Bonding over coffee and bringing people together people in Long Jetty
There is a community of people who bond over their morning coffee, and with its cosy interior, communal table, and friendly staff, Morning Coffee Society aims to bring that moment of connection to Long Jetty.
Owner Han originally hails from Condobolin, and she wanted to bring the country to the coast in her comfortable and communal cafe.
“In Condobolin everything in the cafes is homemade, I missed that coming to the city (Sydney), where everything looks the same, nothing is rustic. I’m a homemade girl and I want that feel here.” she says.
The interior features salvaged wood, a refurbished church pew, monochromatic colours, indoor and outdoor dining, plus a large communal table that has quickly become a co-working space and meeting spot.
Han comes from 9 years experience as part of the team behind Central Coast coffee veteran Glee Cafe in both Erina and Wyong, and she credits her mentors for setting her up for the reality of business.
“Glee allowed me to be who I am, gave me the freedom to help build the business and be very hands on. I always said I would only ever leave to start my own business.”
She always wanted to open in Long Jetty and with her children of school age, the timing right, and the location available, Morning Coffee Society opened in May 2022. Dubbed “The Dream” in her household, it became a family affair with her father coming up from Condo to do the fit out, and recipes for favourite sweet treats hitting the homemade menu.
Speaking of the menu, a notable shout-out must go to the gluten-free focus as Han herself is coeliac and was tired of the lack of tasty options available when eating out.
“There is nothing on our menu that you can’t get gluten-free” with sauces and spreads sourced to allow a full gluten-free version of each dish.
Best sellers are the Pulled Pork Eggs Benny (yes, pulled pork replaces the typical bacon and you’ll soon be asking why you’ve never had it before!), and the Waffles with homemade butterscotch-caramel sauce and sweet dukkah.
Suppliers are also local businesses where possible such as Big Little Dairy Company in Dubbo, a nod to Hans country roots. “The whole operation is like home to me” she says, “most of the staff have worked with me for 5 years at least in different venues, so we’re like a family too.”
In the sights for Morning Coffee Society are a second shop, pop ups at train stations and a mobile coffee van, so you can be sure there will be plenty of opportunity to join the family who can’t function without a good morning coffee!