In August 2019 our family had the unexpected opportunity of owning and running a cafe in the heart of Samford Village. With myself and my husband Matt coming from backgrounds in Veterinary Nursing and Carpentry/Plumbing, operating in the hospitality industry was new and exciting. During the first few weeks we found ourselves working in excess of 100 hours a week, and our hobby (breeding pedigree dogs under our prefix Zaryliam Border Collies) had taken a hit, we had a litter of 7 week old puppies at home that we were desperately missing. So we began transforming the property at 14 Main Street so it could accomodate the puppies during the day while we were working in the cafe. Quickly we saw the amazing opportunity this presented for our baby puppies, we could socialise them to traffic, different types of people, sounds, crowds, children, tradesmen, the list was endless. We also started to see the impact the puppies (and adult dogs) would have on our visitors. Stories were shared, friendships were made, broken hearts were mended, laughs were had and puppies were cuddled. We are so humbled to be able to share this joy with our guests. On November 15th 2019 we changed our name to Collie & Co. to further reflect what we are about. At Collies & Co. you'll find our staff from our manager to our barista to our chef, are all friends from our Border Collie family. Our love of food, coffee and puppies has brought us here, and we hope it brings you here too.