Axil Coffee at Bike Gallery×

For those in the coffee scene, the name Dave Makin could be compared to Stuart O’Grady for cycling.  Makin is a 3 times Australian Barista Champion and past runner-up in the World Barista Championship... Simply put, he is a bit of a big deal!

Since making his mark with various other coffee companies in Australia, Dave and his fiancée Zoe, have recently started their own coffee brand, Axil. Located on Burwood Road in Hawthorn, Axil is a café and retail shop with coffee roasting on site.

Axil Coffee - 322 Burwood Road, HawthornAxil Coffee Roasters - 322 Burwood Road, Hawthorn (photo courtesy:

Working with Dave and Zoe are a handful of excellent baristas, which guarantees your coffee experience will be a memorable one.  Recent Australian Barista Champion, Matt Perger is often seen behind the La Marzocco coffee machine.

Matt Perger & Dave Makin at the BG opening party!
(Matt Perger & Dave Makin at the BG opening party!)

Here at Bike Gallery, we love coffee almost as much as cycling and we take it seriously! At BG we use our ‘Lemon Yellow’ Synesso in tandem with Axil coffee to give you the finest Espresso in the East.

If you are up early out on a ride, be sure to stop past Axil coffee and introduce yourself to Dave, Zoe or Matt… We are sure you will love the place as much as we do.