THE BASTION LANE STORY
Bastion Lane Espresso’s owner and director Gary Wall had long hankered to be part of the coffee industry.
After completing an MBA in 2017, Gary purchased a working post office; his plan to run it in tandem with a coffee roastery was regarded by some as mildly bonkers.
The large restoration project commenced and once the beautiful 1909 building was restored, the La Marzocco Strada espresso machine and Diedrich coffee roaster were installed, the Bastion Lane Espresso Bar opened its doors in January 2018. Word quickly spread around Uki and beyond that great coffee was being served in the old Uki Post Office.
The word Bastion takes its name from medieval times; a section of a castle that serves as protection. It also means a thing or person regarded as upholding or defending an attitude or principle. This goes hand-in-hand with our vision to create the best coffee experience for our customers, which is like no other.
To celebrate the brand name, in 2018, the laneway between the Uki Public Hall and the Uki Post Office was officially named Bastion Lane by Post Master and Roast Master Gary Wall.