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.”
The café’s light and crisp décor has also proved popular. The Little Bay complements a white backdrop with plenty of greenery and earthy textures through woven wicker cushions and furniture.
An outdoor seating area allows patrons to bring their dogs with them on coffee runs and brunch dates and captures the attention of passers-by.
“People love to go on long coastal walks, especially on the weekend. They’ll often stop by our coffee window and grab their beverage of choice while enjoying what Perth is known for – our gorgeous beaches,” Anneliese says.
She adds that The Little Bay doesn’t just rely on its great location to attract customers, and that good service is what really resonates.
“People remember how you make them feel, and not just what you do for them,” Anneliese says. “That goes for service, food, and coffee. People don’t return to a café if they don’t enjoy the coffee.”
The Little Bay serves Locale Coffee Roasters’ single origins and No143 Seasonal Blend, which the owners chose for its full-bodied caramel flavour. Anneliese says The Little Bay’s owners, Elizabeth and Mark Ahearn, used Locale at their previous café, Little H, and have a long-time friendship with Locale WA State Manager Paul Solway.
“Liz and Mark wanted to offer premium coffee and Pauly had recently started working with Locale. It was like the stars had aligned,” she says. “We’re impressed by the standard of coffee and our customers love it. And the support we receive on a daily basis with equipment, products, and promotion has been wonderful. We look forward to a good future with Locale.”
Now that The Little Bay is established, Anneliese is excited for an even bigger and better 2020.
“Elizabeth and Mark are very humble and focused on one thing – offering good service, food, and beverages,” Anneliese says. “It’s wonderful to see that be so well received.”
The Little Bay
33 West Coast Drive, Watermans Bay, Western Australia, 6020
Open Monday to Friday 6am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 6am to 5pm
0416 125 636