If you are the kind of person whose three favourite things are sweet, never-before-seen interiors, ballsy neon signs and next-level coffee, you’re in luck because those three things can all be found in the brand new Burleigh coffee spot that is Industrial Café.
Yes, you guys, it’s one of the coolest little spots we’ve ever laid eyes on and, as of this week, it’s open for you to lay your eyes on too. Industrial Café can be found in an off-the-beaten-track little place we like to call behind-Bermuda-Burleigh (just made that up, can you tell) which is the section of Burleigh Heads just behind Bermuda Street. Yep.
Anyway, the space is the work of one Jacqui Scorgie, the delightful lady behind one of your old Palmy faves, Department of Coffee, which sadly shut down last year but also happily because now we get this little newbie.
It can be found on Hutchinson St amongst the really quite cool warehouse spaces and behind two beautifully ornate doors brought all the way from Bali. There’s a little courtyard space out the front with greenery all about and some long tables on which to enjoy your goodies.
Inside is where the magic happens though. The polished concrete walls curve into the ceiling and it’s all one continuous wall/floor/ceiling situation the likes of which we’ve never seen before. The bench space is also polished concrete and a glass cabinet filled with baked treats is lit from behind by a sign that reads, “bitch better have my coffee”, which is truly great.
It’s all edgy and underground bunker-esque and we’re big fans. BIG.
Jacquie has sourced her coffee direct from the coffee Gods of Australia (Melbourne) and not only is Proud Mary a delicious drop, it is also completely sustainable. As are the cups it’s served in for that matter.
Food-wise, there are muffins, banana bread (love you), homemade granola and vegan bliss balls but the pièce de résistance is easily the toasties (when isn’t it the toasties).
While flavours change daily, you can expect variations such as turkey, Camembert, spinach and cranberry sauce and silverside with spinach, fresh tomato and white mustard sauce. Gimme.
Like we said, if you’re a fan of epic interiors and even better coffee, it’s high time you paid a visit to Industrial Café, it’s a real treat in more ways than one.
LOCATION: 3a, 14 Hutchinson St, Burleigh Heads
HOURS: Monday to Friday 5.30am until midday and Saturday 7am until 10am
Words and photos by Kirra Smith