There’s no question that this has been a testing year for many, but with that brings resilience, communion and comradeship.
Shopping local has many benefits; The support from local community, it’s personal, the customer service is tailored and you’re encouraging creativity and innovation. There is a long list of reasons to buy local, which you can read here.
Local businesses to get your next coffee from in Melbourne:
Bin 3 Café & Cellars.
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Coffee, Wine & Beer. If I just mentioned a few of your favourite drinks, then Bin 3 Café & Wine Bar is the holy grail. Using award winning coffee beans and skilled baristas, you can taste the difference in the quality of their coffee. While you wait, check out their cellar which is showcased and decorated along their shopfront wall; It includes wine from small local producers and a range of craft beer, including three on tap. This small but mighty café love to give back to their community. To find out more click here.
Chicken or The Egg
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When we talk about catered customer service and personality, Chicken or The Egg (COTE) café have mastered the talent. Located on Mailing Road, Canterbury, the cobblestone drive will lead you to the friendly staff, who know and greet their customers on a first name basis. COTE is a community business and thrive off accommodating and interacting with their customers (more like friends you’ve known for years). The menu is unique and caters to the whole family – even your four-legged members can get a puppycino. The team at COTE love their furry friends so much they created the hashtag #dogsofcote which you can view here.
Established in 2018, Elwood Bathers are known for their exceptional fresh seafood and foreshore experience. Locally owned and sourced, the team at Elwood Bathers order their produce from Melbourne based suppliers – meaning you give back to more than one business. Lockdown hasn’t dampened their spirits, with updated specials and giveaways on their Instagram page to keep community engagement high. Their menu is wide-ranging and offers mouth-watering dishes. Go in and be greeted with friendly staff or have food delivered personally by one of the Elwood Bathers crew. Follow them here.
The next time you’re thinking of getting a drive-thru coffee. Stop. Head over to your local instead.
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