It’s a quirky little café with a colourful character reflecting the image of owners, Jonty Reason and partner Donna Johnstone who have placed their aesthetic stamp on Leaf & Bean Coffee Lounge in Mornington.
With a tasteful chocolate brown and lime green colour palette (look out for the stripey lime green and chocolate awnings!) Jonty & Donna proudly serve Jasper Coffee, premium teas by SereniTEA and Velvetino real hot chocolate which can be savoured with a selection from a menu gathered from their many travels to different corners of the world. Leaf & Bean is also Licensed.
To differentiate themselves from ‘just another coffee shop’ Jonty & Donna provide board games imprinted in the tables. So whether you play Chess, Snakes & Ladders or Draughts or just want to sit back and relax with a choice of ‘racked’ magazines and newspapers, is up to you.
Jonty is no stranger to the world of entertainment. Before moving to God’s Own Country, (the Mornington Peninsula), he attended the Arts Educational School in the UK, produced movies, which won awards in LA and at the Cannes Film Festival, fulfilled acting rôles in the West End, and was involved in Repertory Theatre, which is just the tip of the iceberg.
Jonty came out of semi-retirement to start up his business which is just over one year old and thriving. “It’s hard work but I loves it.” He says with conviction.
Leaf & Bean will present Jazz guitarists Jake Flynn & Liam Clapp to perform live next Sunday 14 April at 3pm. Free entry with food and drink at bar prices. Relax in big lounges and chill to the music.
Leaf & Bean caters for all casual drinking and dining experiences. Whether you want to enjoy a quick or leisurely breakfast, stop for a coffee, a light lunch with friends, an afternoon ‘pick me up’ or a drink on your way to the movies, this café has it all.
Come visit Leaf & Bean, 53 Main Street, Mornington. Ph 5975 2403.
Open 8.30am – 6.30pm daily
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Leaf & Bean is a proud sponsor of RPP FM.
Pictured: Jonty and partner Donna at Leaf & Bean Mornington
Words by Debra Mar