Cafes host survey result sweetener

Christina Cassim, Debbie Burns, David Cassim and Pat Cassim at The Tea Club in Nowra, looking forward to the mayhem of the morning tea on Wednesday.
Christina Cassim, Debbie Burns, David Cassim and Pat Cassim at The Tea Club in Nowra, looking forward to the mayhem of the morning tea on Wednesday.

POLL results revealed the “yes” vote led the charge weeks before the postal survey on same sex marriage closed.

The long wait to know the result will come to an end on Wednesday morning, and whether it is favourable for the yes-voters, or not, they will meet for morning tea at various locations across the Shoalhaven.

Tea Club manager Christina Cassim expects to be inundated with customers for the morning tea.

The Nowra cafe has always made it clear it’s a safe space for people in the LGBTI community, and were happy to host a supportive event.

“We’ve always made it very welcoming,” Christina said.

“It’s a big yes from the tea club.” 

Meanwhile, Seasalt of Culburra co-owners Susie Peak and Tara Landrebe also look forward to the announcement.

“We will have lots of rainbow sweet treats on offer to either celebrate a yes or cheer up a sad bunch of people if it's a no,” Tara said.

“We would like to celebrate all that's been achieved so far.

“No matter the result join us for a morning of solidarity and hope.”

Main Deck Cafe in Huskisson will also be hosting a morning tea party.

Gilmore yes campaigner Dawn Hawkins recommended an early arrival at around 9am to ensure everyone is catered for by the time the announcement takes place.

There will be several celebrations held that night, one at Angels Bayside Cafe and Restaurant in Huskisson and another in Kiama at the Little Blowhole Art Bar from 6-9pm.