GO BUNDY! 10 awesome small businesses to love

BUNDABERG people are an industrious bunch, and as you'll see here they're pretty good at beating the odds too. 

We've listed 10 recent stories proving the people in our region are strong, clever and creative. 

RIVERSIDE VENUE: Steve and Courtney Evans are preparing for the opening of The Rock Bar and Grill in Bundaberg.
Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail
RIVERSIDE VENUE: Steve and Courtney Evans are preparing for the opening of The Rock Bar and Grill in Bundaberg. Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail Paul Donaldson BUN160616ROCK3

1. The Rock

The Rock Bar and Grill can be found overlooking the waters of the Burnett River in the old Spinnaker restaurant site.

Owners Courtney and Steve Evans are determined, like in their past, they will defy the odds and the new venture will be a huge success in what has been a troubled venue for others.

PEDALS ESPRESSO: Jasmin Appo and Britt Love with their new venture, a solar and gas powered mobile coffee tricycle at the Bargara Basin.Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
PEDALS ESPRESSO: Jasmin Appo and Britt Love with their new venture, a solar and gas powered mobile coffee tricycle at the Bargara Basin.Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

2. Pedals Espresso

IT'S mobile coffee powered by the sun and delivered on a tricycle.

Bundy's latest barista business is brewing up not just a top cuppa, but a brilliant sense of community.

"We're a mobile coffee cart transported by a tricycle," said Pedals Espresso Bundaberg owner Jasmin, who is one half of the team along with her partner Britt.

Night time set up.
Night time set up.

3. Roll 'N' Banks Bar

WHAT happens when two friends see a vintage caravan for sale and get the bright idea to turn it into a portable drink bar?

While many of us would be content to dream, two Burnett Heads mums seized the opportunity to start their own business - the Roll 'N' Banks Bar.

Leanne Baker's sweets platter.
Leanne Baker's sweets platter.

4. The Event Platter

A BUNDABERG school teacher and mum is starting a new business creating delicious platters.

Leanne Baker found her party planning and event skills had been much called upon by friends and family, so she decided to start up the Event Platter.

CUT ABOVE: Tender Sprouted Meats on Watson Street. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
CUT ABOVE: Tender Sprouted Meats on Watson Street. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

GRAIN fed, grass fed, T-bone or rump?

This question runs through the minds of all most everyone who walks into a butcher shop looking for that one fantastic cut of meat.  

When you walk through the doors of Bundaberg's newest butcher, Tender Sprouted Meats, the answer is delivered from a farm half an hour's drive away. 

MARLEY COFFEE: Sunita Butler is excited about her new business, Jammin Coffee, at the beach in Moore Park. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
MARLEY COFFEE: Sunita Butler is excited about her new business, Jammin Coffee, at the beach in Moore Park. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

6. Jammin Coffee

RELAXING and taking in the beauty of Moore Park Beach, but without a coffee in her hand, Sunita Butler always felt like something was missing.

So she decided to do something about it and on Monday opened Jammin Coffee - a mobile coffee van - which operates from the park overlooking the beach.

7. Cafe House

A YOUNG Bundy mother lives each day knowing it could be her last after she was diagnosed with a terminal cancer one year ago.

Hope Butcher said she started to become sick when she was 25 and after many trips to hospital was diagnosed with carcinoid tumours which had spread throughout her body.

The 28-year-old has not given up on life and has fulfilled her dream of becoming a cafe owner before she dies, opening Cafe House at Northway Plaza, North Bundaberg.

ACE AUTO PAINT: Steve Mayhew has started a business after being made redundant from his previous work. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
ACE AUTO PAINT: Steve Mayhew has started a business after being made redundant from his previous work. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott BUN070616ACE1

8. Ace Auto Paint Bundaberg

FOUR months without work was enough for one Bundaberg man as he rolled up his sleeves and opened his own smash repair business.

Steve Mayhew, 51, has been restoring cars since he left high school.

He was made redundant from his spray painting job and even though he had more than 30 years experience in the field and was a supervisor he couldn't find work anywhere in Bundaberg.

But all that changed when he opened his own business. 

SMOKING FOOD: Paul and Bronwyn Durston slow roasting in the BBQ Smoker for their new business.
Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail
SMOKING FOOD: Paul and Bronwyn Durston slow roasting in the BBQ Smoker for their new business. Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail Paul Donaldson BUN180616BBQ4

9. 4670 BBQ

IF AMERICAN-style slow-barbecued smoked meats make your mouth water, a new Bundaberg business should hit the spot.

Paul Durston owns 4670 BBQ, a portable slow cooking barbecue for events and catering.

KOMBI KEG: Tegan Weekes and Natasha Fry.Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
KOMBI KEG: Tegan Weekes and Natasha Fry.Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

10. Kombi Keg

A NEW party machine by the name of Tellie has hit town and she can't wait to get her wheels rolling.

Kombi Keg Bundy is the first of its kind in Queensland and owners Tegan and Ryan Weekes are excited to kick off the venture.

Mrs Weekes said the mobile bar brought something unique to the region and could be hired out for functions including weddings, bucks nights and birthdays.

The van is a 1974 Bay Window model Kombi and was originally owned by Telecom, which is now known as Telstra - hence her name Tellie.
 


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