It was no coincidence that our first Cali Cafe was borne into the beachside suburb of Bronte. For us at Cali, Bronte has it all – cafes, sheltered natural rock pools, a wide and grassy park and of course – the beach… tis’ a true, local hangout, all year long. We’ve certainly spent many a perfect Sunday enjoying all that Bronte has to offer and we’ve listed a bunch of our ultimate fave’s for you guys to check out and hopefully enjoy on one of your Sunday’s too.
We all have those summer fitness goals, but there’s a good chance that winter might have set you back a bit. That said, we were keen to find out how to make the most out of spring to get fit for our favourite season of the year – summer! And who better to give us a heads up than qualified Pilates teacher and fitness instructor Leah Simmons. Check out the chat we had with Leah below and get yourself motivated for warmer days, just around the corner.
It’s a scientific fact that chatting to your barista in the morning has the ability to improve your mood. Seriously. A study found that the simple act of chatting to your barista in the morning could be transformed into a highly positive experience. Somewhere along the line, you’ve likely realised how much you dig your barista… they help you wake up in the morning, remember your name and always leave you in a better mood! But how do they feel about you? We sat down with Cali Double Bay barista Andy, to find out what it takes to become your barista’s favourite customer.
In four weeks time on August 13th Sydney’s city to Bondi Beach will shut down to hold the iconic City2Surf race, which attracts more than 80,000 entrants each year! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a newbie, running 14km is a challenge. So we decided to sit down with Bondi Rescue and Lifecycle Fitness’s Ryan Clark to find out his top tips in giving you a helping hand to train for the race day. Ryan is a qualified personal trainer with years of experience in the health & fitness industry and one of his primary focuses is around increasing cardio vascular fitness – perfect for anyone willing to take on the City2Surf challenge.
Switch your phone to flight mode, because we’re halfway through 2017 and it’s time to rejuvenate for the second half. Here, our carefully chosen top three retreat and spa picks are just far enough out of the big smoke to give you that ‘from where you’d rather be’ feeling, but are all near enough to enjoy over just a 2 day weekend. So, if you’re anything like us and find yourself in need of a weekend filled with pampering and perhaps even a little soul searching, let your education begin…
As part of the celebration for our Coogee cafe’s first birthday we sat down with location manager Kimmy, team leader Libby and bubbly barista Indy for a chat on all the things they love about the area and what makes Coogee such a unique beach side suburb. And as a special thank you for all of you juice and smoothie lovers out there, we’ll be ringing in the big numero uno this Saturday the 1st of April with a 2 for 1* offer on all small juices and smoothies. Simply drop into Cali Coogee between 6:30am to 5:30pm, wish the gang a ‘Happy Birthday’ and enjoy the free deliciousness!
Considering the warmer weather of late, we at Cali think it’s safe to say, that it’s going to be one hot summer for us Sydney siders. So what comes to mind when you think about summer? For us, it’s early morning swims at Sydney’s best-hidden beaches followed by ice-cold juices, smoothies and açai bowls. Since we want you guys to get the most out your summer season, we’ve done the hard work for you and collected a few of Sydney’s ‘hottest’ chill locations.
If you’ve been into a Cali Press Cafe lately you will have noticed some epic Sydney beach style prints on our walls. The photographer behind these incredible prints is Sydney based Franck Gazzola of Frothers Gallery who has been part of the CP family since shooting our first cafe opening at Bronte two years ago. Recently we had a chance to catch up with Franck for chat and a juice (of course)…
As the weekend rolls around, we all start thinking about how we are going to stock our fridges for the week ahead…right? Here at Cali, we do exactly that and that’s why we believe that for fresh, local produce there’s no better place than a farmers market. Sometimes it’s hard to get around to your local bazaar and that’s why we always have you guys covered with our cold pressed juices, smoothies and wholefoods made from top quality ingredients. But if you’re itching to use that slow cooker, you might need to pick up a few more bits and bobs… so if we’re ringing bells, how about checking out a farmers market near you this weekend!
To our excitement we’re over halfway through the final month of winter and it’s already feeling like spring has sprung in Sydney! With more sun forecast for the weekend, we’ve compiled a list of ‘must do’s’ to make the most out of your downtime.