Commune… Be there!

BrokenTreeAnne Art, Broken Tree, Friends, Surfing

Whats up Crew.

Once again, heaps happening this week. But before you start getting all entrenched in life and whats on, do yourselves a favour and go and pick up a delicious coffee or super yummy breakfast from Commune.

Commune is an awesome little cafe on the lower Gold Coast Highway at Burleigh. Its been around since Easter 2011 and is easily one of the most popular, chilled out and delightful places on the coast. Since opening the doors on day one, there has been a constant flow of customers and its immediate success is a perfect reflection of the relaxed and cheerful attitude of owners, Nerissa and Mitch. Two of the hardest working, lovely, passionate and professional people in the industry.

Welcome to CommuneI went down yesterday and spoke to Nerissa over the coffee machine, as she made the tastiest looking coffees I have seen in a long time, about how it all started.

With both her and Mitch being from hospitality backgrounds they already had the knowledge and skillsĀ needed, all they were lacking was a space. As far as the story goes, rather than the iconic Heritage Meats building being a choice that Nerissa or Mitch made, “it chose us.” It was the perfect shell for a retail/cafe space and suited the style they had in mind.

With customers flowing in, it was soon obvious that it was time to expand and the retail side of things was moved out to make way for more table and chairs. What started as just sandwiches and salads has now become a full kitchen. The breakfasts, lunches and snacks are all delicious and healthy and the goal for the future is to become more sustainable and organic, trying to use all organic bread, fruit and veges. There is a ping-pong table out every Sunday Funday and Meat-free Mondays are a big hit. The “Jumping Jimmy” smoothie is a personal favourite of mine.

Commune Cafe BurleighAs Nerissa puts it “We just want to keep getting better at what we do.”

So if at any point this week or next, or the week after that you find yourself thinking, man I would LOVE a good coffee in the sun right now, get on your bike and head down to Commune. You will be so glad you did!

North Bodyboard Club is having a comp on Saturday, hopefully, if there is any swell. Sign in is at 6.30am for a 7am start. Come down to the Spit and check out some of the Gold Coast’s finest talent while soaking up some vitamin D.

Keep your eye on the facebook page and in store for tonnes of new gear, goodies and gigs.

Have a good week Y’all!

Peace and Love.

Anne. xx