Small businesses, with big ideas 

The hospitality industry has been especially hard-hit by the current health crisis. But that hasn’t stopped some enterprising businesses from making lemonade out of life’s unexpected lemons.  

The Farm House in Kedron is a normally a bustling café on Brisbane’s northside. While current restrictions have put a hold on dining in-house, customers can still get their hands on the fresh, local produce The Farm House is known for.   

The café’s owners have teamed up with local wholesaler SuncoastFresh to put together fruit and vegetable produce boxes. Customers can order online at The Farm House and once the produce box is ready for collection, you can pick them up at the caféThey also have a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu available for takeaway, as well as their delicious Merlo coffee.  

Plenty of restaurants and cafes are adapting and reinventing themselves right now. Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm has an incredible restaurant on-site, The Balfour Kitchen & BarThe good news is that diners can now enjoy the ‘Balfour Kitchen at Home’.   

The restaurant’s takeaway menu is not your average takeaway fare! Choose from a delectable list of options – from mouthwatering mains like Red Duck Curry to Date Night Indulgence packages that include a bottle of bubbles, an entrée, two main meals and dessert to share!   

Head Chef, Nick Stapleton is also making lives a little easier when it comes to menu fatigue. His ‘Ready-Made Meals are great for those in need of a break from culinary duties.    

There’s never been a better time to support your local cafe or restaurant. And it’s a win-win – small businesses stay afloat and their patrons get to eat fresh, local produce and delicious meals at home!

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