Discover the Carrington-based conscious marketplace
Carrington is now home to coffee and conscious marketplace, MOA & Co.
Brought to you by family-owned-and-run business, MOA Coffee Co. – the coffee subscription business that launched in late 2021, MOA & Co officially launched in late July and has quickly become a favourite for Carrington locals.
With owners Darren and Lyndell alongside their three daughters, Maddison, Olivia, and Alexandra collaborating to bring this unique community space together, we dropped by the newly-opened warehouse space to hear exactly what the venue has in store.
“It’s been a work in progress for about two years now. We started off as a coffee subscription business, MOA Coffee Co, operating out of our shed in Lambton. My parents had a coffee shop before us kids and the idea of having a café was always on the cards,” Maddison said.
Wandering into the space you’re likely to find Darren chatting the ears off of locals, and Maddison managing the floor. This paired with the name MOA – which is actually a mashup of the duo’s daughters’ names – is another nod to show that the business is truly a family affair.
Housing the café side of things into a decked-out caravan, you can get your hands on MOA’s very own coffee blends as well as a selection of tasty goods including toasties, loaded toast, and their loaded acai bowl.
The best part about MOA & Co? It’s not just food and drink, it’s a community space with a collective of other small businesses set up alongside the coffee caravan.
“When we started looking at these bigger spaces, that idea of Moa & Co started. We started thinking about how we could incorporate other businesses under one roof. We found this space and the rest all just came together.”
The collective includes the delightful ceramic creations of Grounded by Designs by Myf Garven, baked goods by My Family Bakery, and fresh produce by Johnson’s Farmgate.
Additionally, the large warehouse space has big plans for the future, keen to rent out the space for a variety of functions, events, and even workshops! The venue will be home to dinners, live music, and corporate events all as an enabler to raise funds for their charity or a charity of the organiser's choice.
“We really want to use this space well and often. We’re not a family that likes to stay still – we’ll always be innovating and coming to the table with new ideas.”
With big plans to activate the space including thrift markets and wine tastings plus a brand-spanking new mural to take over the main back wall, we’re excited for this café and conscious community-minded marketplace venue to take off in Carrodise.