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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




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