Special Branch Collective is a gorgeous coffee, antiques, homewares and plant store in an historic shop in the country town of Marburg.
Special Branch Collective is located within the owner's father's shop – Scottish Yard Antiques, making this café a family venture.
The café turned shop interior is laden with antique goods, local art and homewares, whilst outdoors is abundant with colourful potted plants sourced from the family nursery – Green Cloud Nursery. Seating can be found outside the store, or coffee and snacks can be taken away.
Peruse the antiques in the adjoining store for a few fantastic finds – it’s like walking through a museum of treasures.
Dancing Bean coffee is on the menu, as well as tea and Milla cordial. Grab a Milla cordial in one of four flavours for a delightful taste of the Australian bush (think rosella, lemon myrtle and Kakadu plum). Milla cordials are all natural and organic, brewed in Orange, NSW.
Whilst coffee is the focus, there is a few snacks on hand at SBC that are sourced from local baker, Baked by Brooke. Her salted caramel melting moment with a peanut butter filling is a must try.
Need to know – Free street parking is available outside the café and shop.
By Zoe Kirby