Mezzanine’s Story. Tree Change to Forbes, Central West NSW.

Our Alice has created the most wonderful film about what it’s like to live in Forbes, and spend life at Mezzanine. Watch and love and read on for the story of our cafe.

As you may know, our beautiful cafe needs new a family to love, nurture and take our Lachlan Arcade to the next level now that our family has grown up. The past ten years have been simply awesome creating Mezzanine. We restored the building in 2004 with another local family and created a modern homewares store and tile showroom that evolved into the bustling cafe and community hub here today.

The Lachlan Arcade was built in 1892 (yes, you read right) and is an iconic local structure.

We are searching for the right people to take ownership, appreciate and bring to life the other levels of the space. The top hall is currently unused except for our own yoga sessions and friendly recording artists, and is full of light and is structurally ready to go (don’t mind the floorboards). We’ve just installed a fire escape out the back so the top level has a big tick from council for the back upstairs offices also.

Upstairs would make a dream function area, or even a loft to live in!

The upstairs rear rooms we call “offices” can now be rented out instead of being our tea towel drying space. Oh the potential.

We have a gigantic basement the size of the ground level. Cellar space? Storage? Gym? Night club? It’s always a constant cool down there.

Most of all, our ground and Mezzanine levels are open six days (was seven for the past nine years!) for locals and travellers on the Newell alike to hang out, drink locally roasted coffee, work from their laptops with free WIFI, eat Melbourne quality breakfasts and locally sourced product for lunch.

Our current menu has some serious attitude offering a mix of our favourite egg dishes with Nana’s relish, specialty gluten free sweets, health focused salads and snacks, fresh juices, burgers, soups. Those kind of faves. We’re also fully licensed with a wine bar, couches and a fireplace.

Like the sounds of Mez? Get in contact with Janine! Call us! 0268514056 or email

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