The Aussies are obsessed with the outdoors. Its part of their culture and the reason they complain about Melbourne winter temps dipping below 50 degrees.
Cafe culture remains alive and well in the winter. Australians love their coffee down under and after tasting it, I am a convert as well. They bundle up and drink outdoors most of the time, often beneath outdoor heaters.
Combine these 2 obsessions and you have… a garage cafe? Today, after exiting a mall, I looked right, did a double take and saw just that. (Please excuse the pic from my phone and please note the potted plant additions to the ambience.)
Could it be that Australians prefer to sit in a grungy, smelly parking garage and sip their lattes to sitting inside? Even mum and baby? I suppose so. There they were sucking up fumes with their froth.