For years, Cocco Café has been a culinary staple on Geelong’s famed Ryrie Street. In recent times however, with the café boom currently in force in the Geelong area, Cocco had succumbed to rising competition… until now.
With new owner Juliet Taafe taking the reigns in the understated eatery, she brings with it a wealth of knowledge in the food and beverage industry. Having worked in the hospitality for over fifteen years, Juliette is under no illusions as to what she wants to bring to the area.
“I want Cocco to be a place for everyone,” she says. “We want to be known for good coffee, great food and even better service.”
With industry-renowned coffee, delectable ready-to-go snacks and a varied breakfast and lunch menu, this café has really started to hit its straps in providing a warm and inviting experience to even the pickiest brunchers. But for Juliet, this is just the beginning.
“We have some really exciting plans for the future,” she remarks. “We will be revamping the menu shortly to offer your café classics, but we also want to provide some healthier options including salad bowls and some dishes with an Asian twist.”
But with a generous liquor license for the business, the re-imagining doesn’t stop at the delicious food on offer.
“We also will be incorporating a wine list that boasts some of the best local and international wines currently in season,” she says. “As well as an assortment of craft beers and a list of cocktail favourites. We want people to be able to come along after work, have a glass of pinot and enjoy a charcuterie platter with your friends to wind down.”
Acquiring Cocco Café has been a dream come true for Juliet, who has dreamed of owning her own establishment her whole life. With the calm and inviting nature of the venue, it is easy to see why its popularity is starting to rise in the Geelong region.
Offering delivery to businesses in the Geelong CBD, Cocco is re-establishing itself as an integral part of Geelong’s café landscape… and what a welcome sight it is.
Cocco is located at 210 Ryrie Street, Geelong and is open Sunday – Thursday 7:30am to 5:00pm, and Friday – Saturday 7:30am to 10:00pm.
Written by Daniel Jubb