When you find yourself in a hurry first thing in the morning, you need a reliable spot to grab a coffee as you face traffic light after traffic light on the daily commute.
Well, should you find yourself in the vicinity of Carrara, the team behind the already much-loved Papercup Coffee cafes in Southport and Labrador are back at it again with a just-off-the-M1 location at Boonooroo Park Shopping Centre.
Not just for the early morning commuters though, the café also suits those with a leisurely morning ahead of them: prime lounging and reading the paper territory if we ever saw one!
The whitewashed light-filled space welcomes you in with cushioned bench seating and an oversized rustic table for you to sit back and enjoy a few board games or even some colouring activities for the little ones.
Not only are kids welcomed with open arms, but your furry little friends are too! With a doggy water bowl outside and complimentary treats, be sure to bring your doggo as they are totally made to feel welcome!
By their own admission, the café, like its sister venues, is coffee and bowl focussed. But don’t be fooled. Beyond incredible coffee and sumptuously piled up Acai bowls (of which there are six to choose from), there are equally impressive hot dishes like bagels, wraps and brekkie rolls, as well as cabinet treats that will no doubt keep everyone happy.
Fresh in-house baked White Choc/Raspberry and Blueberry Muffins and Vegan Raw Treats from the ever-popular Nourishing by Sally give way to an assortment of toasted sandwiches. One of these is their Chicken, Avo, Cheese Toastie — which we are energetically told has risen to an iconic status from the contingent of loyal customers at their other two venues. Surely this is worth visiting for just alone!
Where: 2 Coelia Court, Boonooroo Park Shopping Centre, Carrara
Hours: 5am – 3pm every day (including public holidays)
Words by Alex Mitcheson.