Last year we conducted a survey to check interest for a temporary Pop up café in Coombs. We are excited to say that we will be setting up one this Sunday at Stromlo Cottage from 8:30am - 12:30pm. This will run for a trial for 4 weeks so we can evaluate and look at longer term options. Hot and cold drinks and morning tea snacks available!

In November/December 2018 the Suburban Land Agency conducted a survey to residents of Wright and Coombs to seek feedback on Pop up café options in Coombs. A total of 397 results were received with 92% saying they were interested in a local pop up café.

The highlights of the feedback were around open times, location and services.

  • 60% of respondents preferred the vacant block near Coombs shops as the location with 35% preferring Stromlo Cottage. 5% did not support either location.
  • The main preference for items to be purchased was hot drinks, with snack items available.
  • There was an overwhelming preference for Saturday or Sunday mornings with an area for people to stay for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

In response to your feedback we are putting in place a temporary service as quickly as possible. A temporary Pop up cafe at Stromlo Cottage will open for a trial period of four weeks commencing this Sunday 10 February 2019.

This will help determine the interest level and viability of such a service for the community. During this time the Suburban Land Agency will continue to further scope the works required for a longer term pop up solution on the Coombs vacant block.

The Pop up café will provide another option for the community alongside other local businesses being established such as the Handlebar café, the proposed grocer at the Coombs shops and the Denman Prospect Pop up Café (on Saturday mornings).

The Suburban Land Agency will provide further updates in March 2019 on the outcomes of the trial and future options.

We hope this provides a meeting place to catch up with other locals.

If you have any questions about the pop up café you can get in contact via the Mingle team mingle@act.gov.au.

Pop up Café details

When is it open?

Sunday 10, 17, 24 February & Sunday 3 March 2019

8:30am – 12:30pm

What will be for sale?

Coffee, Tea, Hot chocolate and water.

Sweet and Savoury treats.

EFTPOS available and preferred.

Where can I find it?

Stromlo Cottage, Noffs Crescent Coombs.

Parking, shade, seats and toilets available.