Local Mum Cara Cooper

Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east:

9 years in Clovelly.

How many children:

2 – 5 year old & 2 year old

Favourite Park:

Centennial. It’s beautiful and has everything

Favourite Beach:

Clovelly. It always has been even before I lived in the area.

Favourite kid friendly cafe:

Clodeli, Chrissy and the gang are so friendly and they have amazing food & Coffee.

Favourite Coffee Spot:


Favourite date night place:

Raw Bar, Bondi. An oldie and always good.

Favourite Local Day Out Activity:

Coastal walk from Maroubra to La Perouse (less crowded) and great for the kids to jump in muddy puddles when it rains.

Favourite Local Shop:

Gertrude & Alice, Bondi. I could spend hours in there.

Favourite wet weather location:

The beach in raincoats or the Coogee Pav, they have nailed “kid friendly”

Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for you?

My YFC delivery turns up on my doorstep. Farm fresh groceries, tick!Yoga at this is Yoga, followed by breakfast at Clodeli, then hit the beach all day and into the evening with family and friends and a Your Food Collective picnic. Add in a glass of wine as the sun goes down. Perfect!

What area of the east have you yet to explore much but would like to?

Malabar. It feels like a world away.

Work or SAHM:

Work i am the co-owner of Your Food Collective. Starting and running a full-time business is not for the faint hearted and a massive rollercoaster. Having an amazing business partner, who also happens to be my cousin and great support makes it possible and all worthwhile.

Motherly advice:

Go with your gut feeling. It’s usually right…or just hungry.


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