Bowerbird Collections houses Paddington’s most unique, hand crafted homewares alongside a selection of coffee, tea and even baked treats.
The store is bursting with colour, with every surface laden with timeless creations made by the talented mother and daughter duo, Peta and Ellie. Mooch around the store to find many vibrant lampshades, paintings, knick knacks and even clothing. The coffee counter sits inside the store, decorated with gorgeous glazed tiles, which were also hand crafted by Peta over the years. If you’d like to sit down to enjoy your coffee, there are small tables outside with stools.
The menu is short and sweet, featuring your typical coffee favourites, loose leaf tea blends, and Bowerbird’s own creation, Skip the Coffee. Skip the Coffee is a herbal brew that was created for those wanting to enjoy a healthier alternative to coffee and for those wanting to avoid the caffeine. We believe this brew is a Bowerbird must do.
Complementing the healthy herbal blend is a selection of gluten free and vegan treats, including a luscious date cake, ginger cookie, macadamia brownie and a vegan almond cake. The vegan almond cake is a winner with local shoppers, satisfying the need for something sweet but without feeling the guilt. The cake is also gluten free and sugar free.
Need to know – there is limited street parking outside.
Nice to know – Peta and Ellie make a majority of the goods in store, including hand painting each cup and saucer for the coffee orders.
*Opening hours correct at time of visiting in Nov 2017.
By Zoe Kirby