A sweet new café is opening in the Bundaberg CBD next week, with The Chocolate Café offering a unique range of treats to devour.
Due to open on Monday, 17 January at 200 Bourbong Street, the Chocolate Café is giving the city something new to look forward to with many surprises on the menu.
Café owner Lee has called Bundaberg home for the past four years and said owning and running his own café had been a dream come true.
“I have always wanted to run my own business, and especially a café,” Lee said.
“I have always been drawn to various chocolate cafés and thought we would give the idea a try in Bundy.”
Lee said there would be a unique offering on his menu.
“The café will offer some different items on the menu that some cafés don’t offer such as smashed avo with dark chocolate,” he said.
“We will also offer sharing platters with melted chocolate and real Belgium hot chocolate in various flavours.”
Lee said he hoped the café provided a relaxing environment for people to visit, while helping to support other businesses by sourcing items locally.
“The café will have a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff offering chocolate infused treats, and like most local places we would love to see locals supporting locals and to enjoy some chocolate, of course,” he said.
“We are trying to purchase as many of our items as locally as possible, as we believe in supporting local business and helping Bundaberg grow.”
The Chocolate Café will be open Monday to Friday, with the potential for an extension of the hours depending on demand.
“Initially we will open Monday to Friday 7 am to 2 pm, we will be looking to open Saturdays in the future once we find our feet and know our customers wishes and demands,” he said.
“We have taken on a small team but are hopeful to extend our hours in the future so we would be looking to add staff soon.”
You can find out more about the café on Facebook.
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