When I was still going to Mothers Groups a few years back and we would meet up at Riverside Gardens in Bayswater for the kids to have a play (and the Mum’s a good chat), we would always lament the lack of a cafe and how good it would be if the City of Bayswater developed one. So when I popped down to take a few pics of the playground and river for the blog today, I was delighted to find the Cool Breeze Cafe literally parked there. Owner Georgia said that their mobile cafe van had been there now for just over 5 weeks and that locals were delighted with the new arrival. The van serves coffee, milkshakes, smoothies, homemade rolls and sweet treats to name a few.
Personally, I love that the cafe is housed in a renovated retro caravan and the idea of not mucking around too much with the local eco-system by undertaking a large built development so close to the water – and apparently so did the City of Bayswater and the Swan River Trust, granting the girls a twelve month license. The cafe is currently open Mon to Weds from 6:00am to 12:00ish (depending upon the weather and the turnout) and from Thurs to Sun from 6:00am to 7:00pm. So next time you’re heading down to the river there’s no need to pack a thermos or get a coffee on the way, pop in to see the girls to say “hi” and give them your support so they get to stay there and provide their much needed services a little bit longer.
PS – As the van had been operational for just 5 weeks at the time of this review opening hours may have changed (as per reader comment below) so check out their facebook page for latest advice on opening hours if planning on going later in the afternoon.
PPS – 16/2 – The owners have advised new urge current opening hours are early morning to lunchtimeish during the week and early morning to early eveningish on weekends and public holidays.