Café Dérailleur is owned and operated by Eric Bittner; a barista, chef & hospitality professional with over 20 years experience in the industry. He has most recently worked at The Provenance Restaurant in Beechworth, and also enjoyed sharing his barista knowledge and passion with locals in a teaching capacity.
Eric moved to North East Victoria 9 years ago to work in hospitality related roles which included Ski Lodge Manager at a private lodge in Dinner Plain, Front of House at the Milawa Cheese Factory Bakery and Restaurant, Lindenwarrah Country House, Brown Brothers Epicurean Centre and Range in Myrtleford.
These roles, together with an obsession with cycling, ignited an interest in making great espresso coffee. Since then Eric has been developing his knowledge of the coffee bean and espresso machines, and all the while the idea of an espresso bar was brewing quietly in the background.
Café Dérailleur is unique in the North East, as it combines the individuality of the location with the passion Eric has for a quality cup of espresso coffee, and the confidence to provide the service to match.