Business

Roslyn sells Blue Truffle deli to join family in Sydney

Roslyn Bowes outside the Blue Truffle Cafe on East Street. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Roslyn Bowes outside the Blue Truffle Cafe on East Street. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

SAYING goodbye to Blue Truffle Gourmet Deli will be difficult for Roslyn Bowes, but she knows it will be worth it.

The sale of the cafe would also mean farewelling Rockhampton to join her family full-time in Sydney.

Ms Bowes has been travelling between the two cities since her husband Roger got a job in Sydney late last year.

And although she's loved creating Blue Truffle, she said family life came first.

Ms Bowes said when she moved to Rockhampton a few years ago, she was not looking to start a business.

But having owned a cafe 20 years ago, it was not too difficult to see how it would work in Rockhampton.

Looking to fill a niche in the local market, Ms Bowes settled on opening a combined delicatessen and cafe which had to serve good coffee.

"It just grew from there," she said.

"It was really well received from day one.

"I couldn't be happier to know that it's been successful."

Ms Bowes said one of the hardest things about saying goodbye to Blue Truffle would be leaving dedicated staff, including some who had been there from the beginning.

Cafe cost

Asking price: $180,000 plus stock.

Genuine enquires can be directed to the owner on 0407305084 or mail@bluetruffle.com.au

"The staff seem to enjoy it," she said.

"I get a buzz from being in the store."

Ms Bowes said it would also be difficult leaving the customers, especially regulars who had supported the business from the start.

The cafe has been on the market for only a couple of weeks, but Ms Bowes said she had had much interest.

She said she hoped the new owner retained the philosophy of fresh, healthy food behind it.

Since Ms Bowes opened Blue Truffle, she had enjoyed seeing Rockhampton's cafe culture flourish.

"I hope I'm leaving something behind in Rockhampton," she said.

Topics:  blue truffle, business, east st mall



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