Buninyong Bakehouse Cafe owners prepare to feed an army

BUNINYONG Bakehouse Cafe is prepared to feed an army of spectators during tomorrow’s Road National Championship Road Race event. 

With thousands are expected to flock to Buninyong to cheer on Tour de France great Cadel Evans, cafe co-owners Ashley and Katrina Murphy have a battle plan. 

“The girls have been talking to each other about who is doing what: who’s on coffee, who’s on meat pies,” Ashley said. “You need a plan when you’re feeding thousands of people.”

Since Monday, the cafe staff has been preparing for one of their biggest days of the year.

“It’s absolutely major for us,” Ashley said. 

“It’s one of the busiest days of the year, even busier than Christmas and Easter.”

The staff have also been making room in their freezers for the influx of food delivered through the week. 

“In a normal situation we would sell about 80-90 salad rolls and about 40 sandwiches and wraps,” she said.

“But tomorrow we’ll sell about 900 salad sandwiches and wraps ... and about 500 meat pies.” 

While the cafe is operating under the same opening hours, it will have double the amount of staff on the ground. 

“Last year, we had thousands of people squished into this small space,” Katrina said. 

“It’s going to be interesting if we see more people this year.” 

For the last 16 years, the Murphy family, along with Tony and Sue De Natris, has been providing fresh baked

goods for the Buninyong community. 

Buninyong Bakehouse and Cafe Co-owners Katrina and Ashley Murphy.

Buninyong Bakehouse and Cafe Co-owners Katrina and Ashley Murphy.


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