Road leads to Abbey
NOT happy with just one café, chefs, business partners and friends Zac Phillips and Ryan Carey have replicated their Kirkwood Deli concept in Nedlands.
Abbey Road opened late last year and although a smaller version of the Swanbourne eatery, the focus is still on good coffee and ready-to-go meals.
“Everyone’s busy, it doesn’t matter what age group you’re in… my three-year-old is busy,” Mr Phillips said.
“Everyone’s working harder than they have before but people still need to eat and are still health-conscious.”
Abbey Road, a nod to Perth’s way of shortening words (the café is on Aberdare Road), adjoins a deli and hairdressers and, like Kirkwood Deli, is in a residential neighbourhood.
“There’s something nice about being with a group of shops,” Mr Phillips said.
The chefs spend most of their time preparing the single-meal portions and food offerings, ensuring Abbey Road co-owner and manager Melissa Hadley is fully stocked.
Ryan Carey and Zac Phillips at their new cafe Abbey Road in Nedlands.