As a winner of the best Café in 2019 Best Bites Food Awards. Blue Mini has always valued a customer-centric approach and affordable healthy eating for all. “As a passionate Peninsula local working in hospitality and tourism for the past 30 years, it seems like a natural progression to be creating a destination café at Yawa Aquatic Centre." says owner and driving force, Tracey Fleming.
Opening in 2021, Tracey is excited to continue the Blue Mini philosophy of using local, fresh produce in healthy, creative and delicious ways. “The Inspiration for Elements draws on our vibrant coastal community and landscape; a region bordered on three sides by pristine coastal waters with a rich agricultural heart," says Tracey. “Elements will be respected not only for food quality but by an exceptional hospitality experience, driven by a customer-centric approach and affordable healthy eating for all”.
Innovation comes naturally to this talented team, with the current pandemic seeing the business pivot furiously; expanding the takeaway menu to include home-cooked meals, as well as offering a delivery service and developing their Blue Mini pantry staples range. The opportunity to renovate and restyle their space means you can browse an expanded range of local gourmet and seasonal regional produce alongside their popular range of in-house roasted coffee beans, hand blended tea, spice mixes and more. "We pride ourselves in using and showcasing local suppliers." says Tracey. "There has never been a more important time to support and buy local on the Mornington Peninsula, and we are proud to do our part.”
The Blue Mini that locals know and love will continue to trade from its Colchester Road location, and Tracey’s team of old and new faces certainly look to have assembled all the right ingredients to deliver on two exciting destination-style cafés for the Mornington Peninsula. While we wait for the new venture, the latest Blue Mini menu is available now, featuring a fusion of well-known classics and modern dishes with a twist.
Read more about Elements Eatery at Yawa, or about Blue Mini: Eatery Emporium Events