KOORALBYN was the place to be on Sunday, with the RSL markets in the morning followed by the official opening of the Copperhead Cafe in the afternoon.
Timed to take place after the RSL markets finished at 1pm, the event featured a home cooked Sunday dinner with plenty of beverages and room for everyone.
The cafe was operating under a COVID Safe plan and when two police officers turned up to check compliance, they gave the venue a tick of approval.
Tables were set up inside, on the balcony and even in the car park, which was also set up for a visiting blues band, The Rectifiers, who provided the entertainment for the whole afternoon.
Locals were in high spirits, many saying they were grateful to have a cafe in the valley, since being without a coffee shop since the Valley Kitchen closed its doors in May last year.
Owner Lizzie Wallin, chef Kirk Page and the all-local staff served customers who had booked in advance, with some residents dropping by after the markets to check in with friends and enjoy the music.
The cafe will open Wednesday to Sunday.