zubi bar

Zubi Bar

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.
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Chalet Co

Chalet & Co

Just south of Noosa is Sunrise Beach, a town Connie Pai calls a hidden gem. “Sunrise is one of the quieter beaches if you want to escape from all the tourism in Noosa. You’ve got more locals here,”
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Hard Coffee Beach Café

In terms of location, there’s not much more you could want from Hard Coffee. The Noosa-based café is located just across the road from Noosa Heads Main Beach, and there’s a steady flow of surfers, locals, and tourists who pass by the idyllic spot for a surf or to stop at Shane Newton’s café for quality-produced coffee. “When I started here 11 years ago we were one of the only cafés serving specialty coffee and doing it well, but now the culture has become stronger and there’s a number of small roasters in Noosa and a greater push towards specialty coffee,” he says. “It’s good for the town to have options. It does make it more competitive, but it has also educated people to have a greater appreciation for specialty coffee.”
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