About Us


Born and raised in New Zealand, Blair trained and worked as a Chef in Wellington, before relocating to London. After a number of years in an Executive Chef role overseeing a large group of restaurants, Blair moved to Australia, opening three cafes and restaurants in Melbourne. Here his interest and knowledge of the coffee industry really developed.

With over 20 years of cooking experience, Blair has a deep understanding of flavour and heads up the coffee roasting at The Lost Barn with meticulous care.


Jo has returned to her rural roots in Cheshire after spending 9 years in Australia following a career in Architectural Design and Project Management. Whilst living in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Jo developed a love for the fine, speciality coffee scene the city is famous for.

Now back surrounded by the fields of her childhood, Jo brings her creative and project skills to The Lost Barn.


Martyn began his career in London, and spent several years managing some of London’s swankiest venues before moving to Switzerland to launch an exclusive club in Verbier. With dreams of owning his own venue Martyn headed to Melbourne, where he teamed up with Blair to open his own restaurant and became immersed in the world of truly delicious coffee.