The Coffee Shack first welcomed guests on the 8th February 2000, after partners Dave Malherbe, Andre Malherbe and Dan Cornick, were given a lease to rent the main property. In April 2000, they also took over the ‘Beach Side’ property, across the stream. In 2003 the proprietor, Deryk Lang ceded his rights to the property to David, Andre & Dan. The partners also own Sugar Shack Backpackers in East London and Away with the Fairies Backpackers in Hogsback. Coffee Shack is managed by husband-and-wife, Dave and Belinda.