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Aussie Veterans Coffee Co.

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published October 3rd 2019
You are served by those who served
This small coffee shop has only four tables inside and two outside in the mall. It is clean and bright and very welcoming.

Coffee shop
The shop with the mall seating in foreground.

I called in for my morning cappuccino and favourite toasted bacon sandwich. On ordering I was asked, "are you hungry?".

Coffee shop
The shop.


I was being served by John, an East Timor Veteran who held his hands apart like a boasting fisherman, "the bread we use is this long." Seeing my surprise he offered to make me a half sandwich. "Sauce? BBQ or tomato, how many slices of bacon?"

I ordered my cappuccino and I was asked, "cup, mug, or takeaway? Full cream or light milk, sugar? white or raw. I was beginning to think John may have served in the intelligence section. Talk about giving the customer what they want.

Coffee shop interior
John, ready to take your order.


A refrigerated cabinet displays cakes and slices and some ready-made items for those in a hurry.

Food display cabinet
The refrigerated display cabinet.


They also stock a large range of their own branded coffees and teas.

Teas & coffees
The large range of teas and coffees.


When my order arrived, it was quickly devoured. Next time I'm there, and there will be a next time, I think I will order a full sandwich.

Coffee & sandwich
These didn't last long.


Aussie Veterans Coffee Co is a business of Aussie Veterans Pty Ltd and its profits help keep this site running. The business is run by advocates and welfare officers with the goal of providing employment opportunities for their most injured and ill veterans and their families.

logo
Their Logo.


Next door is the Aussie Veterans Opportunity Shop. There is also an Aussie Veterans op shop on the upper level of the Mall.

coffee shop
Coffee shop & op shop.


If you are anywhere near Boronia, call in for a great coffee and a friendly chat, you won't be disappointed.
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Where: Lower level, Boronia Mall, Boronia Shopping Centre.
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Terrific idea and well worth supporting.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7178) 2 days ago
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