Les Hunter grew up on the peninsula but spent a chunk of his adult life living in the city, working as a graphic designer. When he was made redundant a few years ago, he toyed with a few business ideas until Stereo Espresso was born. His simple offerings of great coffee and crowd pleasing jaffles have been fuelling Frankstonites for about 10 months now..
Tell us a bit about you and what you do:
I live in Frankston with my beautiful wife, Bianca, and our two young boys, Finn & Jonny. In May 2015 I started my first small business (Stereo Espresso), with the sole purpose of bringing quality coffee to the streets of Frankston. I'm able to do so with the awesome work done by Sam and Ryan at Commonfolk coffee, amazing coffee and super helpful advice. Keep it local and independent peeps!
Describe your style:
Well, besides the hair, I'd basically describe myself as scruffy. I tend to wear white t-shirts pretty much 100% of the time - which is a poor choice when you spend most of your waking hours behind a coffee machine (they tend to end up beige by day's end). Apart from that, it's shorts and thongs. Skinny jeans if it's wet, (it's still thongs if it's wet).
Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?
Mos def; tight jeans, baggy tees, floppy hats and thongs (not mutually exclusive).
What are a couple of your favourite blogs or websites and why?
I tend to peruse music sites like Pitchfork and Noisey, music nerd-out watching reviews on The Needle Drop on the YouTubes. Mostly just Netflix and chill 'til I fall asleep in the couch.
Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots?
One or two? There's too many on the peninsula! Most days off are spent at Mornington Peninsula Brewery, I'm a massive beer snob and the stuff coming out of Mornington is top notch. Coffee at Commonfolk, Merchant & Maker or Flock. Burgers at Southside Social, pizza at DOC or Doppio 00, threads at Jac n Jean and Caminha. During summer I try and hit the beach with wifey and kids. Frankston and Mt Eliza skate parks are also great for the kids, as too is the Frankston BMX track and PARC
by Penny Ivison