To be located in The Laneway in Woongarra Avenue, Mat mentioned the chance to open a second store had been within the planning for numerous years.
“It has all the time made business sense to open a store on the town nevertheless we’ve got been very choosy about places,” he mentioned.
“We needed to ensure the house, really feel, vibe and space was in alignment with our present mannequin.”
“We went there for one of many evening markets and the spot felt good,” he mentioned.
“It ticked all of the containers, felt prefer it was the place we have been meant to be, and when a store house grew to become obtainable, we jumped on the alternative.”
Mat mentioned The Journey Bundaberg would comply with the identical mannequin because the Bargara store, with nice espresso being the primary focus.
“Espresso is all the time primary,” he mentioned.
“We additionally promote a wide range of different chilly drinks and smoothies after which a variety of wholesome, no processed sugar (numerous gluten free) plant-based food from muffins, breads, uncooked slices, wraps and related objects.”
Mat mentioned he was excited to carry his model to the CBD and could not wait to be a part of the small however passionate vary of companies in The Laneway.
“We did not need to be on a predominant thoroughfare and needed to proceed to be a ‘vacation spot’ location like we’re in Bargara – one you need to discover and never simply know it’s there,” he mentioned.
“The Laneway is ideal and ticks all these containers and moreover, the ladies in The Laneway companies at present are improbable.
“They’ve carried out an incredible job creating a wonderful, vibrant and energetic cool place to be and we needed to be part of that additionally.”
The Journey Bundaberg is ready to open by November 12 with Mat at present looking out for extra employees.
“We’re on the lookout for certified café staff, significantly baristas who can work in an excellent busy environment and match the vibe and vitality of The Journey Bargara,” he mentioned.
“Our motto has all the time been to assist somebody go away the store feeling higher than after they arrived.
“Espresso is an enormous a part of that however service and relationship is a a lot a lot larger a part of that story.
“We need to construct group across the store in The Laneway and create a household there like we’ve got at The Journey Bargara.”
Mat mentioned he was trying ahead to the subsequent Journey that his espresso store enterprise would take him on.
“We could not be extra excited to carry Kai Espresso and The Journey vibes to Bundy Metropolis,” he mentioned.
“We stay up for assembly you all, attending to know your names, have fun and share life collectively at The Laneway.”
The Laneway is located at 53 Woongarra Avenue.