Attention all coffee, food and wine lovers (which I’m pretty sure is all of us)!…
How far would you travel for your favourite nourishment?
For lovers of eight/twenty‘s food (which is 80 per cent good for you and 20 percent cheeky—a good mix if ever we’ve seen one!), Canberra’s COVID lockdown earlier this year proved no match for those wanting their fix of acai bowls, green smoothies and delicious risottos. They drove to Braddon from the southside to get takeaway.
Now they don’t have to, with the popular wholefood café opening an offshoot in Kingston’s new Kingsborough precinct.
Owner Aakash Shah said that once the initial shock of having to close the café doors to sitting customers passed, he realised the café could do a roaring trade in takeaway, and they started selling groceries to customers to make life a little bit easier.
“It gave a different horizon to our business and we found 60-70 per cent of our deliveries were to Kingston so we decided to expand our reach there.”
From 10 delivery orders in a week, the café did a roaring takeaway trade and expanded to 150 deliveries a week before snapping up the opportunity to open a second location.
From Saturday, eighty/twenty Kingston will provide healthful meals, their popular smoothies and acai bowls to the people of the inner south.
The place is small, with just a handful of seats inside and about 40 seats out in the landscaped courtyard.
The new café will be run by Aakash’s partner Rashmi Sharma and will have long-time barista Sid at the helm of the coffee machine. In addition to the full menu, eighty/twenty Kingston will offer vegan and gluten-free sweet treats.
And, if you go in this Saturday 12 September, you’ll get a free coffee with every meal or a free second smoothie or acai bowl when you buy one.
What: eighty/twenty Kingston
Where: Kingsborough Village LG05/10 Parbery Street Kingston
When: Sunday-Wednesday 7 am-2 pm, Thursday-Saturday 7 am-9 pm