Spotlight Series - Poco Cafe, Aeroglen
Tell us a bit about your business; what sets it apart from the rest?
Poco Cafe is a spanking new neighbourhood cafe located in a character filled shop in Aeroglen. We offer an all day breakfast, brunch and lunch menu with a Spanish twist, hence the name ‘Poco.’ We are a little bit Spanish and we have a little, intimate space. All of our dishes are made on site (including cakes and pastry items), using local produce where possible. Think baked eggs with crispy serrano and chorizo, empanadas, a range of tortas, slow cooked shredded beef cheek nachos with pumpkin seed salsa, Portuguese tarts… We also have amazing coffee!
Favourite White Whale blend or bean?
Our staff vote count is 2 for Beach House, 1 for Riptide. We are keen to try the single origin Timor-Leste beans too.
What do you like most about working with White Whale?
WW tick all the boxes for us: local, friendly, socially conscious, delicious coffee, and they provide great support.
What do you find to be the most difficult and most rewarding parts about working in the hospitality industry?
The early mornings - although our last venture was owning a winery so at least we don’t have to go out at dawn and prune in the depths of winter! We love creating delicious food and making people happy.
When you’re not at work, what do you most enjoy doing with your free time?
We can often be found walking along the Arrow tracks or on a beach somewhere. If we have any energy left on the weekends after working and transporting aspiring soccer players around, we might also head out for a feed and some live music.
What plans do you have for your business in the future?
Being only 3 weeks in, our aim is to not only survive but thrive. We are finding our way at the moment with our hours and menu but expect these to expand in the not too distant future. We want the Cairns community to love our fresh Mediterranean menu and chilled vibe.