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 Smart coffee                   So chic!                                                    So cheesy!
 shops, boutique
 deli and cafes                 F   OR FORMER HERVEY BAY BOY Vince Rovere it
                                    was a case of goodbye traffic snarls, multi-million
                                dollar corporate deals and the hustle and bustle of
                                                                                            T  AKE A DESIRE to do something different, add in a
                                                                                               passion for cheese and you’ve got Maryborough’s
                                                                                            deliciously different Cheesed Off Café.
 as well as stylish             downtown Sydney.                                            The BYO café, which is an ice-creamery as well as 
 restaurants                    Hello to life in Maryborough and Toast – one of the         a cheese deli, is located in a quirky old building 
                                funkiest espresso bars in Australia.                        shaped and painted to look like a block of cheese. 
 – dining is an                      “House prices in Sydney were horrifically                   The Cheesed Off concept belongs to Bob and 
 experience                     expensive, I’d done the corporate thing, I’ve earned        Christine Hall who decided Maryborough’s heritage 
                                the big bucks and decided it was not about the              was the perfect place to start a new and unusual 
 you’ll savour in               money. It was about the lifestyle,” says Vince.             venture – as well as satisfy Christine’s passion  
 Maryborough.                        So in 2003, Vince wrapped up his last deal (a          for cheese.
                                $92 million Asia Pacific tender for Zerox) and he and            It’s a love affair with cheese that began early.  
                                partner Ashley Sabelburg moved to Maryborough.              “I grew up at a time when there was still rationing in 
                                     The initial attraction was the price of housing        the UK, so my mother registered me as a vegetarian 
                                and a wish to be closer to family.                          so there would be more cheese in the house,” says 
                                     “My parents still live in Hervey Bay but we didn’t     Christine.
                                like the Bay and there was something special about               Cheesed Off Café has an eclectic and ever 
                                Maryborough.”                                               changing range of cheeses, including goat, sheep 
                                     After two years managing the El Effeeko Café,          and buffalo milk cheeses.
                                south of Maryborough, they decided the time was                  “We serve predominately Australian cheeses 
                                right to bring some metro chic to Maryborough’s             and we particularly seek out boutique cheeses. Our 
                                café scene.                                                 philosophy is to try something new, so we have the 
                                     “We decided to take our favourite coffee shop          old favourites but regularly introduce new styles so 
                                in Sydney’s Taylor Square and recreate it here in           people can try something new each time they visit,” 
                                Maryborough right down to the polished cement               says Bob. 
                                floor, small cosy vibe and great coffee.”                        The café also has a nostalgic theme, with 
                                     But the coffee at Toast is not just consistently       historic photos of cheese making, and a collection 
                                great – it’s also unique.                                   of old time kitchen utensils, including a quirky 
                                     In an Australian first, all hot drinks at Toast are    collection of graters.
                                made using pure spring water, which is fed into                  Free tastings of selected cheeses are available 
                                the coffee machine via a totally unique hand blown          daily and the menu includes delicious cheese and 
                                glass holding tank.                                         antipasto platters as well as cheese fondues.
                                     This elaborate device is suspended three                    And you won’t be “cheesed-off” if you don’t like 
                                metres in the air from the high, vaulted, skylight          cheese – the menu has something for everyone. 
                                ceiling via four stainless steel cables and a                    Cheesed Off is on the corner of John St & 
                                handcrafted iron cradle.                                    Saltwater Creek Road. Phone (07) 4121 6633.
                                     Toast, at 199 Bazaar Street, also has exclusive 
                                use of the premium blend of coffee produced in 
                                Brisbane by Aromas Tea and Coffee Merchants. 

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Bella Restaurant                                       Der Wandersmann                                    Café Muddy Waters
Café by day. Fine Dining by night.                     The traditional German style restaurant for        One of Maryborough’s unique dining
Enjoy casual, relaxed alfresco lunches or              the whole family.                                  experiences.
intimate contemporary Australian cuisine at            Drawing upon immigrant traditions, guests          Set on the old wharves on the Mary River 
Bella Restaurant within the Brolga Riverside           enjoy an authentic German experience right         and within walking distance of the parklands, 
Theatre complex.                                       here in Maryborough.                               Muddy Waters offers something a bit more 
     Surrounded by sweeping views of the Mary               Der Wandersmann has an elegant interior       than you may expect to find in a local café.
River and parklands, guests can feast on the           and offers a modern German style fully                 Fresh regional produce is the key to the 
freshest produce, seafood, curries or grain-fed        licensed dining experience.                        great food, while the service is always friendly.
beef, and a fantastic wine list including French            The menu caters for all tastes, featuring         Along with the occasional water dragon on 
champagne and exotic cocktails.                        traditional German and modern Australian           the wharf, Muddies is just a great place to sit 
     Bella Restaurant boasts an upbeat lunch           cuisine.                                           back and watch the Mary River go by.
menu with a modern twist on old favourites.                                                               Catering ~ Functions ~ Licensed
                                                       Der Wandersmann
2 course lunch special with a glass of wine ~ $25.00
                                                       Opposite Red Rooster                               Café Muddy Waters
Bella Restaurant                                       46 Ferry Street                                    Mary River Marina
5 Walker Street                                        Maryborough Qld 4650                               71 Wharf Street
Maryborough Qld 4650                                   Phone (07) 4122 4351                               Maryborough Qld 4650
Phone (07) 4123 5720                                                  Phone/Fax (07) 4121 5011
Fax (07) 4123 5045

Mary Delicious                                         Edible Artistry                                    Toast
Step back in time as you enter Mary Delicious,         New ownership, but same high quality service.      Toast is bringing metro chic to Maryborough’s
an ice-cream parlour and milk bar specialising         Select from our extensive menu or order your       café scene and it’s long overdue.
in home-made fudge and confectionery.                  food just the way you like it from our friendly    Polished cement floor, clean modern lines, 
The fudge comes in an impressive array of              staff. For food on the run, our salad bar and      stainless steel fittings and a cosy atmosphere 
tempting flavours including butterscotch               hot box are firm favourites.                       stamp Toast as the new ‘IT’ place for premium 
caramel, choc mint, Turkish delight, Malteser               But perhaps a coffee break is more your       coffee, yummy snacks and sweet treats on the 
and even lemon meringue.                               style? With all baking done on the premises,       Fraser Coast.
    Sandwiches, pies and delicious                     Edible Artistry has a wide range of tempting            Open 7am to 4pm Monday to Saturday 
Devonshire teas can be enjoyed in the                  cakes and slices to enjoy with top quality         inclusive and from 7pm till 11pm on Friday 
adjacent leafy courtyard.                              coffee specially blended for us by Aromas.         and Saturday nights, Toast has a softer, groovy 
    Open daily from 10am to 5pm.                            Edible Artistry offers a great catering       lounge feel for Friday and Saturday nights with 
                                                       service. Phone us or call in and let us help       coffee and sweet treats the main offering.
Mary Delicious                                         you plan for any occasion.
Shop 1  
                                                       Edible Artistry                                    Toast
Engineers Arms Building
                                                       222 Adelaide Street                                199 Bazaar Street
Cnr Kent & March Sts
Maryborough Qld 4650                                   Maryborough Qld 4650
                                                       Phone (07) 4121 2870 
                                                                                                          Maryborough Qld 4650
                                                                                                          Phone 4121 7222
Phone (07) 4123 4550
                                                                                                          Fax 4121 7999

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