Tucked away in the heart of Manning is Henry M’s, the new kid on the block, having recently opened in December 2021.
Operations Manager and co-owner Earl Randall says due to the overwhelming response of their original venue, Hoopla Espresso in Kensington, specialty coffee roasters Five Senses turned their attention to a venue that came available, as they knew the team was looking to expand.
“We fell in love with the space and committed to it. We had the really talented design company Rezen Studio design the fit it out, stayed true to our roots and replicated Hoopla’s coffee program and combined a wine bar component to the venue to cater for all demographics,” he says.
Henry M’s is a casual and contemporary design, creating a relaxed yet sophisticated space that compliments any time of day and service.
“It’s a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. We’ve included little touches like a mural created by renowned local artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers in the alfresco area, which adds a beautiful pop of colour,” Earl says.
Henry M’s serves Five Senses’ Dark Horse blend, which Earl says offers a complex and dynamic cup whether in milk or as a black coffee.
“We’ve worked with Five Senses for 11 years now, and we can’t think of any other brand that we’d want in our grinders. They always make sure our coffee offering is of the highest standard, and we’re proud to be partners with them,” he says.
Earl says brunch favourites include the cafés chilli scrambled eggs with native greens, house made sambal, crispy shallots and parmesan, as well as the seasonal avocado with greens pureed, danish feta, lime, sweet chilli and a poached egg.
“At night, we offer a beautiful share menu concept with dishes like chicken liver parfait, Tasmanian salmon tartare, and pan roasted Amelia Park lamb rump proving very popular. There’s something there for everyone,” he says.
Everything is local, from the coffee, food offerings and even Henry M’s Head Chef Matt Novak.
Although he sourced a great team and a delicious selection of menu items, Earl says he was nervous to launch the café at such a challenging time.
He says opening during the middle of the pandemic was probably the worst possible time to open, with COVID-19 restrictions and labour shortages, but knew if he could survive that, he could survive anything.
“The café has been well-received from the community, who showed us a warm welcome from the get-go, which we are so appreciative of” says Earl.
“That’s the whole premise of our business plan, to open a community hub and be somewhere people can hang out, meet their friends and enjoy a great quality coffee and food offering.”
27 Welwyn Avenue,
Manning, Western Australia, 6152
Open Monday to Friday 6:30am – 4pm,
Saturday and Sunday 7am – 2pm,
Thursday to Saturday 5:30pm – late
This article appears in the April 2022 edition of BeanScene. Subscribe HERE.