Bayswater: Popular cafe tbsp. installs first on-street parklet on King William Street

Bayswater: Popular cafe tbsp. installs first on-street parklet on King William Street

BAYSWATER cafe tbsp. has installed the town centre’s first on-street parklet for brunch lovers to indulge in matcha lattes and brisket benedicts in sunlight.

The cafe on King William Street launched the on-street parklet located between the cafe and Finance 365 yesterday.

It is the first on-street parklet in the Bayswater Town Centre.

There are 11 chairs, two tables and a bench for customers to experience outdoor dining at the venue for the first time.

Robert Williams (Manager, tbsp.), Cr Giorgia Johnson (City of Bayswater) and Mayor Dan Bull (City of Bayswater). tbsp. has installed the first parklet in Bayswater. The City of Bayswater joint funded the parklet with the cafe through its Placemaking Seed Funding program. Picture: David Baylis d489031

The parklet is joint-funded by the cafe and the City of Bayswater.

Co-owner Han Ji said it was fantastic to see the completed parklet, after coming up with the idea a year ago.

“I think with the addition of some planters, an umbrella which we are going to get this week; I think it is going to look really good,” he said.

“We were the only place on the strip that doesn’t have outdoor seating.

“I always see people bring their dogs and pets out – being a big dog lover myself, I don’t have one so I like it when customers bring their dogs.

“Generally, people would look to be outside as well.”

He said while there were advantages and disadvantages of the parklet, he hoped to work with other businesses in order for the whole suburb to enjoy the parklet.

Mayor Dan Bull said after community group Baysie Rollers launched its mobile parklet earlier this year, he was excited to see the new one.

“The community told us that parklets were something they wanted see as a way to activate the street, so I’m thrilled that we have been able to work with local businesses to make this happen,” he said.

“I would like to thank the team at tbsp. for working with the City on this exciting project that will help activate King William Street and encourage people to stay longer.

“Planter boxes built by Bayswater Men’s Shed are also being installed and will be filled with waterwise native plants, giving the street a lift before the busy holiday season.”