Located in a residential area with a commercial building across the road, Yolanda Van Houtte, Founder and Owner of the recently rebranded Drip Haven café says the friendly, sunlit spot attracts the best of both worlds.
“Originally, when I was limited to only offering coffee from a window, I was reaching mostly office workers, but now with our recently added dine-in license and seating area we are able to provide much needed brunch for local residents too, which is fantastic,” says Yolanda.
“When we first started, we began as a little espresso corner, and as we’ve grown, we’ve evolved to meet our consumers’ needs, including offering vegan and gluten free products.”
A Canadian chef has strongly influenced the menu with staple favourites including maple glazed bacon and French toast – Canadian style.
The café also offers sweet treats including its famous triple chocolate gluten free brownie, with a bite-sized piece served alongside every coffee, and its housemade gluten free caramel slice. These are all presented beside Wolff Coffee Roasters’ delicious 8 Track blend from its Studio Espresso Collection, which is served as a hot beverage or cold drip coffee.
“We chose it because it was a really smooth blend, with dark chocolate, dark honey, and hazelnut notes, which more people enjoy across the board,” Yolanda says. “It also runs really nice as an espresso, or as a white coffee.”
Partnering with Wolff Roasters just six months ago, Yolanda says she has been overwhelmed with amount of support shown.
“I don’t think I’ve had a single week which I haven’t seen my [sales representative],” she says.
“They’ve really helped me get things going, with all of the equipment they’ve supplied me, and all the phone calls. They’re constantly checking in on me.”
Yolanda says this was especially helpful having opened her business in the middle of a pandemic.
“It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, but seeing nothing but growth since day one has been phenomenal,” she says.
“I don’t think I really knew what I wanted from my business when I first started, and all I know now is I want to keep serving great food and exceptional coffee for as long as I possibly can.”
63 Skyring Terrace,
Newstead, Queensland, 4006
Open Monday to Saturday 5am – 3pm
0402 446 967
This article appears in the OCTOBER 2021 edition of BeanScene. Subscribe HERE.