Northern Gold Coasters (and those willing to travel for epic coffee) get excited because a brand new breakfast hang is here and with it comes some of the best coffee around.
First Fruits Specialty Coffee Café & Roastery swung open their doors in the last week bringing highly caffeinated joy to those who are already addicted to their Ashmore espresso bar AND those who have long been in desperate need of quality coffee and tasty eats.
The spacious venue is centrally located on Olsen Ave and decked out with peacock chairs, eye-catching art and a huge polished concrete bar (where the magic happens). Greenery brings the space to life and woven furniture adds a touch of tropical to the open, airy feel.
A golden coffee roaster is nestled in the back corner and never ending bags of specialty beans ensure your love of the magical liquid will not go unanswered here. Quite obviously coffee is the focus of First Fruits with the team roasting their own blends on site as well as sourcing beans from various overseas locations including a signature series from El Salvador (for the serious coffee connoisseurs) and one from Panama.
While the blends change depending on the season, the venue’s ongoing aim is to source the best quality coffee and work with farmers to improve both their lives and those of the people in their communities.
Of course there are eats, because eating is life. The First and Only Eggs Benedict is sweet potato hash topped with homemade tomato salsa, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce and a choice of pulled pork, smoked salmon and avocado or spinach, mushroom and tomato.
The Sweet Caroline Buckwheat Pancakes are so good, topped with berries and coconut yoghurt or bacon, caramelized banana and maple.
If you’re all about healthy thangs, give the granola a go. It’s housemade and has all the pretty fruits on top, along with coconut yoghurt.
The crew are all about making everything possible onsite and in the near future, will even be baking their own bread in a little bakery of sorts.
How good is bread.
So, if you’re a diehard coffee fan and keen to change up your cup, take a trip to Labrador and learn a thing or two.
Speaking of which, you can actually learn a thing or two at a Cupping and Sensory Development Course, run every Saturday morning at the café.
Good times friends.
LOCATION: 129-133 Olsen Ave, Labrador
HOURS: Weekdays 6am until 3pm and Weekends 7am until 3pm
Words and photos by Kirra Smith