Firstly, what’s your go-to coffee?
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how the cafe came to be?
For my 18th birthdays my parents booked me a short course with Savour patisserie school. It was amazing and I knew that I wanted to be a pastry chef. I started learning all I could and set up a small wholesale business from home. From there I started doing markets and was approached to come and open a shop in Robina.
When did you open?
The shop was opened in November 2016.
Why Blackboard Coffee?
I first found out about Blackboard from our head barista. He loved it so I got onto Nick and the team. Not only did they make great coffee but they also gave us such great support and training.
What is the best part about owning & operating Mark Daniels?
The best part of my job is eating our food and coffee! What I really love is seeing other people enjoy what I’ve made.
What are your passions outside of coffee?
I have to say my main passion is baking but outside of work it’s football both to play and watch. I work quite a lot but when I do get time I like to spend it in Broadbeach going to the beach and all the restaurants and cafes there.
Lastly, If you could invite one person for a coffee who would it be and why?
I would invite Kirsten Tibballs. She was the one who initially trained me. I would love to invite her to my shop to see how far I’ve come.