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