Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
Published January 30th 2014
Update July 21st 2018
This venue is permanently closed and no longer trading
A colourful world snapshot in a quiet location
Sanctuary on Seventh is the brainchild of Debrina Cazzolato. Fired with the passion to help Third World artists, Debrina has truly created a sanctuary for a quiet cuppa and delicious slice surrounded by beautiful art and craft from many countries. Here the cares of the day melt away to the melodic music from the record player, a Fair Trade coffee and a macadamia brownie. Inner calm now restored, a browse of the shop is in order. Displays of home and garden wares, jewellery, children's toys, framed art, scarves and embroidered felt decorations make it easy to find an unusual gift for the friend who has everything.
Sanctuary on Seventh
Debrina is committed to recycling, reusing and re-purposing. The shop is a testimony to the ways in which small business can reach beyond its location to impact the planet and overseas artists. The shop fittings are recycled optometrist cupboards. It uses solar energy and rainwater. Even the air-conditioner donates water to keep the garden alive.
Merchandise is sourced from India, Pakistan, Peru, Cambodia, Africa and Thailand. Sales of the Fair Trade craft support groups such as Artisan's Effort in India. It is Debrina's goal to travel and visit some of the producers.
Cosy Coffee Nook
Pop in to Sanctuary on Seventh for a delicious Fair Trade coffee and find that elusive present at the same time. Sanctuary on Seventh also serves all day light lunches.
Sanctuary on Seventh Café
A Lunch Sanctuary
Alcoves behind the counter house cute collections of teapots, coffee mugs and old cameras. Appealing collections and a constantly changing white board keep you engaged while you wait for your order.