Right now, there is nothing more exciting than the thought of socialising and the news of fresh venues for life after lockdown. That’s why we are so thrilled that EFFIE’S will be opening very soon – and we can’t wait to try this new and long-awaited coffee shop and wine bar located right between Fairlight and Balgowlah!
Northern Beaches Local couple, Sam and Aniella Batten, are also the owners of popular Aggy’s Corner in Balgowlah, and they have been busy over the past month setting up Aggy’s little sister (literally), EFFIE’S which is the namesake of their almost 1 year old daughter.
Many locals would have visited Asian grocer Myung Dong, the previous store at this site at least once over the years. Sam saw the ‘closing down’ sign in the window and always thought the space would be a great spot for a coffee shop, something we are sure many others would have thought too!
After some investigative work Sam went directly to the owner requesting the lease to his shop and the rest is history! Sam and Aniella have put their creative interior design minds together again to design this new space however, unlike Aggy’s Corner this one is more focused on evenings, so it will be a sleek coffee shop by day and will transform into a beautiful wine bar and dining experience by night.
For drinks you’ll still be getting fan favourite Skittle Lane’s coffee beans plus Aussie based wine importer Lo-Fi wines, bringing in the small and wonderful from around the world! For food, expect classic antipasti type share plates – perfect for a local date night.
Outside trading hours EFFIE’S will be available to hire for events, seminars, birthday dinners, art exhibitions, small wedding receptions etc. and if you are looking for a marriage celebrant look no further as Aniella has this covered. Search @aniellabatten_celebrant on Instagram to find out more info. This power couple have also launched a baby and children’s clothing store so while you’re scrolling, take a look at @nuagestore_ for some gorgeous pieces.
Keep your eyes peeled for the official opening dates, as extended lockdowns are pushing this back a bit, and follow the links below to be the first to hear of any updates on EFFIE’S & the Battens other business ventures!