Who would have thought that in 2020, hopping across the border would become a treat?
Not us. But here we are friends treating ourselves to exactly that and for very good reason.
A visit to our spectacular southern neighbour Cabarita in fact, for the opening of a stunning newbie you’re going to want to spend some time in at the earliest possible opportunity.
It’s called Nectar and it’s a stunning juice and sandwich bar by the gals who created Burleigh’s Cedar and Stone Botanicals and we are considering moving to Caba so we can visit every single day.
Found on the main strip in the beachside village, Nectar is as beautiful as you’d imagine.
A long, narrow space with white block walls, the prettiest pink tiled bar and touches of magic everywhere you look.
Shelves line one wall, stacked with take home goodies like Cedar and Stones’ range of face and body goodies, incense by This is Incense, cocktail mixers by Mr Consistent, candles by Maison Blanc, coffee table books and dried flowers to name a few things.
All of our favourites are there.
Art lines the walls, including a piece at the front by Anna and Kate’s Mum, made up of a print book the girls cut up.
It’s a space that we would absolutely love to model our home off thank you very much.
Now to eat, as we mentioned there are sandwiches and they are almost certainly the very best you’ve ever sampled.
Choose from a menu filled with options like The Janis Joplin (made with smoked chicken, lettuce, celery, cheese and roasted garlic aioli), The Johnny Cash – with salami, Swiss cheese, tomato and cashew cream cheese or The Janet Jackson with pulled jackfruit, greens, cucumber, sprouts, avocado and mayo. There are others but we’ll let you discover them for yourself.
Of course, you can also choose your own adventure and build the sandwich of your dreams.
All the produce at Nectar is sourced from local farms so you know it’s the absolute goods.
To drink, there are some delightful smoothies including the Lunar Love with Nutra Organics lunar latte powder, banana, coconut mylk, vanilla protein and honey and the Summer Time with mango, orange, passion fruit, honey, coconut water and crushed ice. Plenty more where they came from too.
There are Cold Pressed juices, detox shots and coffee by the gang at Fonzie Abbott.
So basically all the best things can be found at Nectar, including the ocean just a few steps away.
We’re BIG fans.
Jump that border and find out for yourself. Why not make a day of it, Cabarita is the goods.
See ya there.
LOCATION: 34 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita
HOURS: Coffee from 6am and food from 7am until 3pm daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith