“There are a number of common reasons people cite when asked why they’re opening a cafe. Either they identified a gap in the market; it’s been their dream for years; or maybe their hospitality mentor encouraged them. Chau Tran and Minh Nguyen just want somewhere nice to work.
Tran and Nguyen (formerly of the IT, engineering and finance industries) own Blackbird & Co, a new Alexandria cafe based on collaboration and flexibility. ‘It’s like we’re in a big ship. There’s a storm coming and each of us has a different position, but we work together,’ says Nguyen. ‘All positions can contribute what they want to do and learn.’” – Broadsheet, May 2016