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EARL Canteen is a champion of absolute quality; a no-compromises business philosophy with a focus on consistency, friendly service & speed of delivery. A fast-paced cafe group in Melbourne CBD, founded in 2010 based around some much applauded fancy sandwiches and developed into the industry leader of fast, quality food & speciality coffee. There’s now EARL for every part of your day; excellent coffee from open to close, breakfast, lunch, dinner & everything in-between ensuring the thousands of daily regulars across seven CBD locations are well & truly looked after.
With hospitality running through their veins, EARL founders Simon O’Regan & Jackie Middleton opened the first EARL in 2010 after running iconic Sydney and Melbourne restaurants for other people. They wanted something that their restaurant buddies would ‘get’ but that their new buddies, those precious regulars, could come to daily, sometimes three times a day. A place where quality and service was as much the focus as at a fancy restaurant. It gave them an idea… they are the original hungry waiters.
EARL is a Melbourne Brand, Built from a Worldly Benchmark
Designed in Melbourne.
Sourced in Melbourne.
Made in Melbourne.
EARL has a particularly strong brand recognition in the Melbourne CBD being the market leader in the quality fast casual, ‘grab & go’ space. Opening in 2010 under the NAB building at 500 Bourke St, EARL became ‘famous’ for their pork belly sandwich and was featured multiples of times in Gourmet Traveller, Delicious, Vogue Entertaining, The Age, The Australian, The Herald Sun, various TV features and dozens of online publications and even Wallpaper UK.
The brand has naturally evolved over eight years and is often compared by well-travelled regulars as the Australian answer to Pret-a-Manger. The original store is today still a favourite of the legal and judiciary sector.
The EARL concept, whilst sought after in a corporate environment, is equally successful in the leisure space as identified at Emporium Melbourne. The location is arguably the most high profile in the level 3 cafe court, with it’s own unique vantage over the centre’s sun wells and the sought after EARL shared table.