We’re very excited to welcome local Currumbin café, Neighbourhood Espresso to the family and proud to have them as part of the Currumbin RSL Group. Neighbourhood Espresso is located at 9 Station St, Currumbin – a few shops down from the iconic and colourful Currumbin mural.
You’ll meet the same super friendly staff – Donna, Ross, Dan and Cleo who’ll be serving the same amazing coffee and tea from 5:30am every morning. The kitchen still opens at 6am for breaky, brunch and lunch and there’s no need to panic as we’re not changing the delicious, wholesome food choices that are served until 1pm either! Donna and Ross gave me the low down on the ‘hood’s most popular dishes and coincidently my personal favourite dish, the Nourishing Bowl makes the Top 3 – the tofu tastes divine and I don’t normally like tofu!
- Hood Bun – bacon, fried egg, cheese, greens, BBQ sauce and aioli
- Nourishing Bowl – quinoa salad mix, roasted cumin sweet potato, avocado, fresh herbs, crispy tofu, fermented vegetables, sesame, onion and salt. Dressed with lemon olive oil. You can also add southern fried chicken, bacon and a house made potato hash if you need a touch of naughtiness!
- Eggs Benny – bacon, poached eggs, avocado and kaleonaise (not a typo – it’s kale aioli – like mayo with a super food cape!) on shiacciata toast. Optional extras are haloumi, field mushrooms and baby spinach. Nom nom nom.
You’ll find plenty of ways to quench your thirst from cold pressed juices to smoothies and milkshakes and if you need to cool off during summer, the Acai Bowl is a delicious and refreshing choice.
If you haven’t popped into Neighbourhood Espresso before, it’s like stepping into the Tardis! From the shop front you’ll be greeted by alfresco dining where you can take advantage of a gentle breeze and inside you’ll find a standard café area with air conditioning. But this little gem has a hidden prime position (this is where the Tardis analogy comes in): the gorgeous garden area out the back. The space is huge and you can sit either in the sun or the shade, on the deck or the grass under umbrellas or the beautiful Poinciana tree. There’s even a cute little mini caravan for children to play in and keep them occupied while you enjoy your meal in the secret garden.
Large groups can still be catered for with up to 60 people outside if you’re planning a celebration.
The fur baby policy is also remaining unchanged. Small and large dogs will continue to be welcome at Neighbourhood Espresso. We thought changing that policy would be really ‘ruff’.
So what’s changing? Just the ownership. The only difference will be that because Currumbin RSL are now the owners and we’re a not-for-profit organisation, any profits will be given back to the community as part of our Community Benefit Program! So everyone wins. You get to eat delicious wholesome local food and benefit your local community at the same time.
Just in case you need another reason to visit the ‘hood, throughout December and until 31 January, 2020 you can get yourself a bacon and egg muffin and a coffee for just $10. Simply find your copy of your December/January Currumbin RSL fun size newsletter and bring in the voucher on the back page to redeem!
Did you know? The Currumbin RSL Group includes Ignite Education, Veterans’ Support Centre and Young Veteran Support Services which are all located across the road from Currumbin RSL at 164 Duringan Street as well as the Dune Café at Palm Beach Parklands.
Blog by Carmen Mudie.