20 March 2023

Five minutes with Jesse Rendell, Trail Street Coffee Shop

| Jarryd Rowley
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Jesse Rendell, the manager of Trail Street Coffee Shop. Photo: Jarryd Rowley.

Who is Jesse Rendell? Jesse was a Cooma local when he was younger and moved to Wagga after a stint in Coffs Harbour. Jesse is now a manager at the Trail Street Coffee Shop where he meets, greets and serves people of all backgrounds, ages and cultures and does so with a welcoming attitude and brilliant customer service.

Region asked Jesse a few questions about Trail Street Coffee Shop and what he enjoys about working in a cafe.

Best recent dining experience: That is an excellent question. A friend of my wife and mine recently gifted us a gift card to The Charles. It was really special; the food was fantastic, and the staff made us all feel quite welcome.

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Favourite kind of cuisine: That’s tricky, it’s either Mexican or Italian, it’s an equal battle. There’s quite a range with each of them and I really enjoy them both.

Most embarrassing item: I don’t want people to hate me but I keep my butter in the fridge. I know that’s not a popular opinion.

Favourite type of coffee: I can’t function without a long black; they are my go-to every day.

Who sells the best coffee in Wagga: I think that’s quite obvious, the team here at Trail Street Coffee Shop of course!

A must-try on the menu: The chicken tacos – they have some awesome ingredients, they taste beautiful and they’re Mexican – what’t not to love?

Cinnamon French Toast

Cinnamon French toast is one of the must-try menu items at the Trail Street Coffee Shop. Photo: Trail Street Coffee Shop.

Biggest coffee influencers: There were some great roasters at Artisti Coffee Roasters in Coffs Harbour; they were brilliant and the coffee was amazing.

One meal you could eat for the rest of your life: Burrito bowls, I reckon. You can chuck anything into them with a range of different fillings. I try to really change it up each time.

Least favourite food: Oven pies – they never cook properly and cold ones are the worst!

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How did Trail Street Coffee Shop come to be? The coffee shop used to be a range of different things – a butcher, a florist and a bike shop amongst other things. The previous owner Steven Vane purchased the shop and made Trail Street (Coffee Shop) what it is today.

If you could sell anything in the world what would it be? The simple answer is coffee. I love the cafe vibes, everyone is so welcoming. All those things make cafes such a cool place to work.

Greatest thing about the Riverina: The sense of community – there’s a growing and diverse range of cultures and that’s something to be excited about.

Coolest thing you’ve ever bought: I’m a massive skater, so I would have to say my skateboard.

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