Located at 83 Montague Street in the border between the suburbs of North Wollongong and Fairy Meadow, they are not at the beach, but a ten minute drive to the nearest surf. It does not matter, for increasingly Ka-Fe is creating its own waves. Ask for a cold drip. The food menu can be limited, but come here for the coffee! Check out their special music sessions and coffee appreciation mornings.
The chicken pastry (above) I had, tasty to a bite, whilst catching up with Dyl.
Vaughn and Brad were manning the fort that day. The setting is idyllic and spacious, there is a wood feel to the accessories and furniture provided - and I love the chalk board behind the main counter. There is a demand for the roasted beans to take home. Serious drinkers can ask for their specific and peculiar choices - and get it happily, with satisfaction. Currently it is not open on weekends,except one Saturday a month with a fuller food menu, but anyone can check it out on weekdays between 630am and 4pm each weekday. Yes, they have a barista training school (Grind on Demand) and offer several blends for you to consider.
My impressions of the Ka-Fe in North Wollongong, NSW are:
Atmosphere: An oasis for coffee.
Location: Light industrial area.
Service: Friendly, quick and attentive. Okay I already know Vaughn!
Taste: The majority of roasting sources used are from Central America, Tanzania and Ethopia.
People Engagement: Tell Ka-Fe what you want and don't be shy - and they deliver.
Best Time to Visit: Anytime!
Would I Return?: Cannot wait for the next opportunity.