Red rock cafe Red Rock Café is coming to Melbourne’s west, and it’s getting its own cafe.
It’s not just a cafe, but a community centre, with a focus on sustainability.
Red Rock Cafe was created by the founders of Red Rock Community Centre and is currently on the lookout for new locations.
With the cafe’s new location in West Melbourne, it’s hoped to be open to the public for the first time in 2018.
“We’re a community based cafe,” Mr Kavanagh said.
“It’s the community cafe.
We’re not just about sitting at a table and having a coffee.”
The cafe will be open until September, with all patrons expected to have a seat.
The cafe has two cafe rooms with a communal table and a large bar area.
A communal area with tables and a bar The cafe’s main focus is on sustainability, Mr Kavaneagh said, with Red Rock’s new owners paying tribute to the natural beauty of the area.
“There’s so much to see, and the area is so beautiful, you can actually see everything that’s been here,” he said.
Mr Kaveragh said Red Rock was the only cafe that was sustainable, but he said there was also a “shared community benefit”.
“There are many people who don’t know the importance of sustainability in Melbourne, so we thought that was a great opportunity to put our name on it,” he explained.
Mr Karavanegh said the cafe would provide a space for those who wanted to learn more about sustainable living.
“Our cafe is not just an opportunity to learn about sustainable ways of living,” he added.
“People who want to do a little bit of research into sustainable living and sustainability, we’re going to make sure that there’s information that’s available.”
Red Rock will be the first of its kind in Melbourne and it’ll be the new venue for the cafe, with more locations planned.
It is the latest in a number of projects to tackle sustainability, with the community centre’s other cafe, Red Rock Kitchen, opening this month.
Mr Henson said the new cafe was a “really important step” in the cafe community.
“This is an area that is very vulnerable to climate change, and we’ve got a very, very small window of opportunity,” he told the ABC.
The café’s first location will be in a strip mall at the corner of Swanston and Strathfield Streets, with plans for more locations to come.
Mr McLean said he was looking forward to getting to know the Red Rock community.