Enoki Coffee & Co, a new vegetarian and vegan cafe, just opened in Stafford Heights earlier this month. This cafe is worth checking out not just for the food and the coffee, but for its unique initiative on fighting the war on waste.
At Enoki Coffee & Co, those who will use keep cups will be offered discounts on coffee. This cafe, which focuses on supporting local farmers, growers and producers, will also give a 50 percent off on half-serves – a nice move to help reduce food waste.
Enoki Coffee & Co is the brainchild of Lene Ritter, a nurse and hairdresser and her partner Chris Allen, a professional painter. They are newcomers in the hospitality scene, but they have tried numerous cafes throughout the city. They will have the guidance of friends Jason Cilliers and Tim Duncan, who own the Semi-Pro coffee roastery in North Lakes.
Semi-Pro will supply their house variety but the cafe will also have their own coffee menu that will be on rotation. They are planning to focus on cold and batch brews, but milk coffees will also be an option.
As environmentally friendly individuals, the duo are planning to introduce composting at the cafe for all their food scraps and Ms Ritter will also be growing a range of seedlings and selling them onsite.
For the food, there will be vegan waffles, garden brito bowl (their version of Korean bibimbap), halloumi bagel, and tempura Enoki with tofu. Desserts, on the other hand, will be supplied by Sweet Nectar whilst baked goodies will be coming from French Tart.
Another interesting fact, this place is dog-friendly! If you want to check out Enoki Coffee & Co, visit them in Stafford Heights from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during weekdays and from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekends. (And don’t forget your masks and your keep cups!)