About the Project

Built on the relationships made at Sotto, Anthony won the contract to open a café inside NSW Police Headquarters. The concept of Polizia Espresso was to provide the tenants at NSW Police Headquarters with quality coffee that they much need and love. Keeping things simple we partnered with Di Bella coffee who provided us with two beautiful La Marzocco coffee machines custom-sprayed with the blue police checkers. Fresh pastries arrived every day and fresh bread was filled with Italian style meats and cheeses. He kept the workflow fast and efficient with a personal touch.

The offering extended to catering for functions and meetings of anywhere between 10-100 people.

This was the first hospitality business that had succeeded in the building. The challenge for most was that the audience was limited to those that worked in the building only. This was a Monday to Friday operation, takeaway only, however, within two months the coffee sales built up to 8kg per day and received permission to extend the service to provide dine-in meals. With no cooking facilities and very limited space Polizia Espresso managed to provide a small dine-in menu that satisfied the customer base and increased revenue.

Polizia Espresso was sold in December 2014.


Police HQ


2013 – 2014