Magic Bean of Chin­chilla’s cof­fee scene

Chinchilla News - - LIFE / COMMUNITY -

A YEAR on from first open­ing its doors, the Pur­ple Bean Cafe has a lot to cel­e­brate.

Sarah John­son has taken over own­er­ship from BJ and Warren Erb who es­tab­lished the busi­ness as a suc­cess­ful meet­ing place, cof­fee shop, Chris­tian book­shop and venue in the thriv­ing Chin­chilla res­tau­rant and cafe scene.

“BJ had a vi­sion for the cafe as a place where peo­ple could have a cof­fee, meet up with a friend and en­joy the se­lec­tion of books,” Ms John­son said.

“I would like to carry on with BJ’s vi­sion (which also in­cluded) hav­ing some acous­tic nights at the Bean.”

Among the ex­cit­ing new changes at the Pur­ple Bean has been the re­cent com­ple­tion of ren­o­va­tions, the ar­cade be­ing re­fur­bished with booths, new tables and chairs, as well as a kids area for par­ents and bubs, and new floor­ing and air-con­di­tion­ing.

The new ex­ten­sions have meant the Bean can now hold func­tions, which they have al­ready had for the Ro­tary Club and the West­ern Downs Com­mu­nity Church Ladies.

“The Pur­ple Bean has wel­comed peo­ple of all ages; we have chil­dren, fam­i­lies (and) older gen­er­a­tion area ready to read.

“The Pur­ple Bean would like to con­tinue to pro­vide gluten free, di­ary free and some nut free food op­tions for those in the pub­lic that can not eat cer­tain foods due to al­ler­gies.

“The meals at the bean are light meals to ac­com­pany a cof­fee or fresh smoothie.”

The Pur­ple Bean is open from 5.30am-5pm Mon­day to Fri­day and 8am-1pm on Satur­day.

The Pur­ple Bean is lo­cated on 32 Mid­dle St, Chin­chilla, next to Your Phar­macy Chin­chilla.

Con­tact the Pur­ple Bean on 4662 7471.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

IN GOOD HANDS: The Pur­ple Bean Cafe’s owner Sarah John­son with BJ Erb.

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