Rob Forsyth, the man who began this café, has been roasting, creating coffee blends for over 35 years and have since then been winning numerous awards and has judged at the National and International Barista Championships for the last decade.
I’ve been a coffee lover from a very young age and since the beginning I’ve always on a look out for places that serve good coffee or unique coffee. Along the way I found this little gem hidden in the Willoughby community. They are a family owned and operated place that hires their staff locally to support the local community.
With Rob fine tuning the blends and single origin coffees for their customers to enjoy, his wife Jo makes all those delicious treats that you see in their displays at the counters. It just makes my mouth water just by looking at it. My current favourite is their tart, I just couldn’t resist while I was there. They do have a larger seating area downstairs or functions and group bookings but if you’re just popping by over the weekend or even during the week they have outdoor seating for you to combine a good cup of coffee with the outdoor atmosphere.
Just a couple of weeks ago they held a Spring Tea festival just outside their café with sweet mouth melting marshmallows made from their tea’s as well as a couple of different tea’s to try out. It was just something see and enjoy that fit right into my relaxing weekend.
One other thing that I loved when I walked into the café was the amount of history they had just hanging from the walls and on the shelfs around you. They were all momentums that everyone have collected over the years, whether it was from the family themselves or from their employees from past to present have all contributed. You could really feel the love and support as well as the history of the business all around you. It really told a story. It was an amazing atmosphere to walk into.
I would recommend coming over and trying out their coffees, teas and a tasty treat. This little gem is definitely worth a visit!