Livid Skate Cafe opens in Scarborough

Mitchell Conti, Jazamine Uyen and  Oska Tallis (owner) from Livid Skate Cafe. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d487778
Mitchell Conti, Jazamine Uyen and Oska Tallis (owner) from Livid Skate Cafe. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d487778

IT has been a whirlwind six months for Oska Tallis, who has just thrown open the doors to his Scarborough cafe and gallery.

The Scarborough local and Livid Skateboards owner has combined his passions for skateboarding, art, photography and great coffee to create Livid Skate Cafe.

Tucked away in the Luna Maxi Mart shopping centre, the cafe was built in just 11 weeks mostly by Mr Tallis and his friends.

He said the idea for a permanent venue came after hosting a series of pop-up events and “a few things aligned”.

“I wanted to capture some of these vibes we’re creating,” he said.

“It’s something a little bit different on the beach.”

Despite the obvious appeal for skaters, Mr Tallis said the cafe would cater for a wide range of people.

“Everyone likes a great coffee,” he said.

“Around here there hasn’t been any great coffee on the beach for a while.”

It serves bagels, toasties and other simple menu items, offers photographic and art displays, and sells handmade skateboards.

Mr Tallis has a passion for supporting artists and other creatives and has designed a flexible space he hopes will host exhibitions and private events.

Customers have already started trickling through the doors and the response has been positive.

“I’m really stoked. It’s really rewarding,” he said.