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Coffee and cuddles on the menu as GAP Café enters a new era

By Andrew Copley

Rachel Yeo moved into the café over the Easter break and started trading on 23 April. Here she answers a few questions for Greyhound Monthly Victoria.

Q. Why did you apply for the position of managing the GAP Cafe?
I saw an opportunity to be a part of something very unique and a business with a lot of potential.

Q. Have you run (or worked at) any other cafes or restaurants previously, and if so which ones?
I run an event consulting business (Amaryllis Events) that operates a pop up cafe as one of its services. Mostly we work at markets, corporate events and private parties. We did our first full scale Café Activation last year with Victoria University in the University Arcade on Flinders St. under our Rachel’s Room Brand (which is the same brand I’m connecting to The GAP Cafe).

Q. Will the menu remain the same?
Some menu items will stay the same/similar, but we will be trialling lots of new things to find out what everyone loves.

Q. Can we expect any other changes to the café?
Nothing too dramatic…physically the space is great. We will be looking to have more events and encourage people to come & celebrate their Gotcha Days with us. We are also going to be offering catering – themes for which will be available soon.

Q. Have you had anything to do with greyhounds previously?
I’ve known a few greyhounds, but I have never worked with them directly. I love all dogs and can’t think of a better way to spend day than with coffee & puppy cuddles.

Rachel has been quick
to set up an email address for the café