September 20, 2017
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Book Now for Christmas!

Christmas is fast approaching and if you have an end of year event or party to plan, Blue Mini and The Function Group can help. With over 35 years of catering and hospitality experience our team are the small group specialists on the Mornington Peninsula, offering tailored packages to suit any occasion. We can provide catering options for your home, private venue, place of work or in-house at our iconic eatery/emporium in Rosebud. Our Christmas packages start from $25 per person. Feel free to call for further information or to and discuss your Christmas function needs. 03 5981 2520 info@bluemini.com.au […]
August 2, 2017
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Christmas is Coming…

With only 144 days until Christmas, Blue Mini & The Function Group can take the hassle out of your up coming Christmas parties or events. Whether hosted onsite at Blue Mini or at a venue or a venue of your choice, our range of Christmas catering packages will suit any budget. Featuring delicious home made meals, our options include rustic Christmas themed table settings – so all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the day. For enquiries call 03 5981 2520 or email info@bluemini.com.au
July 26, 2017
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Top Tips to Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home

We all love a cup of our favourite brew in the morning. Try these simple tips at home and ensure you start every day with a cup of perfection. 1.Freshness The condition of your coffee beans will have a huge impact on the flavour of your cup, so it’s best to invest in quality. Coffee is at its optimum within a couple of days of roasting and should be consumed within a month, so the best way to ensure freshness is to buy local. Boneo Road Roasters – hint, hint! 2. Storage Oxygen, moisture and direct sunlight are the enemy […]
July 5, 2017
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Floristy Workshops

This is a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade and create stunning, fragrant flower arrangement for your home. Suitable for beginners, you will receive step by step training with a qualified professional who will help you uncover your own personal flair for flowers! Starting on August 1st, the sessions will be run twice daily and take approx 3 hours. All equipment including vases, snips and flowers is supplied – along with nibblies, tea/coffee. Please BYO a hand towel. $100 per person Be quick, sessions are limited to 10 people. Bookings & pre-payment essential 03 5981 2520 […]
June 21, 2017
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Trivia Fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation

On Saturday night Blue Mini played host to a successful night of trivia & tapas. Run in conjunction with CrossFit Rosebud, the night was designed to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation – and that it did! With close to 100 guests, those in attendance were entertained with games, singing and plenty of laughter. At the end of the event, CrossFit Rosebud and Blue Mini were happy to send the National Breast Cancer Foundation a cheque for over $1,300. The night would not have been possible without the support of the local businesses who donated an amazing selection […]
May 10, 2017
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Crop to Cup Coffee @ Blue Mini

If you’ve been to Blue Mini recently, you might have noticed something new…in the form of a big, silver, shiny coffee roaster…and from mid-year it will be in action daily! Using beans proudly sourced through the Di Bella Coffee ‘Crop to Cup’ green buying program, a range of blends will be roasted daily onsite and available for the consumer to buy under the brand Boneo Road Roasters. Positively, the green buying program allows Di Bella Coffee to work direct with growers around the world to ensure that the crops they select are grown and farmed under ethical and sustainable conditions. […]
April 28, 2017
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Di Bella Coffee Master Class

Back by popular demand! Wednesday 7th June at Blue Mini 6pm – 9pm This hands-on experience is a must for coffee lovers and professionals alike. Presented by the experts at Di Bella Coffee, you will… LEARN about the crop to cup philosophy of ethical, sustainable coffee growing PARTICIPATE in a coffee cupping, the technique used by professionals to grade coffee beans SMELL the aromas of a coffee bean roasting TASTE the perfect espresso SEE how Baristas seal coffee and create latte art CELEBRATE the ritual of brewing with alternative methods including cold drip All this for $70…including demonstrations & tastings, finger […]
April 19, 2017
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On an Egg Hunt

This Easter, we’ve been on an egg hunt of a different kind. Blue Mini is proud to add locally sourced free-range eggs to our menu. Supplied by the Napolitano family at Somerville Egg Farm, these little beauties are fully natural, bleach free, hormone free and super tasty! Try them in all our egg dishes including the Farmhouse Big Breakfast, the Breakfast Carbonara, the Bennie or the Classic Breakfast.
April 12, 2017
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A Taste of the Mornington Peninsula

After 11 years of successful trading, Blue Mini has matured into an icon of the Mornington Peninsula food scene. Known for its fast serve café offering take away coffee and toasted sandwiches, the spacious Colchester Road property also boasts an eclectic eatery area with a welcoming atmosphere that encourages relaxed dining. Owner Tracey Ross and chef John Ward work with local mushrooms, veggies, herbs and free-range eggs to create menu items that capture the imagination of food lovers whilst supporting local producers. And while the extensive seasonal menu changes regularly to keep visitors engaged, there is always a focus on […]
March 24, 2017
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A Vintage Welcome

Vintage, retro, quirky. These are all words that can be used to describe Blue Mini, the iconic café, eatery and retail emporium in Rosebud’s industrial estate. Opened in late 2013 Blue Mini gets much of its character from the origins of its location – for many years it was the local bowling alley. And now, part of the Blue Mini’s appeal comes from its subtle hints to this history. From the bowling lane floors, to the old control station and strategically placed pins, the bowling theme is present throughout the décor. Along with repurposed furniture, crockery and bench seating, this […]
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