News

700,000 coffees later, Maryborough barista sells his cafe

Toast owner Vince Rovere has sold the cafe to Rebecca Perronett, a Toast employee of six months.
Toast owner Vince Rovere has sold the cafe to Rebecca Perronett, a Toast employee of six months. Robyne Cuerel

ONE of Maryborough's best-known baristas has sold his cafe and will leave the Heritage City to move to Sydney.

For the past eight years, Vince Rovere has been at the helm of Toast, establishing it as one of the most popular coffee hubs in Maryborough.

Mr Rovere's metropolitan style of fine coffee created a magnetic hub for coffee lovers.

Now after almost a decade in the heritage city, Mr Rovere is moving to Sydney where he has a few options for the future.

"I think eight years in the one business is enough," he said.

"There comes a point when you need to hand it over to someone else."

Rebecca Perronett, a Toast employee of six months has purchased the business.

"Customers can expect that the high standards of coffee we've been producing for the past eight years won't change," Mr Rovere said.

His time in Maryborough hasn't been all smooth sailing with a period of fierce business rivalry in 2012.

In 2012, he was involved in coffee wars with two other Maryborough cafes.

"It's had its ups and downs," he said.

Mr Rovere said Toast had sold about 700,000 coffees.

At the end of May, it will be exactly eight years since Toast opened and became the coffee toast of the town.

"We've now built a little cafe precinct and we've got the parklet- so we've helped to drive the coffee culture in Maryborough," Mr Rovere said.

Topics:  business, coffee, maryborough, sold, toast




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

12-year-old girl airlifted after horror house fire

TRAGEDY: A young girl is fighting for life following a fire which ripped through this house on Noosa Rd at the Monkland in the early hours of this morning.

A 12-year-old Gympie girl is fighting for life

OPINION: Councillor bickering bad for the region

Fraser Coast Chronicle's Hayden Johnson has received the title of 2014's APN Editorial Awards' Best Photography by a reporter. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Mayor Chris Loft and councillor Stuart Taylor have traded complaints

Plane takes off from M’boro after three years of repairs

TAKE OFF:  Maryborough Aviation Services crew took three years to restore a Britten-Norman Islander.

Last week the Britten-Norman Islander began its flight to Vanuatu.

Latest deals and offers

Storyteller Kim Michelle Toft

Storyteller Kim Michelle Toft at P.L. Travers House in Maryborough with young listeners (L) Alexis Taylor,5, Max Kummerfeld,6, Lacey,6, and Xander Cook,8, Oliver Taylor,5, Holly Lovelock,7, ryan Ellis,8, and Amelia Lingard,7.Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Storyteller Kim Michelle Toft at P.L. Travers House in Maryborough with young...

Vivid timelapse

Screenshot from timelapse of Sydney's Vivid Festival

This timelapse shows Sydney's Vivid Festival

WIDE BAY LEAGUE: Cameron Hanrahan talks about United Warriors' win

WIDE BAY LEAGUE: Cameron Hanrahan talks about United Warriors' 4-3 win over Sunbury...

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%