Between buzz cuts and caffeine, Glenelg’s new café within a barber shop is sure to have you buzzing.
A Cup of Sunny has just opened in the Royal Moody barber shop’s new Rose Street location.
The café offers a variety of coffees made by co-owner Sunny Jang, who long worked as a barrista. Sunny serves up coffees, hot chocolates, and iced teas in a traditional style, and some with a Korean spin, as inspired by her upbringing. Customers can order their coffee with almond, oat, soy, or cow’s milk.
There are also rotating pastries on offer, such as locally made Madeleines, danishes, croissants, and cupcakes. Guests can dine in at the window bar or outdoor seating, or they can grab their sweet treats to go.
Although the café is situated in the popular Royal Moody, and customers of the barber shop are more than welcome to grab treats while they get their hair cut, A Cup of Sunny is open for everyone.
Jang and her partner Glen Watson, who owns the Royal Moody and A Cup of Sunny with Jang, decided to add the café into the barber shop, which had previously been on Jetty Road for about three years, when they moved to Rose Street because they wanted to create something unique.
“There isn’t a café slash barber shop down this way, so we’re giving the community something different,” Watson says.
“I’ve been dreaming of opening my own shop with my boyfriend for a while,” Jang says. “Rose Street is a beautiful, easy street.”
The novelty of the space is furthered by frequent live music by local bands, DJs, and music producers. Groups come into the barber shop / café to perform for customers and clients, and the Royal Moody streams them on their social platforms as well.
“We started it during COVID to give DJs a place to express themselves,” Watson says.
“We have the facilities to showcase local talent, so we started our ‘Closer’ music project to bring people closer together with other creatives.”
“It’s really a socialising hub,” Jang says.
The coffee shop aspect of the multipurpose space will soon get some upgrades, with menu items such as sausage rolls, pasties, and kombucha on the horizon.
Find A Cup of Sunny on Instagram here.
Find the multipurpose space at 1B Rose Street, Glenelg.