84 on Albert is a Family owned and run business. We value our customers and strive to make their experience in our restaurant a warm and welcoming one leaving an impression that lasts.
84 on Albert is run by Brad and Kirstie Coulter, they have two young boys and run their business around their family.
With a focus on fresh ingredients, good quality food, customer service and friendliness Brad and Kirstie strive to appeal to a variety of tastes whilst fitting in to the Creswick dining scene.
Offering Dining in or Takeaway, 84 on Albert offers customers with a large range of Pizzas made with a home made base and Napoli sauce, fresh herbs & ingredients, fresh Pastas, Fish, Calamari, Chips and wedges. Plus a delicious range of 13 varieties of soup, Salads, Toasties, Foccacias or fresh sandwiches made to order. And of course all your cafe needs including Honeycomb roasted Coffee, Teas, Chai, Hot Chocolate and cakes including Gluten Free.
84 on Albert is the place to come if you want a nice relaxing meal listening to music of the past on the Jukebox, and also for somewhere to come where you can keep your kids entertained with a 4 hole mini golf out the back, magnetic darts, or board games. We've got you covered whatever the occasion.
We can also cater for functions of up to 30 or 40 people.
Brad grew up in Ballarat and moved to Creswick when he was 10 years old. Our restaurant was a Chicken and Pizza takeaway shop with a residence in the back when Brad was knocking around the streets of Creswick and he’d regularly come in for a Hot Roast Chicken Roll with Gravy! Brad left Creswick when he was 23 to seek adventures in the big smoke – or thereabouts! And started his long 18 year career working his way through the ranks in McDonalds! His life changed in 2009 when he met his wife Kirstie and they bought a house in Manor Lakes near Werribee and over the coming years welcomed their 2 boys William and Jacob. In 2012 soon after the birth of his first son, Brad ventured out on his own leaving McDonalds behind and started working for himself operating a school canteen in Werribee. The staff and students soon came to love Brad and his food and things started going well. Kirstie joined Brad in 2014 soon after son number 2 was born and they continued working together harmoniously until the end of 2018 when the school decided to retender the contract, and Brad and Kirstie decided it was about time for a new adventure! 84 on Albert is the amalgamation of Brad’s love for providing good customer service, wholesome tasty food and sharing his love of all things old, bringing some of his favourite antiques and collectables out of the dark and into the restaurant for visitors to enjoy. He enjoys bringing a touch of the good ‘ole days to Creswick bringing those who enter the restaurant back into the past starting with the beautiful mural of a streetscape of Creswick back in the late 1800’s painted by the talented Di Lehne of Artcreations.
Kirstie grew up on the other side of town. Born in Greensborough and moving to Romsey when she was 10 years old. Kirsties working history was somewhat different to Brad’s which consisted mostly of working with account and administrative roles. Her main work history comprises of 6 years working for a General Aviation Maintenance & Charter company at Essendon Airport, before moving to work in a Headquarters role with Manpower Australia on the Defence Force Recruiting contract for 8 years. It was during her time working in the city that Kirstie met Brad and moved from her home in Sunbury to Werribee, until they bought a home in Manor Lakes. The last few years working in the city were spent working part time after the birth of their first son. But during maternity leave after Jacob was born, Kirstie started helping Brad at the canteen and they soon realised they could work together without the need to be travelling in and out of the city every day! There began the wonderful working relationship between Brad and Kirstie who can proudly say they are one of the few married couples working together who don’t want to kill each other! (Most of the time!) The move to 84 on Albert has been a positive one that has seen a reversal of roles with Kirstie behind the coffee machine and at the forefront of the business with Brad hiding in the kitchen! But together they enjoy getting to know all the wonderful local people of Creswick and the many passers through with stories of their travels to tell, or history enthusiasts who can shed some light on the history of the area.
Meet the boys!
If you come in to the restaurant you will most likely notice the boys William and Jacob at some point. William celebrated his 7th birthday and Jacob his 4th birthday in our first 6 months of opening by having a private pizza party at the restaurant. Their adaption to country life has gone pretty well. William started at Creswick Primary School in Grade 2 and Jacob started his Kinder year at Creswick Children Services before starting prep at Creswick Primary School with his brother. The 2 boys are mostly inseparable and get on very well together. Where William strives to improve his pizza making and customer service skills, Jacob would rather find something to entertain himself with. Maybe time will change that!