Zarraffa’s Hits New South Wales

Our first store south of the border signals major expansion, bringing with it a unique Aussie-born coffee experience to a whole new market of java lovers.

Zarraffas Belmont

The brand-new Belmont North store is located on the picturesque shores of Lake Macquarie, renowned for its protected waterways, boating enthusiasts and much-loved coffee culture.

When new store franchisees Trent Moody and Oliver Humphry open the doors in mid-December they will achieve two firsts: the first Zarraffa’s store in New South Wales and the first as part of the Zarraffa’s Area Developer concept.

The pair also bring with them extensive coffee knowledge and operational know-how, having both worked through the barista ranks and were previous store managers.

Zarraffa’s Founder Kenton Campbell said he was extremely proud to see the duo’s dream of owning a store come to fruition and that they have both worked tirelessly to build the franchise businesses of other owners, while still maintaining the dream to one day run their very own store.

“We have always placed high value on upskilling and bringing people through the system; furnishing them with the opportunity to create a sustainable living by doing what they love,” he said.
With 76 stores in Queensland and Western Australia so far, the expansion into New South Wales is the next move in Zarraffa’s plans to be the number one coffee provider in Australia and New Zealand.

“We are beyond thrilled to be taking our next steps, after building this business steadily with some incredible franchisee partners for over 20 years.”

“We now are on the cusp of major strategic expansion in our core territories of Queensland and Western Australia, with this first of a number of new opportunities in New South Wales, moving eventually to Victoria and New Zealand.”

Trent and Oliver have relocated to Belmont from Zarraffa’s base on the Gold Coast and are confident the greater Newcastle area will respond favourably to Zarraffa’s brand of coffee.

“We’ve both spent lots of time researching the local market and are awed by the local coffee culture,” explains Trent.

“I was lucky enough to be a part of the launch of the Zarraffa’s brand in Townsville and the reception for well-made, individualised coffee, available to dine in or drive thru, was phenomenal,” he says.

“It’s all about giving people their time back; whether it be through convenience to get them on their way or the opportunity to take time out and relax – we know our product and service will deliver.”

Trent has another reason to be grateful for a day surrounded by quality coffee.

“It was always a great business to be in with 5am starts, but my partner and I recently became parents to a baby girl and I’ve discovered that broken sleep and late nights can generally be dulled with a coffee, or two across the day,” he jokes.

Zarraffa’s Belmont is scheduled to open on Friday 15th December and is located at 397 Pacific Motorway Belmont North, just adjacent to Bunnings Warehouse.

Did you know …
Lake Macquarie is Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lagoon, and is twice as large as Sydney Harbour?


Go Bananas With Zarraffa’s Banoffee Fusion

A new taste sensation will sweep through Zarraffa’s Coffee stores this summer with a limited time cold fusion offering – the Banoffee Fusion.

A delicious combination of espresso, chocolate, banana and toffee, topped with freshly whipped banana cream, biscuit bits and caramel fudge, the new Banoffee Fusion has arrived at Zarraffa’s, just in time for those hot summer days.

Just like a deconstructed Banoffee pie, the cold beverage is a layered drink, rich in flavour and sure to please fans of banana and toffee everywhere.

Zarraffa’s Founder, Kenton Campbell, said he was a huge fan of the Banoffee flavour profile so when the time came to come up with the summer drink, Banoffee was the perfect fit.

“If you love banana-flavoured anything, you won’t be able to go past our Banoffee Fusion,” enthused Kenton. “But the secret is the biscuit bits which give it a scrumptious crunch!”

For Zarraffa’s Z Card™ members, there is something extra with a purchase of the new drink.

With a swipe of a Zarraffa’s loyalty card when purchasing the NEW Banoffee Fusion customers will automatically be entered in the draw to WIN an incredible year’s worth of Zarraffa’s Coffee.

Anyone can join the rewards program at any time, simply drop into any Zarraffa’s Coffee store and pay the $7.50 one-time joining fee and start taking advantage of all the benefits straight away.

Members receive exclusive benefits, such as earning $Z on in store purchases – redeemable on any Zarraffa’s beverage.

Add to your Zarraffa’s experience with a myriad of menu options. Try the Smashed Avo or maybe some toasted coconut loaf, a ham and cheese Ciabatta or Raspberry Cheesecake.

With Zarraffa’s freshly introduced food menu – available for brekkie, lunch or that naughty afternoon sweet – customers can enjoy an array of scrumptious foods to accompany their Banoffee Fusion. Zarraffa’s Coffee is open in over 76 locations around Queensland, Northern New South Wales and Western Australia.

Go bananas today with the limited-time offering, the Banoffee Fusion. Blending at your local store NOW!

Visit www.zarraffas.com to find your local store, for more information on becoming a Zarraffa’s Z Card® member or for the yummy food menu.


Drive Thru Coffee for Bundy

After searching for the perfect drive thru location, Zarraffa’s Coffee will open its doors in Bundaberg next week, adjacent Sugarland Shopping Centre.

Celebrating 20 years in retail this year, the Aussie-owned coffee franchise chain, has found the ideal location to set up its first drive thru in the town and is keen to start serving its unique style of coffee to locals.

The store will be corporately owned and run by Zarraffa’s and is primed to meet the high demand for the Queensland based coffee brand, and will be located on the busy Takalvan Street.

“We have seen a lot of love for a new Bundy store, especially on social media, since the previously closest store in Bargara closed some years back,” said Managing Director Kenton Campbell.

“It’s really been down to finding the right site, and for a time, the right franchisee but once we settled on the location I decided we couldn’t hold off any longer and took it on as a corporate store.”

30 people have been employed to run and manage the store and the whole team is keen to welcome locals to a new range of hot and cold drinks, tasty, easy food options and drive thru and dine in service.

“That’s the beauty of what we can offer at our drive thru stores; the convenience of getting in and out and quickly on your way, or the opportunity to pop in for a relaxing drink and something to eat – the choice is up to the customer.”

Mr Campbell said that Zarraffa’s has been working on its food offering for the past 2 years and there is always something delicious to snack on for customers across the day.

“From our ZBR (Zarraffa’s Brekkie Roll), to our raisin toast, Zed Bread, Smashed Avo or cake selection; from dawn to late evening we have it covered.”

The new store will be open from 5am to 10pm daily, serving people on the way to and from work and across the day, 7 days a week.

“It’s becoming standard for a lot of our stores to be able to cater to tradies and emergency workers, or mums and dads on school pick up and drop offs, commuters, people wanting to meet up with friends or conduct a work meeting – we’re open to suit.”

The other point of difference that Zarraffa’s is famed for is that their drinks are all about individual taste.

“We are big on customising – from size, to strength, flavour and temperature – we’ll cater wherever possible to make your individually perfect cup of coffee, every time.”

Zarraffa’s Coffee Sugarland (Drive Thru) is located – 115/119 Takalvan St Avoca, 4670.
Opening hours:         5am – 10pm, seven days a week