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Kookaburra starts brewing in Malverne


After 10 years of operating in Rockville Centre, the KookaBurra Coffee Company expanded into Malverne and celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Aug. 11.

“I love the sense of community here and I want this to be a place for people to gather and hang out,” company owner Michael Del Gatto said.

Del Gatto’s son Christopher will be managing the new location, which offers a variety of coffees, teas, espressos and baked goods. It is now the only coffee bar in the village and is on Hempstead Avenue, near the Long Island Rail Road station. KookaBurra will be open Monday through Wednesday 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.