Q&A WITH OUR NEW FIFTEEN BAR CAFÉ OWNERS
The strong aroma of freshly roasted coffee is in the air with Bloomdale’s first café, Fifteen Bar, officially open. Owners, Nicole and Ashley, have been overwhelmed by the public response and are excited to be a part of the Bloomdale family.
- What was your goal behind the highly successful Krash & Co in nearby Sunbury?
A mini community was our goal behind the development of Krash & Co. This opening in Diggers Rest is the next chapter in our plan to continue to create these environments in local communities.
- What attracted you to the location at Bloomdale in Diggers Rest?
The location in Diggers Rest allows us to continue to support and build on our existing local partnerships. It’s a great opportunity to showcase the best parts of Melton and the resources that are here. We’ve made great connections by thinking and working this way.
- What type of coffee are you using?
We will be using the same local coffee roaster at Fifteen Bar as we do for Krash & Co called Just Planet Coffee. They’re a fair-trade coffee roaster in Sunbury with a goal to bring positive change to fair trade cooperatives around the world.
- What can we expect to see on the menu?
At Krash & Co, our menu incorporates many vegan, vegetarian and paleo options. We hope to bring some of our favourites to Fifteen Bar in addition to some more meat-based meals. One of our close friends is the head chef at Fifteen Bar and we’re excited to watch him give the menu his own twist.