You Galah

You Galah

There aren’t many inland coffee shops in Australia with a menu of freezer coffees. Keen to show the people of South Dubbo just how different coffee can be, You Galah Founder Tim McCloud stocks around 10 to 12 different frozen single origins to showcase a wide spectrum of varietals, processes, and flavours.

“When something special comes along or a coffee surprises us, we’ll reserve some for the frozen menu so we can continue to share it,” says Tim.

All the coffees at You Galah – from the house blend to the rare single origins – are sourced from Toby’s Estate in Sydney. Espresso-based drinks served with milk are crafted from the Rico blend as standard, chosen by Tim for its honey sweetness and berry notes.

“It’s not Toby’s most popular coffee, but it’s the original,” says Tim. “It has a sweetness that a lot of blends don’t, and we thought the people of Dubbo would love a nice, sweet coffee.”

Those who order a coffee without milk will receive one of Toby’s seasonal single origins, which Tim showcases “to let the work of the farmers and roasters shine through”.

Tim has worked with the roaster since he established the café in December 2022. Its tongue-in-cheek name is an affectionate reference to his wife’s childhood.

“Meg grew up on a farm in a small town near Dubbo, and ‘You Galah’ was something her grandfather and father would often call her and her siblings,” says Tim.

The vibrant interior of the café takes inspiration from the Australian bird, with a custom pink La Marzocco Linea PB drawing the eye to the bar.

“We wanted the space to feel very country and Australian. The pink ceiling was influenced by the pink chest of the galah, while the earthy red border along the bottom of the walls is a nod to Dubbo’s dark soil,” Tim says.

Dishes continue to reference classic Australian café culture. The brekkie roll is the most popular plate on the menu, and features mortadella, baby spinach, and bush-tomato relish within a glossy milk bun.

“Our regulars often say it’s so good that we’ve ruined all other breakfast rolls for them,” says Tim. “We’re absolutely chuffed whenever we can make a customer’s day.”

You Galah

83 Jubilee Street, Dubbo,

New South Wales, 2830

Open Monday 6.30am to 11.30am, Tuesday to Friday 6.30am to 2.30pm, and Saturday 7.30am to 2.30pm

This article appears in the April 2024 edition of BeanScene. Subscribe HERE.

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