Coffee shop to open in bustling marketplace

Published 9:00am 20 January 2023

Coffee shop to open in bustling marketplace
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

A popular coffee shop from Sandgate will soon have a second home here in Moreton Bay, with the owners signing a lease to move into the recently renovated Woody Point Marketplace.

Esther Allen, who owns Capulet and Co, says she is excited to expand her business and focus on selling quality food and coffee to locals here on the peninsula.

“We have always looked at opening a second café that is a little more niche and really focuses on our specialty coffee, which is roasted by Tim Adams from the Sunshine Coast,” Esther says.

“We will be calling this store Capulet Espresso as it will have a smaller, more condensed menu.

“We will still offer a cabinet menu with tasty things like toasties, sweets and croissants – they are staples you just can’t go without!

“We will also be selling our ice-cold coffee that we brew and bottle in house - that is one of our best sellers.

“Being a small business, we also like to support other small businesses, so we will be looking to stock goodies from local suppliers from the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and Brisbane.”

Coffee shop to open in bustling marketplace

Work on the fitout begins

Construction has already begun on fitting out the new store, with Esther hoping to pour the first cups of coffee for customers next month.

“The tradies have started with building the inside which is exciting,” Esther explains.

“We are hoping to open mid to late February, but that will depend on the tradies and materials.

“Opening a second store is a little daunting, but we are also really excited. Building something from scratch is fun because you get to put what you want in there.”

The store will look a little different to the Sandgate store.

Instead of having exposed brick and t-shirts hanging on the walls, the new shop in Woody Point will be painted white to replicate the façade of the building, and feature lots of light timbers and greenery.

Coffee shop to open in bustling marketplace

Excitement builds on social media

Earlier this month Capulet and Co shared a video on their Instagram page showing a car driving over the Houghton Highway Bridge and down to King Street, where the Woody Point Marketplace is located.

The video had more than 300 likes from excited locals and loyal customers.

“We already have a lot of customers from around the Woody Point area that come here to Sandgate, and they have told us that they are really excited to have us open,” Esther says.

“In addition, our Sandgate locals, who have always supported us, especially during Covid, are also keen to go and check out the new store.”

You can follow Capulet and Co, plus their new shop Capulet Espresso by following them on Instagram.

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