Business on the rise at new Mount Keira kiosk

This new pop-up kiosk has been a popular addition to the Mount Keira Summit Park. The cafe has been busy over the Christmas-New Year period. Picture: Robert Peet

This new pop-up kiosk has been a popular addition to the Mount Keira Summit Park. The cafe has been busy over the Christmas-New Year period. Picture: Robert Peet

Visitors to Wollongong’s Mount Keira Summit Park have been able to enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat, thanks to the recent opening of a long-awaited cafe.

The Mount Keira Cafe, a pop-up kiosk run by the Bald Hill Company, opened just before Christmas. 

“It’s been getting busier every day that more people know we’re open,” kiosk employee Carly Perrin said.

“The week leading up to Christmas was a little bit quiet, but we’ve found that the more days we’ve been open the more business we’ve been getting.”

Carly Perrin in front of the new kiosk at the Mount Keira Summit Park. Picture: Robert Peet

Carly Perrin in front of the new kiosk at the Mount Keira Summit Park. Picture: Robert Peet

Offering everything from coffee and milkshakes to soft-serve ice cream and hot food, the cafe is currently open seven days from 9am to 5pm.  

Hours are dependent on patronage, with the potential for earlier openings to cater for weekend cyclists and later finishes if people were still around, she said. 

The container cafe forms part of Wollongong City Council’s overall Mount Keira Summit Park vision, which was adopted in June last year.

The need for food and beverages atop the mountain was identified during community consultation.  

“A lot of people have just come up because they’ve heard that we’re open and they’ve been part of the push in the Wollongong community to get us to open,” Ms Perrin said.