MANDURAH’S first stunning, yet crafty, ceramic café – 3 Hearts – is open.
It is the passion project of Vanessa and Anthony Chambers, who moved to the area two years ago.
The couple previously lived in England and brought the concept to Mandurah.
“We’ve had our heart set on this for a long time,” Vanessa said.
“It’s very therapeutic. Not everyone is an artist and people think they have to draw something, but it’s all about the abstract at the moment.
“I say just go with it, don’t think about it.”
The coffee shop “stimulates the senses” there’s the smell of coffee, relaxing music, Scandinavian style décor, paints and gorgeous views outside.
“A lot of people love handmade,” Vanessa said.
“Budding artists come in, but kids play.
“It’s really true to our hearts.”
The café is an extension of Vanessa’s hobbies, she enjoys painting ceramics and making pottery on a wheel.
While Anthony is passionate about good organic fair-trade coffee
“We want to bring back communication with people,” Vanessa said.
“This is a therapeutic café, sometimes in cafés parents say here have an iPad but here the kids can paint.
“It’s nice for parents they can have five minutes for themselves.”
Since opening 3 Hearts has had a baby shower, kids birthday parties, seniors and mother’s groups.
“We’re versatile, there’s no rules here,” Vanessa said.
“The workshops are getting popular, we had a Christmas one and the feedback was amazing.
“Ceramics cafés are all over Europe, UK and Canada, they are a happy place for everyone.”
Vanessa’s background is beauty and she’s stocked the shop with vegan organic skincare.
3 Hearts also sell specialty sweets and raw treats, and will be doing granola bowls in the future.
Prices for ceramic pieces start at $10 with the most expensive at $36. Then it’s $6 for glazing.
For more information visit their Facebook page.