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Once & Again Cafe

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
Published January 25th 2016
Visit Once and You'll be Back Again
Light and airy, with pre-loved books, high-tech coffee and a window seat; this café is an absolute delight.

Once & Again, Café, Books, Gifts
Once & Again Café


We arrived there by the best method - happenstance. The friendly greeting invited us to linger longer. The interesting books we browsed and the tasty tarts and coffee we enjoyed will lure us back.

Once & Again shines in its scrubbed floorboard simplicity. Full height windows and the glass entrance door flood the room with light. Sunny yellow stools add to the happiness factor. There is seating for any length legs - from the low 'never leave' window seat, to chairs and tables for couples, a cosy armchair for book browsers and bar stools and a long table for conversational groups.

Once & Again, Cafe, Books, Gifts
'Australia; through my Eyes' photography exhibition by James Devine.


We stopped for coffee and couldn't resist adding homemade fruit mince tarts that sat beckoning on the counter. Water was served while we waited for our coffee. It is always a pleasure to be provided with a glass of cold water without asking. Our attractive tarts and coffee arrived promptly while we were still browsing our first books.

Once & Again, Cafe, Books, Gifts


Judy is happy to chat about her second-hand and new books that focus on health, well being, leisure and lifestyle.

Once & Again, Cafe, Books, Gifts


The walls are adorned with photographs and craft items for sale. Maybe a fragrant inspirational verse candle or a Sukin beauty product would be the right pick-me-up gift for a special friend.

Once & Again, Cafe, Books, Gifts


Once & Again sell Frank Green SmartCups that enable you to pay with your cup! These eco-friendly mugs have a smart chip enclosed in the lid. Using the CaféPay App lets you make cashless payments, accumulate loyalty benefits and even send friends or colleagues a free coffee. Frank Green SmartCups are available in a range of colours at the special price of $25 (usual price $34.99) for a limited time. They also come filled with your first coffee free. Loyalty rewards are quick to accumulate; every fifth coffee is free.

Once & Again, Cafe, Books, Gifts
Dream catchers by Dare. Dream. Believe


Once & Again serves all day continental breakfast, quiches and pasties for lunch and a variety of slices, muffins and cakes for that sweet treat with your cuppa or cold drink.

Once & Again are active in their community, supporting local businesses and charities and offering Suspended Coffees. Customers can pay in advance for additional coffees which are then 'suspended' for somebody in need of warmth and kindness.

Drop in for a coffee and a browse. I'm pretty sure you'll be back Once & Again.

All photographs by JA Rossiter.
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Why? A delightful café that is a real conversation starter.
When: Wednesday to Friday, 9.00 - 4.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 9.30 - 4.00pm
Phone: 7226 0910
Where: 560b Marion Road, Plympton Park
Cost: Snacks from $2.50, Hot drinks from $3.50
Breakfast from $5.90 and Light Lunches from $5.20
Your Comment
Interesting coffee concept, and of course the books and gifts.
by Carole Liivrand (score: 2|662) 597 days ago
A good find. Love the window seat. Good to see more cafe's like this in the suburbs.
by Jenny Esots (score: 2|969) 607 days ago
I love places like this and the Smart Cup is a very innovative idea! I wish more places would adopt this idea!
by Elaine (score: 3|4073) 438 days ago
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