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Where the locals go: for the best morning brew

In the first two weeks of December 2023, Summerland teamed up with some of our favourite local coffee shops – and the brews were on us! It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with our vibrant community and give a little something back.

Thank you to The Bangalow Bread Co., Walker St. Café, Minori Pantry, Armonica, The Piggy Bank and The Daily Grind for participating for helping us share the coffee love. Head to our Instagram @summerlandbank to check out the recap post.

In case you missed out, or you’re on the hunt for your next favourite café, we’ve got you covered! With the help of our Summerland team, we have compiled a list of must-visit coffee spots in our beautiful Northern Rivers and South Queensland community – we all know that this region knows a little something about great coffee! Enjoy.

Ballina – Swish Café

Known for their delectable muffins and their delightful brews, Swish Café is the spot our team recommend for all your coffee needs when visiting Ballina.

Instagram: @swish.cafe

In person: Mon-Sat 7:30am-3:00pm, 147 River Street, Ballina, NSW.

Bangalow – The Bangalow Bread Co.

Not only does this Bangalow institution serve up the most delectable baked goods around (including vegan and gluten free options!), but they also boast the best coffee around! Just ask our friendly Bangalow team.

Instagram: @bangalowbreadco

In person: Mon-Fri 6:30am-3:00pm and Sat-Sun 7:00am-2:00pm, 12 Byron St, Bangalow, NSW.

Casino – Walker St Café


Coffee, catering and café favourites, Walker St Café is our team’s preferred Casino coffee hub. Check them out to get your day started right or try one of their cocktails for a sneaky afternoon wind-down. 

Instagram: @walkerstreetcafebar 

In Person: Mon-Fri 6:00am-2:30pm and Sat 7:00am-1:00pm, 101 Walker St, Casino, NSW. 

Elanora (The Pines) – The Shelf Deli and Café  

Conveniently located in the Pines Shopping Centre, The Shelf has a delightful selection of treats and eats to satisfy any dietary requirement. And their coffees keep our Elanora team going all day long. 

Instagram: @theshelfdelicafe 

In Person: Mon-Sat 7:00am-5:30pm and Sun 8:30am-2:30pm, Shop 31, The Pines Shopping Centre, Elanora, Queensland. 

Evans Head – Vespa’s on Oak


Got a sweet tooth? Check out Vespa’s on Oak’s loaded French toast for your morning sugar fix. And don’t forget the coffee! Our Evans Head team say this is the spot to go for your morning brew.  

Instagram: @vespascafe 

In Person: Tue-Sat 7:00-3:00pm and Sun 7:00am-11:30am, 18-22 Oak St, Evans Head, NSW. 

Grafton – ESP Espresso

Our Grafton team recommend this local favourite for all your caffeination needs. Only offering a small selection of cabinet food, the focus at ESP Espresso is all on delectable coffee, every time.  

Facebook: ESP Espresso  

In Person: Mon-Fri 6:00am-2:00pm and Sat 7:00am-12:00pm, 54 Prince St, Grafton, NSW. 

Kingscliff – The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind specialises in grab-and-go lunches and delicious coffees. Our Kingscliff team say this is the Kingscliff coffee shop to visit next time you’re in town.  

Instagram: @thedailygrindcoffeebar 

In Person: Mon-Fri 6:00am-2:00pm and Sat-Sun 7:30am-11:30am, Kingscliff Village Shopping Centre, Kingscliff, NSW. 

Kyogle – Minori Pantry

According to our team, not only do Minori Pantry make Kyogle’s best brews, but they are also a veritable treasure trove of nutritious and delicious kitchen essentials. Come a grab a cup when you are in town and check out their other goodies while you wait! 

Instagram: @minori_pantry 

In Person: Mon-Fri 6:00am-4:00pm and Sat 8:00am-2:00pm, 82 Summerland Way, Kyogle, NSW. 

Lismore – The Piggy Bank

Little sister to another Lismore favourite, The Bank Café, this hole in the wall boasts the best grab-and-go eats and treats in Lismore. Located right near our branch and head office location, it’s a frequent occurrence to walk past and spot one of our team members stocking up! 

Instagram: @piggybanklismore 

In Person: Mon-Fri 7:00am-2:00pm, 105 Molesworth St, Lismore, NSW. 

Nimbin – Armonica

This well-known wood-fire pizza spot in Nimbin is not only famous for their pizzas, their breakfast offerings and coffees are also spectacular! Our Nimbin team name this their pick for coffee in town, and regularly find excuses to indulge in their amazing pizzas too.  

Online Here

In Person: Sun, Mon, Wed 8:00am-5:30pm and Thu-Sat 8:00am-8:00pm, 50 Cullen St, Nimbin, NSW.

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