First look at Stockton’s container café

24 Dec 2020

Image: Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen, Café Manager Vinny Sovechles and Café Owner Nick Sovechles

Stockton residents and visitors now have a new coffee haunt to choose from for a morning pick me up as works have wrapped up on the installation of a temporary container café near Stockton Ferry Wharf called ‘Whispers on the Wharf’.

The licence has been signed by owner of Lexie’s On The Beach, Nick Sovechles, and the container café is now open for business. Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen today met with Nick Sovechles and Café Manager Vinny Sovechles for a first look at the temporary café.

Initially, the cafe was going to be a temporary home for the popular Stockton café, which vacated its beachside location following an erosion event earlier in the year. Lexie’s has since reopened at the beach in addition to taking on the container licence.

The location is ideal for a café, with Stockton’s Ferry servicing around 50,000 passengers per month and the nearby Active Hub attracting thousands each week.

During this initial 12-month licence, City of Newcastle will complete its Community Land Plan of Management, which will help determine the long-term plans for the reserve.