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