The Belle Vue is back
IT'S A Warwick institution and Rose City residents can rest assured they will be able to once again visit their favourite brekkie, brunching or lunching spot - the Belle Vue Cafe has new owners.
Chef Mark Favero - formerly of Gunyah Restaurant in Warwick - and his wife Rosie have purchased the classic eatery and said they would open the doors in the coming weeks.
Mr Favero grew up in Stanthorpe and has lived in Warwick for most of the past decade.
"My wife Rosie is born and bred in Warwick," he said.
Mr Favero said after many years of working nights he was looking forward to spending the evenings with his wife and their young daughter Luci.
And they would be spending plenty of time together come opening day with Mrs Favero - who works at My Optical - helping out through the lunchtime period.
He said there would be some upgrades to the building over time but was going to take it slow.
"We will give it a bit of a facelift," he said.
"We are just going to settle ourselves in and gradually do some refurbishments.
"But we are keeping the name; the Belle Vue Cafe name has stood the test of time."
Mr Favero said the menu would be altered, with some new additions.
"I just really wanted to be able to cook the style of food I enjoy cooking," Mr Favero said.
"We are looking at doing more restaurant food and I'll be doing my own pizzas.
"But we will still have sandwiches and foccacias and fish and chips and that style of food as well."
He said he hoped everything would be up and running in the next couple of weeks.
Mr Favero said they would cater for everyone from the old regulars with sandwiches and coffee and hopefully attract some new clients with a range of other meals.
"We'll have meals priced between $8 and $28," Mr Favero said. "We are using Byron Bay Coffee, we couldn't agree on the blend but in the end Rosie won out."
Mr Favero said when they finally opened their doors in a few weeks time, they would continue with normal hours with the kitchen open for lunch service from 11.30am-2pm.
Better Business will keep you up to date on the opening of the new Belle Vue Cafe.
The new Belle Vue Cafe
The Belle Vue name stays
Additions to the menu with a range of classics staying the same
Lunch service with kitchen open between 11.30am-2pm.
Chef Mark Favero previously worked at the Gunyah Restaurant
Wife Rosie will also be seen behind the counter