The cafe, known for its ‘bio-organic’ coffee, is celebrating its third birthday and has been working on a ‘Breathtaking Coffee’ project for a year.

It is due to open in March 2019.

It’s the brainchild of local café owner, Andrew Cope, who said his cafe was built on a philosophy of coffee “that was more about making the coffee, rather than making the experience”.

He said he would love to be remembered as the owner of the world’s best cafe.

“I really enjoyed being the owner and the founder of the cafe, and I’m proud of it,” he said.

“It’s been a fantastic journey for me and I hope that it’s one that I’ll be remembered for in the future.”

Cafe owner Andrew Coe is celebrating his third birthday.

Photo: James Alcock For the last three years, Mr Cope has worked to raise funds for the project, with donations from the public, private foundations and donations from his own pocket.

He said the cafe’s owners and staff would be grateful for any support they could get.

“We have had to raise quite a lot of money and we really appreciate all the support we’ve received,” he told 7.30.

“The support we get from the community is amazing.

I hope it’s a bit of a surprise to those who don’t know me.”

Mr Coe said his vision for the cafe was to be an urban café, with a focus on sustainability.

“What I want to do is create a space where people are able to do their work and be part of the community, and so it’s all about making sure that the cafe is the place people go to to have a drink, relax and meet people,” he explained.

“If you look around you, there’s a lot going on around you and it’s the people who make it a place that people want to come to.”

The cafe will feature a full bar, a cafe menu and cafe coffee.

A ‘brief history’ Mr Cose said the idea for the café came after he attended a seminar in 2007 at the University of New South Wales on how to make coffee, a subject he wanted to tackle.

“After that, I decided that I wanted to create a cafe in the area where I live,” he recalled.

“And I thought I’d really enjoy it and I really enjoyed making the journey around Sydney.”

The first cafe was opened at the former Fairfield Street Fair, and the current cafe is owned by Mr Cacello.

Mr Coccas cafe has become a popular stop for locals to get coffee.

The cafe’s coffee was the centrepiece of a documentary about cafe owners called Coffee by the Sea.

Mr Pugh said he was thrilled to be able to continue the work of the Cafe by the Ocean.

“You can see the impact it’s having in the community,” he added.

“That’s why we’re here today.

I think it’s going to make a real difference to the environment in the region.”

The café will be open from 4:00pm until 10:00am daily.

Mr Nellie Jones is the cafe owner.

“This is the moment when we are going to see the real work start to happen and I think we’re going to really get the community behind it and the cafe going,” she said.

The Cafe by The Ocean will be the latest venture from Mr Cotte.

In 2016, the café had a “laboratory vibe”, Mr Cocole said.

He added the cafe would be open until 10am every day.

Mr Mollie Jones said the work involved a lot more than just coffee.

“A lot of the work is about sustainability,” she explained.

The café is not only a place for coffee, but also for “bio” food, which Mr Come said was “a huge part of our business”.

“We’re really trying to capture the essence of what’s in our coffee and the way we do it,” she continued.

“When you see the café in the film, you’re really seeing the whole of the coffee process.”

The Cafe By The Ocean is located in the old Fairfield St Fair, which closed in 2016.