Karoonda Rd Café open last month and owner Renae Vicic, couldn’t be happier.
Based in the industrial area, Renae says it’s “Locals looking after locals.Working people can ring ahead – everything is cooked to order and they grab and go.”
“Some people perceive food vans to be unhealthy. Although we serve chips, all food is freshly cooked to order offering fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches”.
The van came from a mine site in Moranbah. For four years Renae and her husband Simon (a chef now running the Rainbow Beach Hotel) catered for events like music festivals, weddings and functions .
Now after 25 years in the industry, Renae said, “I created a job Monday to Friday to get away from hospitality hours. I am at home with Jahley and Rose after school, nights and weekends.”
Her aim is to keep it simple – great tasting food and friendly service at locals prices.
The feedback has been positive – workers are loving the robust Vincenza Rock Blend coffee “a good hit for the day”, or try the Big Karoonda Burger (the burger with the lot), The German Dog is full of flavour and you can’t go past the Cheeky Chicken Burger.
As well as breakfast, smokos and lunches they can cater for your function – with sandwiches or other platters and even make up a sandwich or wrap for school lunches if you are running short on time.
Come and try out the menu for yourself – from 7am-3pm Monday to Friday, in front of the Wholesalers. Pre-order on 0488 308 182.