Three Figs Cafe

‘Recycle. Renew. Reuse.’

These three words have been bandied around so much that you could be mistaken for thinking they were new. Wrong! In my childhood, all our household scraps went to the chooks, and you’d find Dad tending the vegie patch at daybreak.

Our own Ecovillage at Currumbin was conceived in the late 1990s, yet we’d only recently become aware of the café which marked its entrance. 

Three Figs 1 “So, why ‘Three Figs’?” I ask Mirella Jakimoff, the cafe’s proprietor, referring to a much larger number of fig trees stretching past the cafe into the estate.

“Oh! It’s not the number of trees! It refers to the varieties,” she tells me, rattling off their botanical names.

Although only a little way into the valley, Three Figs has a country ‘away from it all’ feel. It shares the space with the Greenbird Gallery, a local art, craft and recycled goods space, which could be equally at home in a country town. Little GC glitz here!

Three Figs 3 Fittingly, the cafe is ‘green’, featuring organic goods from local producers, gluten-free locally-produced food with minimal footprint, and a small range of food made in the cafe’s own kitchen – breakfast, brunch, light lunch and cakes.

Three Figs 5 I’m partial to Bun coffee, but past my day’s coffee quota, so settle instead for a Jasmine tea by Madura. No teabag in sight. It’s the real thing!

“I wanted the cafe to be like an extension of people’s home,” Mirella says, “a comfortable loungeroom [she points to the settee inside the front door], kitchen, dining room, and view from the verandah.”

It’s relaxing, sipping, settling into the serenity of green fields shining in the afternoon light. How sublime this view would be, I realise, on a winter’s morning, with mist shrouding the valley.

“Who uses this place?” I ask.

“Bushwalking clubs, yoga classes and the catchment group…that sort of thing. We also do catering for small groups during the day and have live music once a month.”

Three Figs 6 Perhaps it’s the loose leaf tea from a teapot, noticing the easy wheelchair access, the handrail in the loo, or just the relaxed view of green…I realise that this would be a grand place to take an older relative for a cuppa or light meal; someone who’d enjoy the homely feel of this quaint café without expecting it to be something else.

After all, it’s only an older version of some of our ‘hipper’ green cafes closer to the surf.

Same theme; different vintage!

639 Currumbin Creek Rd., Currumbin Valley

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