Cafe raises the bar

Mario and Jess Fisicchia of Cloverdale in their newly opened Sapore Espresso Bar. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d407162
Mario and Jess Fisicchia of Cloverdale in their newly opened Sapore Espresso Bar. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d407162

The pair were inspired to open the cafe, which is at the intersection of Fulham Street and Belmont Avenue, to introduce Perth’s breakfast culture to their home suburb.

‘My wife and I were always going out for breakfast around various localities in metropolitan Perth and every time we come back home we thought wouldn’t it be great to establish an espresso bar in the area,’ Mr Fisicchia said.

‘We’re pitching the food from a southern Italian region so we’ve got freshly made panini; we’ve got ossobucco, freshly made sauces and various pastas as well.

‘We identified a niche market in Perth for fresh food and I think that’s what people are after.’

Mr Fisicchia said they had big plans for Sapore, including helping Notre Dame Primary School, which their five-year-old son attends, build a vegetable garden so they can buy produce from them, and making the cafe a family-friendly environment for mums with bubs to catch up over coffee.

‘We’ve given it our heart and soul’