Okere Falls Store

Calling an old petrol station home, Okere Falls Store is a delicious combination of old meets new, where those who like a bit of nostalgia with their lunch will not be disappointed.

Making waves with their unwavering approach to sustainability, don’t expect to find any Coca-Cola, plastic straws or single-use plastic bags here, Okere Falls Store team are big on walking the talk when it comes to giving our environment a helping hand. Instead try out something from the Good Buzz, Almighty Juice or Phoenix range if it’s a fizzy drink you’re after. On offer too are ‘boomerang cups’ an initiative where customers vying for the takeaway option can switch out their usual compostable cup for a ceramic one of their choice - and simply return it next time they’re in store. There’s gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options galore on the menu here, so if you’re in for lunch it’s hard to go past the pumpkin smash or the kimcheese toastie - plus pair it with something tasty from the smoothie menu and you’ll be good to hit the road again ASAP.

Supermarket feeling like a big mission to get to? This café and eatery also has key grocery items in store - get your milk, butter, cheese, meat, canned goods or cleaning products here. The little bar out the back makes for a tucked away place to enjoy a cold one, and with plenty of big picnic tables to sit at and grounds to explore, Okere Falls Store is a neat option for those with small humans too. Try out the compostable loo out back for a toilet experience that ticks all the boxes when it comes to sustainability.

Holiday-makers, commuters and those who just want a break from city life can all be found at the little oasis on State Highway 33, where if it’s beer, espresso, pies or those essential grocery items you’re after, this little gem covers all bases.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs