There’s a new gal in town
Owners Omar and Josh met 20 years ago whilst overseas travelling & working in the hospitality industry. Omar is from California, with Mexican heritage, and Josh is originally from Hobart, Tas. They moved to the Dandenong Ranges 10 years ago – and fell in love with the area. They opened up Lorna Café in Ferntree Gully 3 years ago, which has seen an overwhelming response with locals and visitors to the area.
Lorna Cafe is named after Josh's grandmother, and her homemade crumpet recipe is always a staple on their menu. The property has been warmly embraced by the outer suburbs - both by locals and visitors to the Dandenong Ranges. Lorna has a Scandi fit-out paired with a modern Australian menu and serving up Industry Beans coffee. Continually rated within the top cafes in the South East suburbs.
Josh & Omar opened the doors to Maria Cafe in September 2019. Maria is named after Omar’s grandmother, and has a stronger South America/Mexican influence (due to his Mexican heritage). The café has a standout coffee menu using Industry Beans with a wide rotating selection of single origins - and a kicker cold brew!The property has a very chic interior design, using Tasmanian timbers, and Terrazzo finishes throughout, not to mention the lush greenery.
Their third cafe opened in November 2020, Nancy Eatery - located in our retail factory outlet in Pakenham. Nancy is the namesake of Josh's other Grandmother, who had an infinity with home cooking & pottery - so it is a match made in heaven. The menu takes elements of Nancy's love of cooking, mixed with a modern twist.