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Busy as bees at Mumma Buzz

Community, EventsJoanne Eisemann
Photo by Mike Moores  Buffy, Natalie Woolford and Carolyn Bussey behind their fabulous cake cabinet at Mumma Buzz Café.

Photo by Mike Moores

Buffy, Natalie Woolford and Carolyn Bussey behind their fabulous cake cabinet at Mumma Buzz Café.

By Hayley Manning

NAMED AFTER its owner Carolyn Bussey, Mumma Buzz Café and takeaway offers an all-day menu catering to all food requirements – including vegan, vegetarian, coeliac and a gluten-free cake cabinet.

‘We have a big enough café area, but we are still small enough to have that personal interaction with people and get repeat customers because of our attention to detail,’ Carolyn said.

Carolyn and co-owner, Darren (Buffy) have enclosed the deck area at the rear of the café with transparent floor to ceiling awnings that block unwelcome breezes while still allowing unhindered access to the stunning views.

The deck is now an intimate space that can be used for dining, or booked for a special celebration or meeting.

Inside the café, artwork courtesy of local Gallery 5 artist Fiona Francois provides a backdrop on the walls.

Carolyn started the business in December 2018, and gives full credit to Narelle and Craig Lovell for setting the precedent with Nelly’s Café.

‘Some of Nelly’s staff stayed on and taught myself and the new staff how to run the business.

‘We are all in the process of learning the various stations from making coffee, prep, sink, serving, hot and making desserts, so we never know what we will be doing when we arrive. We are loving it. All the staff is here to ensure the customers have an enjoyable experience. I am thrilled to bits – they do a fantastic job.’

A three course Sri Lankan Night with Chef Ruwan has been planned for 14 October. Pre-bookings are essential.