A concept inspired by the desire for balance
Dandelion characterises the yin of our concept, the feminine touch, subtle softness, womanly ways, delicate notes, refined presence and ability to bloom.
Driftwood characterises the yang of our concept, the masculine, natural formation, sturdy, manly ways with rugged earthy links and an adventurous outlook.
Dandelion represents that magic blow ball that no one can resist wishing upon. With one single breath that magic spreads, being carried away by the wind and the dandelion travels like little parachutes for miles and miles across the earth. Dandelions are the magic of what is in that cup in your hands that you are drinking it embodies the delight, the enchantment, the science and the excitement of the magical cup.
Driftwood represents that piece of wood that floats, can survive a life in water, continues to be worn away, eventually washes up but still possesses strong qualities. Driftwood travels for some time and length but continues its journey uninhabited, exposed to the elements and continues to take risks. Driftwood symbolises the eternal relationship between earth and water.
Peter and Penny Wolff, owners of Dandelion & Driftwood, opened their doors for the first time on 10/10/10 with an aim to understand the coffee & tea consumer and to empower each and every customer by offering high quality single origin and blended coffee & tea. After 8 years it was time to the next step, and D&D on Departures was born. The takeaway version of the classics at the Brisbane International Airport is a long time wish for both Penny and Peter.
Now, in 2021 we see Dandelion & Driftwood 3.0, on Doncaster Street opening its doors back in Hendra. The owner's biggest dream for the cafe comes to reality with a licensed shop serving breakfast, lunch dinner and high-teas.
Their aim is to widen customer’s palate experiences and encourage customers to explore options at a level that will vibrate with them.
Dandelion & Driftwood are well known for their Tea & Coffee Craft. They provide an innovative mix of new and old methods of enjoying the timeless classics; tea & coffee.