Blend Art Cafe

During COVID, entrepreneur and mother of two young children Amy Brent-Jones created a concept making concrete decor selling from a trailer to eventually leasing her own premises to open what is now Blend Art Cafe.

Amy has created a safe space that takes care of parents and their kids with delicious healthy food options and an art space to occupy them.

Using her own experience of being in a cafe once with her children and people looking at her as though to say ‘control your children’ spurred Amy on to make sure Blend had a kid’s corner.  Blend Art Café is a place where mums and dads can meet up with friends to have a coffee, dairy-free smoothies, chia bowls or healthy food options while their kids play or paint.

It has grown into a community cafe for many locals, business owners and people passing through.

The elderly come too and have a cup of tea, slice or even a chat with the friendly staff in a “peaceful setting”.

When Amy knew she couldn’t run the shop all by herself she hired a few local teenagers to work for her. Her loving and hardworking nature has attracted a great group of young people who work hard and take pride in their work.

The café has not come without its challenges, and there have been plenty.

Amy’s ‘never give up’ attitude and willingness to change things up has Blend still here.

In the past six months Amy has had to think outside the box and create other streams of income and the ‘eat, sip and paint’ for any age groups has expanded to include kid’s parties, team building events for businesses, neon parties after hours,  Christmas work parties, art therapy for couples, individuals, friends and families or just something great and therapeutic to do whilst hanging out with people you love.

Amy’s passion for children also had her reach out to local day care centres to offer lunch deliveries for their staff. Amy never stops creating and looking to see how she can best serve the community or collaborate with others.

“It has been so great to see new faces come in and try our offerings including our local tradies, new businesses, mums and many more,” she says.

“We are so grateful for the support of our community and those who travel to us as far as the Hibiscus Coast. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our place a place to stop at, say ‘hi’, support and enjoy our sip ‘n’ paint and our delicious food.”

Check out Blend Art Café, come on in and enjoy the new menu where there’s something for everyone from yummy smoothies, breakfast bowls, loaded avocado on sourdough toast, ham and cheese toasties and more.

Pre-order if you don’t have time to wait. Call 027 BLEND NZ for more information.