FOR SALE: Award-winning cafe could be yours

MOVING ON: Sunshine Sunshine Espresso owners Bec (pictured) and Aaron Craig.
MOVING ON: Sunshine Sunshine Espresso owners Bec (pictured) and Aaron Craig. john mccutcheon

A LOADED brownie sits on the plate before you.

Cornetto ice-cream is upended on top, dollops of Nutella, sprinkles of nuts and gooey caramel has been poured over a warm, fudgy biscuit.

It's a share plate for the sweetest of sweet tooths, and it's just the beginning of what's on offer at Sunshine Sunshine Espresso.

Injectable donuts, with condensed milk and a honeycomb-filled syringe ready to squeeze.

Espresso made with Papua New Guinean coffee beans, roasted on site and branded with a design made by co-owner and graphic designer Aaron Craig.

The Currimundi café serving these novel treats could be yours, as owners Bec and Aaron Craig are selling their "baby", two and a half years after they opened shop.

"We started out hoping for a place other people would love," Bec said.

Sunshine Sunshine Espresso. Bec Craig.
Sunshine Sunshine Espresso. Bec Craig. john mccutcheon


"Now, when we told customers we're selling, some shed a few tears when they found out, saying 'what am I gonna do with my mornings?'

"We're really proud of the legacy we're leaving behind but we're going to the next step now."

Bec and Aaron both run other businesses - Bec in health and Aaron in art.

Sunshine Sunshine Espresso.
Sunshine Sunshine Espresso. Sunshine Sunshine Espresso

Since starting Sunshine Sunshine Espresso in 2014 they have married, had a baby, and have ordered a food truck from the UK which they plan to sell melted cheese sandwiches from.

"We've got something else to give and the coffee thing isn't our number one priority any more, so we just want someone to take it on and love it as much as we do."

The espresso bar and hub for dessert-lovers has garnered a huge following of tourists and locals after its wildly creative sweets put it on the map.

Enter the premises, which you'll find behind the Neighbourhood Park in Currimundi, and you'll be overcome with the smells of fresh-baked goods and home-roasted coffee beans.

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It won the 2014 Town Proud Award, in which the Daily's readers voted for their favourite business, Sunshine Sunshine Espresso has also ranked highly in the Daily's reader polls on the Coast's top coffee spots, and has been promoted by tourism bodies and media as a must-visit Sunshine Coast destination.

"We've got a pretty good reputation," Bec said.

"We had someone come up from Adelaide last week - he was doing a bucket list because he found out he had cancer, and he'd heard he had to go here."

She said people from overseas had even heard about Sunshine Sunshine, visiting when they were on the Coast.

The business is doing very well, Bec said, but it had also forged a place in the Currimundi community.


BEC and Aaron Craig, of Sunshine Sunshine Espresso in Currimundi.
BEC and Aaron Craig, of Sunshine Sunshine Espresso in Currimundi. Iain Curry

"I see the business as extremely abundant in ways that are more than financial," Bec said. "It's such an open space, it's a network hub.

"No matter which way you want to take it, keep going with the sweets or add savoury, there's so many options for making it your own."

She said the decision to sell did come with some sadness, but she is confident a new owner would do its legacy justice.

"We entered that business with good vibes and what felt right for us," she said. "We really want to keep the space really positive while we're selling it.

"It's rewarded us really well even, though money was never our focus."

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