“Some day, that would make a great little coffee shop.”
And that, says owner Jess Chisari-Sneeuwjagt, is how new Floreat corner cafe Someday Coffee got its name.
Chisari-Sneeuwjagt owns the cafe with husband Joel Sneeuwjagt and long-time friend and hospitality consultant, Courtney James-Smith. Collectively, the trio shares a wealth of industry experience. The husband-and-wife team owns Stimulatte and James-Smith is a part-owner of Mexican restaurant chain, Guzman Y Gomez. Living in the area helped Jess and Joel realise the corner’s potential as a local hub.
“This area was a little forgotten,” says Joel. “We wanted to make a community style cafe and it seems a lot of people know each other already.”
In its 40-year history the space has been a butcher, a fish and chip shop and a Thai restaurant. The new cafe is helping bring people into this small Floreat hub, including families and long-time residents of the area.
Accessibility and approachability define the Someday menu with the kitchen offering a diverse spread ranging from granola and Buddha bowls, to burgers, carrot hummus and avocado toast. Takeaway food items are also available, including wraps, gourmet pies and spanakopita.
Beans are supplied by Perth-based Micrology Coffee Roasters. Hailed by Joel as the “Rolls Royce” of coffee machines, a Slayer Steam machine is on its way from Seattle and features technology that creates drier, hotter steam that can be more easily controlled.
“You get a more silky texture with the milk,” says Joel. “It’s flawless.”
Smoothies, traditional milkshakes, Kommunity Brew Kombucha and Pressed Earth juices are also available. In a gesture that is starting to become more common in Perth, complimentary still or sparkling water is offered to customers.
Lazarus Studios is behind the cafe’s retro look. Between its terrazzo tables, white-washed American oak and splashes of pink, the inviting space has something of a 70s Californian milk-bar feel.
“With our demographic of young families and older people, we didn’t want anything too clinical,” says Jess. “We wanted warmth and the snippets of pink adds that.”
On the wall, two striking photos by local photographer James Whineray fall seamlessly into place with the blushes of pink in one photo juxtaposing the dark stormy greys in the other.
In the coming months, the team hopes to open a few evenings a week for dinner.
Someday Coffee Co
445 Cambridge Street, Floreat
0422 777 558
Mon to Fri 6.30am–4.00pm
Sat to Sun 7.00am–3.00pm