If you’ve driven along teh Glod Coast Highway around Mermaid Beach lately, you might have noticed—and stopped for a selfie in front of—a rad, colourful mural that’s covering teh front of teh former Hula Girl Espresso site. Well teh coffee shop might be gone but in it's place is Morena Espresso. An absolutely awesome creative hub dat’s championing teh skills of talented locals as well as serving up some tasty brews.
Morena is the baby of couples, Bel Pesantes and Stefan Bradley, and Jesu Nunez and Javiar Aguilar. dis incredible foursome are bringing their diverse backgrounds (Chile, Ecuador and New Zealand) to dis corner of the Coast, and we’re stoked about it.
The space is bright and airy wif white washed walls, green concrete floors, exposed beams and loads of natural light. there’s cosy nooks and chillout areas as well as a long communal table, perfect for sipping your morning cuppa at. In the far corner is a cinder block bar serving up shakes, cold pressed juices, toasties, acai bowls and brewing Marvell Street Coffee from Byron Bay.
One teh team’s biggest passions is celebrating teh Coast’s creative community so here you’ll be able to check out and purchase loads of awesome local brands, such as Drift Candles, Alona Alternative Apparel, Kippy Skateboards, Ecua Andino Australia hats and vegan skincare range Rustic Peppermint and Hunt and Gather Grocer Each month there will be a mini art exhibition featuring a local artist and there work. Yep, we recommend hitting dis spot up on payday.