UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to a lack of volunteer availability, Café 641 will no longer be able to open Saturdays. The Café remains open Mon-Fri mornings.
Saturday mornings are already looking brighter with Café 641 at the Bundaberg Regional Library re-opening on Saturday mornings from this weekend.
Café 641 is run by volunteers from Bundaberg Health Services Foundation and has been operating from Monday to Friday since reopening on the back of the COVID.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said it was great to see the café opening on Saturday, providing a fantastic service for the community to enjoy.
“It is wonderful that this service is available at the library, allowing people to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while they browse,” Cr Learmonth said.
“I encourage those who may not have visited the library to come down, grab a coffee and have a look around at everything on offer.
“Thank you to the fantastic volunteers who operate the café and provide us with a warm drink and bite to eat at a great venue.”
Bundaberg Health Services Foundation’s Tanya O’Shea-Drabsch is one of nine volunteers who run the café and said funds raised supported the Bundaberg Hospital.
“It is fantastic to be able to offer the café service to visitors of the Bundaberg Library to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while they pick their books, it makes for a great social outing,” Ms O’Shea-Drabsch said.
“All the money from the café goes back to the hospital so we can assist in providing funding for non-government supplied equipment as well as nursing scholarships.”
The Café now has EFTPOS available for customers and is open from 9am to noon Monday to Saturday.
There are a range of options at the café including coffee, hot chocolate, chai and tea as well as cake, muffins and biscuits.