KIOSK: The team behind Byron Bay’s newest cafe, from left, Jerome Sullivan, Jodi Van Der Linden, Catherine Timpson and Peter Pedaci.
KIOSK: The team behind Byron Bay’s newest cafe, from left, Jerome Sullivan, Jodi Van Der Linden, Catherine Timpson and Peter Pedaci.

Tiny cafe the latest addition to Bay's tourism toolkit

WHAT used to be a council tool shed at the end of the bus interchange in Byron Bay has taken on a new life as Kiosk, the newest cafe in town.

Kiosk is an initiative of the Byron Visitors Centre and it is celebrating its one-week anniversary.

Sitting in this prime location, manager Catherine Timpson and barista Peter Pedaci are the new welcoming faces of the town.

More than 200 people pass through the visitors centre every day, with the new cafe as their first point of call when they get off the interstate buses that pull up outside.

The whole enterprise was started on behalf of the visitors centre, and board member Jerome Sullivan and manager Jodi Van Der Linden complete the Kiosk team.

"This was a wasted space for a long time where it was used as a council storage shed," Mr Sullivan said.

Aside from the usual espresso from local coffee roaster Bun Coffee, the Kiosk will soon be selling Cold Drip Coffee.

"We also offer a unique deal to our community workers where if they show us their official ID, they get half-price coffee," Mr Sullivan said.

The whole space around the visitors centre has recently undergone a much- needed revamp, thanks to the council's Better Byron Crew.

"It's all about making the area more welcoming for visitors and locals," Mr Sullivan said.

Barista Peter has had an interesting first week, watching business pick up and meeting the locals.

"I came here from Italy two months ago and I hope to make Byron Bay my home," he said.


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