easier.

On March 2nd owners Elleese Aoki and Dwayne Calleja opened up the Tinie Tamper, a vintage coffee van which has now found its forever home in Grovedale on Torquay Road.

The Tinie Tamper was an ongoing project for Elleese and Dwayne, as the couple have been restoring their old Nissan Urvan since 2019. Now, two years later the charming coffee van is set up to serve you your morning coffee.


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Having earned her stripes at One By One cafe in Melbourne, Elleese has been serving up speciality coffee along the surf coast in a mobile fashion throughout the week, with the van doubling up as a quick caffeine pit stop and a great spot for the local community.

Alongside the perfectly brewed coffee (and the free alternative milks), there’s also delicious juices and smoothies, iced coffees, iced lattes, milkshakes, and iced frappes on offer, providing something for every taste. The van also offers some of the tastiest gourmet treats in town! From a pulled pork and three-cheese toastie, to a spicy bell pepper and chorizo toastie, you’ll be licking your lips just ordering these babies. The van also has muffins and warm banana bread to feed your hungry soul!

Being a dog lover, Elleese has begun using the Tinie Tamper to help support the Soi Dog Foundation. The Soi Dog are a foundation rescuing dogs and cats from the meat industry in Asia and have already made amazing efforts. A donation box has been placed at the Tinie Tamper, and any support is greatly appreciated!

The Tinie Tamper is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm and Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm at 260 Torquay Rd Grovedale.

Head down to grab yourself a piping hot coffee and yummy treat!

Check out the Tinie Tamper’s Instagram and Facebook for more.