Hungry Tum opens new cafe
THE Hungry Tum is diversifying its business with a new café open next door.
Hungry Tum owners Lockie and Gelinda Hawkins said when they bought the Hungry Tum two years ago, they always knew they wanted to lease the space next door.
Mrs Hawkins said it was just a matter of getting on their feet with the fast-food business before they looked at expanding.
"When I knew the Hungry Tum was settled, then I could start something new," she said.
Mrs Hawkins said the space, on the corner of McLean and Bourbong Sts, had been empty since they bought the Hungry Tum.
"It was just a matter of timing for us," she said.
She admitted it was always in the back of her mind that someone might get in before her and do something with the space.
"But if it's meant to be, it's meant to be," she said.
Doing the entire renovation themselves, Ms Hawkins said it took a couple of months but said she had a clear vision of what she wanted.
"Everything I had planned in my head, this is it," she said.
With white chairs, timber table tops, tin accents and pots of lavender on the walls, there is a definite vibe in the new Hungry Tum Café.
"I'm going for the country theme; I want it to feel like a home country kitchen," she said.
"When you walk into a station, you walk into the farm house and it's just warm and it's inviting and it's full of love.
"A coffee shop's got to be about atmosphere."