After competing in multiple National Barista Championships and working as a sales representative in the coffee industry, Long Nguyen developed an ambition to bridge the gap between specialty coffee and mainstream consumers.
Out of this dream Café New Chapter was born in Wellington, New Zealand. Read more
Clarence Street in the heart of Sydney’s CBD is a bustling hub of activity, full of offices, businesses, and hotels. With so much activity in the area, the massive volume of foot traffic has paved the way for one of the city’s most competitive café battlegrounds to emerge. Read more
Celebrating its first birthday last December, The Little Bay in Western Australia attributes its warm atmosphere to friendly service, great food and coffee, and gorgeous views of the ocean.
“It’s been an outstanding first year,” Marketing Manager Anneliese Hvalgaard says. “We’ve been embraced by the locals, as well as the wider Perth community seeking out the coastal dining style we offer.” Read more
The greater Kingston area has one of the fastest growing populations in Tasmania. Despite its growth, Sam Whang-Randall, Owner of Maxie Coffee, says until recently, the area’s specialty coffee scene was virtually non-existent. Read more
bIn 2006, Three Beans set out on a mission to create delicious food and coffee that was ethically sourced, nutritious, and sustainable. The concept was a success and after experiencing rapid growth in its native New South Wales, Three Beans crossed state lines in 2018, launching its Eagle Street store in Brisbane’s CBD. Read more
Long ago, three siblings, Fabian, Massimo, and Romina Crea, were washing dishes for pocket money in their grandfather’s hotel kitchen and then aunty’s café. It seemed inevitable that one day the three would forge their own careers in the hospitality industry. Read more
Leafe Café in Newmarket aimed to provide an oasis for customers in the new Westfield Shopping Centre where it opened in November 2019.
“We wanted to create a place where people could come and relax. It’s serene, with lots of greenery and big open windows. People can come in, take a step back from business or shopping, and have some really good food,” says Marketing Manager Mary Tapsell. Read more
Around 500 metres from the sweeping sands of Newport Beach in northern Sydney, Zubi Bar is connecting the community through good vibes and specialty coffee.
“We really embrace the community. People treat Zubi like a meeting place. We sponsor Newport’s local rugby club, lifesaving club, and the local school. There’s the feeling that if you come down, you’re guaranteed to run into someone you know,” says Steve Hulley, Owner of Zubi Bar. Read more
Taking its name from the Latin word for “to care” or “to be warm”, Calēre Coffee in Fitzroy aims to bring a sense of warmness and hospitality back to the coffee scene.
“We are very lucky in Melbourne nowadays. Cafés are busy and many do a high volume of coffee, but this also means they don’t always have time to sit down with the customer and have a conversation with them about the coffee,” Owner Alicia Feng says. Read more
Louise Thoms did not anticipate just how busy her café would become when she opened 10 Hastings Street at Noosa Main Beach in Queensland seven years ago.
“We were living in Portugal when my husband was offered a job in Australia. We arrived in Noosa, where I found this empty space and thought, ‘I might open a café here’,” Louise says. “I had never been in hospitality before, was seven months pregnant, and already had three boys under six. We initially only served coffee and cakes, but it has since grown to seven-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner service.” Read more