As you head into Holloways Beach you will find District Café, a fresh, bright, and funky espresso bar where you can sample some of the region’s best local produce. Not only can you recharge your batteries with a coffee and a jaffle, but it is also a workspace where you can recharge your devices and work in air-conditioned comfort to boot.
Owner Alex Murray has created a venue where small businesses can highlight their products for locals and visitors to Holloways Beach. “Our ethos is to collaborate with small FNQ producers so we can serve delicious food, coffees and other refreshments with exceptional service and, of course, a welcoming smile,” says Alex.
With more than sixteen years in the hospitality industry, thirteen of those running a successful restaurant, Alex wanted to find a way to improve her own work-life balance whilst raising her two young children and assist small businesses in the region she had been working with over the years to get their product out for all to enjoy.
Two years ago, her vision came to fruition with the opening of District Café. “The name District was perfect, as we only use produce and ingredients from the Cairns region,” Alex says.
“Using local cheese, pepper, milk, meats, coconut oil and, of course, coffee beans, just adds such wonderful flavours to our dishes. I am proud to support our local producers and the quality is second to none.”
Where items are not locally available, such as the almond and oat milks used in their coffees, Alex has found producers not too far from home and will only stock and use Australian products. They have also teamed up with Plastic Free Cairns for a sustainable cafe culture.
District Café’s menu boasts a range of jaffles that are next level, with mouth-watering combinations of smoked chorizo, cheeses and relishes bursting with FNQ flavour. Locals have fallen in love with the new cafe, stopping in daily for their coffee and jaffle fix. Busy workers have taken to the time-saving text-ahead system, starting their day with a caffeine kick as they collect their coffee on their way to work. You can even have your coffee delivered to your car if you prefer.
For those who work on the road, District Café is a perfect office space to stay a step ahead of their workload. Workstations are set up with USB and power points available, complemented with free wi-fi. Locals who work from home also love to come into District Cafe for a few hours, enjoying a chance to get out of the house, find inspiration in the beautiful mountain views and work distraction free.
District Café is a unique coffee and dining experience for the whole family to enjoy. Any item on the menu can be changed to suit any dietary requirements and with a plenty of kid-friendly options, they can enjoy their own favourites whilst you relax and enjoy yours.
Holloway's Beach, 149-153 Holloway Beach Rd, Rd QLD 4878
0490 118 464