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Canungra Hub Cafe Paul & Shona Kraayvanger

How long have you both owned this business and what made you want to start a Café? We have owned and run the café now for two and a half years. We have been in business before and enjoy working for ourselves so it came about that we decided to continue on with a café that was operating after buying the land its on - it certainly is not something we would have thought of operating otherwise but have been happy getting into our own business again and growing it. The Canungra Hub is a great meeting place for so many local residents and passing tourists, what wonderful delights do you consider to be your main focus? We wanted to recreate the older style, home-made, wholesome food we knew as kids. We want people to come in as if they were

coming into our home, sitting on our veranda or in our garden. Our creative team specialise in wholesome, fresh, local (where possible) produce. We have a large selection of gluten free options and look after those who enjoy meat meals, vegetarians, vegan and dairy free options. We hand make our meat and veggie patties for our burgers, and offer a selection of breads to suit. Our garden is full of citrus, herbs, a bay tree, a fig tree, passionfruit vine and lots of other interesting plants we use in our cooking as they become available As business owners you are active members in the Canungra Chamber of Commerce, what events have you participated in and what have you got coming up? We have participated in the Scenic

Rim Eat Local week with cooking demonstrations and talks on gluten free and will continue with different topics each year. We also work with a Nutritional Therapist, who is very informative on many health and food topics. People can stay updated on these workshops through our Facebook page. Does your menu reflect the local produce and what is in season? Canungra Hub has just been accredited as a ‘Eat Local Locavore’ through Scenic Rim Regional Council for our efforts in supporting the region in using as much produce as we do. Herbs, honey, lettuce, eggs, mushrooms, milk, cheeses, macadamia nuts, jams made on local fruits and any seasonal produce we can get hold of from the area to make another delicious treat. We are very lucky to live where we do, in the Scenic Rim where quality food and beverage is grown.

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SCENIC ROAD MAGAZINE Spring/Summer 2018  

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People. Produce. Places. Scenic Road Magazine is a boutique lifestyle publication for the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast Hinterland. This magazin...