The local hub aptly named Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters, located at 58 Rainworth Road in Bardon, will cease brewing after the 22nd of Sept 2019.
Owners Alex and Stephanie Ridgway announced their decision to their loyal customers in a Facebook post, citing their need to create a work and life balance for their young and growing children. The Bardon location opened in 2015.
Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters regulars, however, may still find their delicious roasted coffee and cafe meals at its Albion location on Sandgate Road. The Ridgway couple plan to lease their store in Bardon whilst ensuring that the Albion site will get the focus and attention it needs.
“It is a great space and we would love to continue serving you there if you come to that side of town,” the couple stated, adding that they would want to continue building a sense of connectedness in the community, which they have experienced while running the Bardon store.
“It is incredibly heart-warming when we observe: children exploring the back garden with wonder; elderly members of our community reporting their sense of nostalgia in the shop; people finding a little pause from the busyness of their day; newborn babies becoming a part of the community; a neighbour tending so lovingly to the side garden; and regular customers coming down to the cafe to meet with their neighbours every day.”
Trading hours at the Albion site, which may be found at the back of the Albion Fine Trades, is from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Meanwhile, their online store will still be up so Bardon locals who regularly buy their blends may also arrange for delivery.