Central Season’s Café now open
Harjeet Sembhi puts the ‘bar’ in barista. The 26-year-old basketball fanatic has recently switched from mixing drinks to making coffees, and he’s now the head barista at Seasons Café’s newest location – the site of the new Barwon Water building, in Ryrie Street.
During his time as a bartender, Harjeet learned to love coffee: the smells, the art, and the taste and it inspired him to pursue the barista life as a profession. Now he’s “addicted”!
Harjeet beams as he explains the amazing feedback around the new Seasons Café coffee in its first few weeks of operation. “The coffee blend we’re using now is perfect; it’s mild, it’s not strong,” he says. “The variety of people that we attract with this coffee is huge: young and old. Everybody loves it and this blend is perfect for the palate.”
This is Seasons Café’s third location in Geelong, complementing its cafe in Douro St, North Geelong and the Eastern Hub in McKillop St, East Geelong. The cafes are owned and operated by Karingal St Laurence and provide supported employment for people with a disability.
Harjeet knew about Karingal St Laurence’s involvement with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and feels privileged to be able to work within such a space. “It’s very entrusting, to be honest, because working with people with a disability requires a lot of skill and a lot of patience and that’s kind of a learning curve for me.”
Pop in for coffee or cake at Seasons Café Central Geelong. Open 7am - 3pm weekdays, closed weekends.
Phone: 5245 1777
Address: Barwon Water Building, 61-67 Ryrie Street, Geelong