The staff, patients and visitors to Kirwan Health Campus in Townsville, Queensland, were in desperate need of food and coffee after their cafeteria closed in 2019.
We came to their rescue with Supernatural, our fresh and health sandwich, salad and coffee concept. From the tiniest space imaginable, we serve freshly made juices, smoothies, home made pastries, fresh salads, bowls, sandwiches and much more.
The café has been a welcome addition to the area and we are so pleased to be a part of this growing and vibrant health precinct.
In November 2020 we opened Pounds + Ounces, overlooking Campbell St at the brand new Royal Hobart Hospital K Block. A fresh display of sandwiches, snacks, salads and sweets is complimented with an all day breakfast and burger menu, as well as freshly made juices and smoothies, our own roasted coffee and much more.
A few months later this was followed by Green Panda, our fresh noodle, sushi, rice and bowls concept.
We are so proud of our team for the dedication displayed in getting both of these brands designed, constructed and opened during the difficult COVID-19 period.
Thank you to the brilliant team at Royal Hobart Hospital for their support and wonderful feedback so far!
We are now open at the Murdoch TAFE Campus in Block T and are so pleased to be a part of this new and vibrant space!
Along with plenty of chlorophyll-happy flora, this buzzing campus specialises in animal studies, gardening, laboratory work, and nursing in some very impressive training facilities.
Market by Aroma faces Jennalup Street and displays a fresh range of salads, sandwiches, burgers, hot meals, bowls, snacks and treats.
Our coffee is roasted just over 6kms down the road in O’Connor.
An initiative of Melbourne Coffee Merchants, The Umuvumu Project raises money for a kindergarten that services the children of Buf Coffee.
In Kinyarwanda (the national language of Rwanda) the word umuvumu refers to a type of sycamore tree, a long-living species with a broad, strong trunk and far reaching, leafy branches. The trees are planted around homes and villages to provide shade, and in doing so are often used as meeting places for the local community. It’s here that Rwandan people have historically gathered to share opinions and concerns and deliberated on how to progress their society positively.
When Buf Coffee’s founder, Epiphanie, and her son and general manager, Sam, came to name their latest social venture – a kindergarten located just a few kilometres from the coffee washing station, Nyarusiza, in Rwanda’s Southern Province – umuvumu seemed like a perfect fit. A meeting place, where Rwandan people plan and work together to support and uplift each other. And so, in January of 2019, Umuvumu Kindergarten was opened to service the families who farm and process coffee in the local area.
As a frequent visitor to Nyarusiza, Sam had identified the challenge many families face in finding adequate care for their young children during the busy coffee harvest season, when their parents must work on the farm or at the coffee washing station, and their older siblings are attending school (which is compulsory in Rwanda). In building Umuvumu Kindergarten, Buf has not only found a solution for this problem but is also uplifting the community by providing access to early childhood education, a vitally important stage of learning and development for a child.
Ninebars is excited to be contributing to this initiative.
Umuvumu Kindergarten was opened in January 2019 to service the families who farm and process coffee in the local area.
Last weekend The Cafe Collective celebrated their Annual Awards Night at the beautiful Westin Perth.
We had a fantastic time and would love to thank everyone for coming, particularly those that travelled long distances to be there!
Kevin, Angela and Soraya travelled all the way from Queensland, it was amazing to have them here in Perth for the night and a few days beforehand. We all had such a great time!
A huge congratulations to our award finalists and winners and a big thank you to the speakers, award sponsors and to Bec for organising the evening. We're already looking forward to next year! It was great to recap on a wonderful year and catch up with everyone.
Read on for details of this years' winners!
Congratulations to all of our award winners!
The Courtside brand was created especially for Murdoch University. The name ties to its location, sitting alongside Bush Court, in the University's newly refurbished Student Hub.
The fitout of the cafe was designed with a subtle eighties aesthetic. The neon logo and undercounter lighting are tribute to this era, as is the colour palette of teracotta and cottage green. The space we had to work with had quite a small footprint and a relatively low light level, so a backdrop of white and light timber was selected to help maximise the feeling of space.
The made to order menu focuses on a range of bowls, including a popcorn chicken and mash and a vegan buddha bowl. In the display cabinet you'll find a range of sandwiches and salad - all prepared fresh in the Courtside kitchen.
Courtside coffee is freshly roasted in our O'Connor warehouse.