PAPAYA is a dish of wholesome food and smoothies at Lennox Head.
The cafe, with a papaya bowl as its signature dish – that is tremendous food served in half a pawpaw – opened on November 11 in Ballina St as the second enterprise of co-owners Michele Robertson and companion Tasman Wales.
The couple opened Papaya in Byron Bay in October final yr.
Ms Robertson stated the couple aimed to supply nice food in a cushty setting with “good vibes”.
“We love good vibes,”she stated.
“We need individuals to come and really feel pleased.”
And, in fact, the choices on the menu are an enormous a part of that – tremendous meals are a spotlight, whereas a self-serve ice cream machine has been very fashionable with the kids.
There is also a variety of smoothies to take pleasure in, with hemp seeds and chia seeds among the many additional components on supply.
Ms Robertson has “grown up in eating places”, with hospitality within the blood.
She was born in Thailand the place her household owned eating places.
She moved to Australia when it was time for college, and have become a scholar at Lennox Head Public School.
Her father, Paul, has lived in Lennox Head because the late 1960s, and was a part of the browsing crew who got here to the coastal village chasing waves.
Ms Robertson has labored in different cafes in Lennox Head.
Her native connections imply that most of the components used at Papaya are regionally sourced, then ready in-house.
“You cannot get a lot better than that,”she stated.
Within the primary two weeks, the cafe has proved highly regarded with locals and guests alike, with takeaway out there so you’ll be able to benefit from the ”good vibes” food by the seashore.
And there will probably be extra treats coming as Ms Robertson needs to construct collaborations with different native cooks, with plans to maintain pop-up nights showcasing worldwide flavours.
Papaya at Lennox Head is open seven days every week, from 6am into the evenings.