Gioconda Drive Thru and Cafe
This girl is a huge fan of Gioconda coffee and the Two Girls have already blogged about their drive-thu that opened in Moonah a couple of years ago.
New Town now has its own Gioconda drive thru with the added benefit of their cafe space. They have opened up next door to La La Laundry so you can put your washing on and chill in the café while you wait!
This girl doesn't get the chance to go there very often but when I do it feels like I've rocked up to an old friend’s place for a cuppa and catch up. Owner, Mischa is always interested in what places the Two Girls have been to of late and she’s pretty in the know about what’s out there too! Sarah is the other familiar face for me and she makes a great coffee.
The cafe has been decorated in a kind of industrial loft type feel, their bench seats are made from old pallets, pieces from the Recovery tip shop have been arranged over the walls and there are some clever uses of materials.
There’s more space here than the Moonah drive-thru and that brings a larger selection of goodies to enjoy with your coffee. The Other Girl can vouch for their amazing Mango and Coconut bread, they have a selection of fresh and toasted delights, along with salads and I've even seen fairy bread in their display!
For the regulars, they have a wall of cups so you can bring in your favourite cup and keep it there to have your cuppa in anytime you visit. A great idea that saves on all those take-away cups and you save a little money on your coffee too!
They are pet friendly and have an outdoor area that has space for your pooch to curl up while you're enjoying your coffee. Sarah even bakes doggie biscuits with all the money from the sale of them going to the Dogs Home of Tasmania; so giving your dog a treat has a follow on benefit for all those that haven’t found forever homes yet.
Gioconda New Town is open 7am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm Saturday's.
Their beans are roasted in Tassie at Gioconda in Devonport. You can buy their beans to take home from any of the Gioconda shopfronts or online, check out their website for more details.
Plus our posts on The Recovery Shop and La La's Laundry