Cafe Menu

Our cafe menu changes all the time – daily, even! Here’s a sample of some of our favourite brekkies and lunches right now!

Natural yoghurt, berries & house-made granola.

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Banana, chia seeds, almond milk, passionfruit, yoghurt, topped with toasted almonds.

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Bircher muesli with apple twist.

Vegetarian

The classic Aussie way to start your day.

Cheesy, delicious goodness. Is there anything better?

Bacon & Egg just the way you like it.

The classic Aussie way to start your day.

Cheesy, delicious goodness. Is there anything better?

Bacon & Egg just the way you like it.

The classic Aussie way to start your day.

Cheesy, delicious goodness. Is there anything better?

Bacon & Egg just the way you like it.

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Australian International Coffee Expo 2018 Bronze Medal LHM Foods

LHM Foods is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, we have won a Bronze Medal at the Australian International Coffee Awards for our exclusive Union Espresso coffee roast.

We entered the ‘Cappuccino’ and ‘Espresso’ classes and were judged by an expert panel on the taste, aftertaste and tactile balance of our coffee. Our espresso got compliments on its “dark choc” flavour and “big body with a pleasant mouth feel”, while a cappuccino made with Union Espresso was described as having ‘Sweet, nutty and almond flavour. Good cut through, with a nice delicate, sweet soft finish.’

We already knew we loved Union Espresso but it’s always nice to hear from the actual experts. The AICA, conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, is Australia’s first and only international coffee awards rewarding and recognising excellence. The awards give producers the opportunity to benchmark their produce against industry standards and seek advice from an independent panel of experts.

Our Coffee Roast

Roasting coffee transforms the chemical and physical properties of green coffee beans into roasted coffee products. The roasting process is what produces the characteristic flavour of coffee by causing the green coffee beans to change in taste. Our roast is a specially produced blend of coffees from South America, Central America and Asia. Every country’s coffee differs in strength and flavour so it’s important to get the right balance of notes based on the natural variations in the beans. And since variety is the spice of life, we switch up our roast every few months, check in today to see what we’re serving up.

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Our Baristas

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It’s important that you know what to expect from every single cup of LHM coffee and consistency only comes from practice. That’s why we take so much time in training our superstar baristas. They have a lot to learn about the roast, the equipment, the recipes and customer service before we let them loose on the machines. And because we can always grow and get better we make sure to have regular company cupping nights where we review and refresh our knowledge. Our baristas have a genuine passion for great coffee and customer service and we think that shines through in each cup.

Fair Trade Coffee

Our beans are always 100% Fair Trade because we value and respect the farmers who produce them.

Coffee is a highly volatile commodity, with wide price fluctuations year to year. This is due to coffee production being highly dependent on weather conditions, susceptible to disease and influenced by a range of other factors. Many farmers lack reliable market information, this coupled with often small yields leads to situations of unequal power relations where farms lack bargaining power when engaging in negotiations. Fairtrade helps bring farmers together to strengthen their position and to learn from one another, Globally Fairtrade works with 445 coffee producer organisations  representing 810,000 farmers in 30 countries to make sure they are paid fairly for their produce and work.

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Sustainability & Community at LHM Foods

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Sustainability

Here are some of the ways we are waste and energy conscious in our cafes, catering business and kitchen:

  • We work with our suppliers to find the most environmentally-friendly packaging options. Our salad packaging is made from 100% reclaimed cane sugar pulp. This waste product that would otherwise be discarded. Additionally, the lids are recyclable and we encourage our customers to compost their dishes after they’re finished. Our utensils are biodegradable and made with sustainable practices.
  • Coffee grounds have garden applications after we’re done brewing. For this reason we offer our customers the chance to take home this nitrogen-rich fertilizer. Just ask your barista to set some grounds aside for you and we’ll pack them up.
  • Our kitchen donates our leftover food storage containers for reuse at Reverse Garbage in Marrickville.
  • Our used cooking oil is converted into industrial soap rather than being discarded.
  • Where possible we source our ingredients locally and we limit our number of deliveries. Doing this not only supports Aussie farmers and farm communities, it also reduces our carbon footprint.
  • We have a goal to be 90% paper free in our offices. We email invoices and statements and eschew printing wherever possible.
  • In 2019 we are exploring further options for recycling. This includes pick-up services for our milk containers and putting recycling bins for customers into our locations We are currently trialling recycling in our St Leonards cafe.

Community

We believe that no one in Sydney should go hungry and that everyone deserves healthy food, no matter their circumstances. For this reason we are proud to support the work of St Vincent de Paul Society, Sydney Night Patrol service. Sydney Night Patrol visits various locations throughout the city where they provide fresh healthy food, a hot drink, warm blankets or referrals to other services and beautiful volunteers willing to have a friendly chat. Our contribution to this great cause is a monthly donation of 250 sandwiches.

We look forward to a long relationship with Vinnies and are proud to be a small part of the amazing work they do ensuring that all our neighbours have access to necessities, support and opportunity.

Local Hand Grown

After a successful trial in 2018 we will be bringing Local Hand Grown back into our St Leonards Cafe, North Sydney Cafe and Chatswood Cafe for spring 2019. This program encourages people to reduce food waste by giving kitchen scraps a chance to keep producing and growing at home. From our information kit:

“Local Hand Grown is a sustainability initiative unique to LHM Foods. You can pick up LHG Garden Kits designed to help you get a jump on your garden. These kits are all made from what would otherwise be food waste produced by our kitchen.

Australians throw away 4,000,000 tonnes of food every year. That amount of food would fill a line of garbage trucks from here to New Zealand…three times. What’s more, food waste releases methane gas as it decomposes and is a significant contributor to climate change.

So we came up with Local Hand Grown to cut back on our own waste while helping others start vegetable and herb gardens at home. These cuttings are all taken from our kitchen and will regrow in water or soil. Just follow the instructions on the tag, be patient for a couple of weeks, eat and enjoy!

Don’t forget to grab a bucket of coffee grounds too, they’re great for compost  piles and for adding nutrients to soil. Both the plants and the grounds are on us. Happy gardening!”

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there vegetarian / vegan / dairy-free / gluten-reduced choices available in LHM Foods Cafes?

Our vego, vegan, gluten-reduced or dairy-free items are all labelled as such on the shelves in our cafes and many products have the symbols directly on their packaging.

Here are the symbols we use to design Vegetarian (V), Vegan (VG), Gluten-Reduced (GR) and Dairy-Free (DF).

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LHM Foods & LHM Catering Vegetarian, Vegan. Dairy-Free and Gluten-Reduced Symbols 2019

How do I find information about allergens?

We list common allergens clearly on our packaging. These include gluten, soy, eggs, sulphites, nuts (including sesame and tree nuts), peanuts, milk, fish and shellfish. However, because our food is produced in a kitchen that does handle all these ingredients we can’t guarantee that there will not be trace amounts.

Does LHM have a loyalty program?

For every nine coffee or tea beverages you buy in our cafes, the tenth one is on us. Once you’ve filled your card with 29 stamps, we’ll give you a $10 in-store voucher to use on anything you’d like including our breakfast, lunch & snack takeaway food.

Can I order catering to pick up in the stores?

Right now, our catering through online-orders is limited to delivery. If you have an order that you’d like to pick up in-store, please give us a call at 02 9922 6886 or send an email to hello@lhmfoods.com.au and we’ll try our best to help you out. Please be advised that in-store pickup may not be available due to limited refrigeration space and depending on the size of the order.

Can I set up an account for my employees?

If you are interested in treating your team to a coffee or lunch at an LHM Cafe, we have a variety of ways to make that easy from prepaid coffee cards to charge accounts. Call us at 02 9922 6886 to discuss LHM Foods Cafe Corporate Account options. You can also contact us here.

Do you sell gift cards?

You can buy gift cards directly in our cafes. Ask a LHM Foods team member and they’ll be able to help you with that purchase. For multiple gift cards or corporate accounts, please call us at 02 9922 6886 or contact us using this form.

Where can I buy Union Espresso coffee beans?

You can pick up our current Union Espresso roast at any LHM store.

Do you have free Wifi in-store?

We hate being disconnected so of course we offer free Wifi. Just ask any team member and they’ll provide the password. Additionally, we have charging stations for your devices at our Chatswood and St Leonards locations.

I really loved a certain LHM item, but I can’t find it in stores anymore. Where’d it go?

We like to keep things fresh around here so sometimes we’ll rotate menu items in or out based on ingredient availability, seasonality or our creative whims. Drop us a line at hello@lhmfoods.com.au and we’ll take your feedback into consideration when choosing our product lineup.

Join our Team

At LHM, we’re serious about mentoring and developing our staff into leading industry personnel. We initiate an inspired culture of self-leadership and live by our values of integrity, honesty and enthusiasm.

We’re always on the look out for enthusiastic staff to join our family run business. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of the LHM team fill out the form below.

Contact LHM Foods

If you would like to speak to someone from LHM Foods about an order, a quote, property left behind in cafes or anything else, please use the contact form below and we'll respond to the address or number provided as quickly as possible.
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Find an LHM Foods Cafe Location

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St Leonards Cafe 2019 - LHM Foods and LHM Catering Sydney
St Leonards Cafe 2019 - LHM Foods and LHM Catering Sydney

Lobby, 465 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2065

105 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060

207 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065

LHM Foods Cafes – Chatswood, North Sydney & St Leonards

Learn more about LHM Foods, our menu, our coffee and our sustainability practices using the menu on the left. You can also contact us or find a cafe location. If you would like more information about LHM Foods Catering including delivery zones, term & conditions and FAQ, click here.