Who We Are
Situated in various locations around Sydney - and now in Brisbane, we pride ourselves on delivering great tasting food that has been prepared with love and attention in our very own kitchen and cafes. All our food is additive and preservative free and has been sourced from suppliers that adopt strict animal welfare practices.
Three Beans source organic foods and products that make a difference not only to taste but the environment. We have adopted sustainable practices throughout each café from the packaging to the recycled timbers in tables and cafe fit-outs.
Three Beans Philosophy: Coffee / Vanilla / Mung
Using a sustainable blend of coffee from trusted farms and farmers and prepared by our expert baristas (Coffee), the Three Beans symbolise our approach to food and drinks, using only the purest of ingredients (Vanilla) by avoiding preservatives and additives (Mung).
Meet Matt & James
James and Matt’s passion for food was born directly from their combined experiences. With Matt's responsibility for food during his 17 years at McDonald's in the UK, he devoted a significant amount of time to animal welfare initiatives and recipe changes to remove artificial colours and flavours form the menu. From McDonald's food, finance and marketing, (most recently Senior Vice President CSO), he implemented a number of initiatives that saw the introduction of Rainforest Alliance coffee and organic milk in Happy Meals, fruit in Happy Meals (now adopted globally), animal welfare initiatives and recycling used cooking oil into biodiesel.
James' passion for real authentic food was built from his vast experiences owning and operating restaurants and cafes alongside his wife Peta. Together they established and operated cafes and restaurants in the Sydney area including Strand Espresso in 1996, Vivo Restaurant in 1998, Relish Espresso in 2001 and More Relish in 2003. Since 2005, James and Peta developed and implemented the Three Beans concept, opening the first Three Beans café at Chatswood Chase in 2006. With a fierce passion for coffee and a fastidious attention to detail, James oversees our coffee blend and visits our café’s every day to ensure our coffee machines are calibrated and consistent. Peta, an interior architect, designs and oversee's the construction of all the three beans sites, winning design awards along the way.
With these two at the helm, it's no surprise Three Beans cares about where your food comes from.
The quality, origin and preparation of our delicious food is our number one priority at Three Beans.
• Our coffee is a sustainable blend created by Three Beans with our head roaster Sam • Our free-range chicken is from Lilydale, because you don't want to ever buy indoor-reared birds - don't be fooled by someone labelling it "barn or shed" reared! • Our free-range eggs are from Rhodes, an RSPCA certified farm (caged eggs are cheap for a reason!) • Our free-range ham and bacon comes from Borrowdale, the free-range pork co. Three Beans is proud to have found a supplier for happy pigs after searching for a couple of years • All soft drinks are organic and the juices are free from additives • The teas are loose leaf, organic and fair-trade, through tea drop teas Sri Lanka • We use eco-friendly, 100% bio-degradable packaging for takeaway products • Our milk is from Riverina Dairies where the cows are reared in the fields, because it just makes better coffee.
So why do we do it? Quite simply, the best ingredients to make the best-tasting food! We prepare everything from our central kitchen; from roasting chicken to marinating fetta. We make all the mayonnaise, jams, lemon curd, dressings and dips to compliment the freshest produce used in our seasonal menus.