South Australia has a new talented artist but he doesn’t paint or draw, he makes coffee-art. Bryan Astley creates images on the frothy top of a coffee. He impresses his customers with everything from pictures of panda’s to portraits. Astley works at the Art Gallery Restaurant and uses a toothpick to create his coffee-art. Once the coffee is made he has 15-20 seconds to create his masterpiece and then serves it up to his amazed customers.
He says that he treats the coffee like a gift to them, “It’s great to see the smile on their faces when they see it”. Astley used to work in retail and found his passion for coffee two years ago when his predecessor, Ty Swan taught him the tricks of the trade. The Art Gallery Restaurant is open from 10am to 4:30pm daily.