When they're not busy working on these projects, tending to the property's fruit orchard or hanging out with their chickens, they love getting out and about exploring Rutherglen and surrounds. As lovers of a good cup (Jenna loves an iced long black or cold brew, while Josh's go-to is an oat magic), we asked them where they've found the best coffee in the region...
Image: Georgie James
Last year we made the move from inner city Melbourne to Rutherglen to be closer to family. We thought we’d miss the city, and certainly thought we’d miss the coffee! However, we’ve been pleasantly surprised with both the coffee and vibrant community.
Weekdays you’ll often find us at our local, Caffeine n Machine, where our girls have a standing order of babychinos with pink marshmallows. They're open early, the beans are local and there's plenty of space to find a perch inside and out. Otherwise you'll find us caffeinating and people watching through the big open windows at Valentines, also on Rutherglen's Main Street.
Our weekends usually involve a little road trip, a coffee in one of our favourite spots, and a fun day exploring the North East!
Here are our top five "go to" coffee shops in Rutherglen and surrounds:
Caffeine n Machine (Rutherglen)
Beans: Mansfield Coffee Merchant.
While you're there: Pick up some fresh burger buns for your weekend BBQ.
The Guard (Yackandandah)
While you're there: Hop next door for a whisky or gin flight at Backwoods Distilling and grab pastries and sourdough from Happy Baker.Tiny (Beechworth)
While you're there: Grab one of their fancy jaffles to enjoy down by Lake Sambell.
While you're there: Stick around for a satisfying lunch bowl under the leafy trees.
Hardluck Coffee (Yarrawonga)
While you're there: Stay for their all-day breakfast and lunch menu.
Banner image courtesy of Hardluck Coffee.