EARLY three years after the Cavendish General Store closed, a new business ‘Bridge Café Cavendish’ is open to the public and is providing a café, general store and post office all under the one roof.
Owners, Vicki Schleter and Nick Menzel, are excited and relieved to finally be open after years of planning and months of construction.
Located at 7 Scott Street, Cavendish, the shop officially opened on Monday, January 6.
“It is over and above our expectations, it has been such a long, long journey … I am just so excited,” Ms Schleter said.
“What we are doing here is trying to provide another service for our little community because we have been without a milk bar for so long.”
That service includes having a little convenience store with a range of groceries from newspapers, bread and milk to cream, orange juice and some cold meats as well as chips, lollies and ice-cream.
The Bridge Café Cavendish also provides eat in and take away food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This includes fish and chips, hamburgers, steak sandwiches, pies, pasties, homemade sausage rolls, salad sandwiches, a range of other sandwiches and cakes and slices.
“We are a one stop shop, it has been really busy so far and because we have the post office here as well that brings a lot of people in,” Ms Schleter said.
Mr Menzel is taking care of the cooking side of things, while Ms Schleter said she was floating around everywhere doing a bit of everything.
“I love the cooking side of things, it’s a good challenge and I get to stay out the back,” he said.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, January 11, 2014