The most unique aspect of this café is not just the surf and seaside culture lingering in its crevices but the ever evolving mood and feel as you discover each room. From the ‘Bird Watching’ bar to the relaxed café, alfresco dining and a gallery featuring an array of work by talented local artists, there is something for everyone combining all of the best aspects of the area in one place.
The menu is regularly refreshed with the most sought after ingredients available during the season. From local produce to regular trips to Melbourne and Indonesia for inspiration for the gallery and the restaurant, Donna and Steve even manage to pick up eclectic home furnishings along the way. In addition, employing talented baristas to serve their own brand of d’bar Coffee, the cafe is consistently exceeding expectations amongst visitors.
The gallery alone is well worth a visit. Local artists are showcased within the gallery and updated every 6 weeks ensuring that you will discover something new with each stop-in. The strong community tie is the most important aspect to Donna and Steve in regards to this venture. For many, themselves included, Coolangatta is a place to grow up, live, work and raise families, Café d’bar continuously gives back and also provides free wall space for the up and coming artists, selling pieces on their behalf.
Combine all of this with their great food, spectacular views, culture, fun and a laid-back approach that you may not find anywhere else on the Coast, you simply must take the time to turn off the Pacific Highway and visit this jewel – You may even be inspired to start living your own dream!