Paying It Forward for Our Most Vulnerable

Pay it Forward

Have you heard about our Pay It Forward program?
It’s an easy and affordable way to help the needy and vulnerable in our community with their most essential need – food in their tummies.

It’s Just $4
We have a page on our website where you can buy Pay It Forward vouchers for a sandwich or toastie for $4 each. On your behalf, we will pass the vouchers on to a local community organisation who will ensure they are given to those who need them most. So, it’s that easy. You buy the voucher online and Alowishus and the community organisations will do the rest.

Here’s the link to the page on our website: https://alowishus.com.au/product/pif/

But Surely it Costs More Than $4?
Well, yes it does. But we’re happy to chip in that bit extra to make sure it’s easy and affordable for people to contribute.

Who Are the Organisations that Distribute the Pay It Forward Vouchers?
Currently, the organisations we work with include:

On any given night in Australia, over 115,000 people are homeless. Bundaberg and the Fraser Coast contribute more to this number than you might think. You may not be able to solve the bigger problem, but if you can spare $4, you can help someone at least have a nutritious meal today and hope for tomorrow.

Read more about the causes we support here.

Watch the video for some background on the Pay It Forward program.

Babycino Kids Supporting Sick Kids

Babycino program supporting sick kids

We all hope that we never have to spend time at the children’s ward of a hospital. But if you
ever do, it’s reassuring to know that the staff are warm and caring and the facilities are first
class so your little one is in good hands.

Here in Bundaberg, anyone who has ever been to the Paediatric Ward at Bundaberg Base
Hospital knows that we are ever so lucky to have a facility with amazing staff where kids and
their families feel genuinely cared for.

But We Need More Than Great People

The professional caring staff needs up-to-date equipment and resources to support them in
caring for sick kids. This is an ongoing cost to replace items and purchase new equipment.
To that end, a local organisation helping to make sure that the Paediatric Ward has the best
possible equipment is the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation (BHSF).

BHSF is a local charity that essentially funds items required for patient care (right
throughout the hospital) that are not provided for in government budgets. They also run
community health projects. All money donated to BHSF stays here in Bundaberg and
benefits everyone.

How We Like to Help

Here at Alowishus in Bundaberg, we support our local children’s ward through our Babycino program.

We charge $1 for babycinos and all of that dollar goes to the Paediatric Ward at the
Bundaberg Base Hospital. We choose to use BHSF to handle the funds as they know best
what the ward requires and can pool it with other funds to get the equipment that is most
needed.

How You Can Help

When you visit Alowishus to enjoy a grown-up coffee, simply order a babycino for your little
one (it’s just frothy milk basically). If you don’t have kids with you but you’d like to give a
dollar to a great cause, just let us know.

See what other great causes we support here.

Watch the video for some background on our Pay It Forward program.

Do you know your ‘WHY’?

I remember being around 13 and seeing a World Vision ad on the television.  You know one. It features a little african kid with a huge distended belly. Half naked with a face full of snot and flies, looking mournful and lost.  Even as a teenager, completely self indulgent, I remember weeping at the thought of this poor child and the suffering he was enduring.

I’ve always had a heightened sense of altruism.  Who has ever done one of those personality tests? Whenever I do one my Altruism is disportionality off the chart. The rest of my characteristics are quite balanced. My love language is acts of service, and when my husband helps with the dishes (which is rare) my heart sings. It’s the little things for me.

When we opened Alowishus our vision, (I say ‘ours’ but the truth be told it was Michael’s alone), the vision was to create a place for people to come and meet and gather, to grow relationships and influence our community, not just for our customers, but for our team and our suppliers also.  Our company name is Tsedaqah Pty Ltd (it has a silent T as in Tsunami). It’s is a hebrew word which translates loosely into English as Justice/Fairness/Upright Living/Integrity/Relationship.  


why we started michael tracey
In the early days

“Alowishus Delicious was established in 2011 as a place to connect with family, friends, clients and the local community.  We believe in ‘keeping things local’ and work hard to grow meaningful & lasting relationships with our staff, our suppliers and of course you, our customer. Our goal is, and always will be, to provide you with great value and outstanding service. We look forward to seeing and serving you every day.”

Our Company Vision

Local Community

We love local community and truly believe it is the backbone of society.  The isolation of individuals which is happening is a major contributor to the degradation of society.  We have more smart devices now than ever before and yet we are more disconnected than ever before. Alowishus exists to be a ‘porch’, a place where passersby can stop for a chat and connect with a neighbour, a simple interaction that in today’s society is becoming quickly obsolete. 

Our success to date can be contributed to many things, however one thing we do that is paramount is giving back.  I’m not sure what your beliefs are, I am Christian and believe that whatever we sow we will reap 100 fold. It doesn’t matter what you believe though, it’s a law of the universe that you get back what you give out, some call it karma.  We are born on a date, and we die on a date, and those two dates are engraved on our headstones. In between those two dates is a little dash. When I move on from this world I want my dash to represent great things, I want my dash to have impacted lives and made them better.  

How do you do it all?

I guess this is my driver to keep on keeping on.  I’m often asked ‘how do you do it all?’ Apart from the fact that I have the best team in Bundy and a super supportive family, I know what my ‘why’ is. Therefore I rarely question what I’m doing.  Knowing your ‘why’ makes it easy to keep trudging when the way becomes rough. A favourite quote of mine is from Winston Churchill. “When you are going through hell, keep on going”. Afterall, why would you want to stop there?

Do you know your why? Do you want to know your why? This website will get you started

Simon Sinek did a viral TED Talk about WHY – Watch it here

Click here to read about some of the projects that Alowishus Delicious is involved in within our local community


Alowishus Is Helping Create Future Business Leaders

Students are our future business leaders.

We appreciate that a lot of people say our name when talking about innovative local businesses. But
it’s important to remember that we’ve had a few falls and scraped our knees a few times along the
way while learning about growing a business.

We’ve learned some pretty valuable lessons and no doubt we’ll learn some more in the future.
Developing and growing a business is not easy but it’s a challenge we’d love to see more young
people taking on in the future– whether that be starting their own business or helping someone else
with their fresh ideas. Something that really excites us is sharing what we’ve learned to encourage
them to give it a go and become our future business leaders.

That’s why our owner, Tracey, along with our marketing and social media team have become quite
the regulars on the local school speaking circuit sharing their thoughts and providing helpful advice.
We’d like to give a shout-out and say ‘thank you’ to these schools who have given us the chance to
chat with some of their eager students:

  • North Bundaberg State High
  • Bundaberg State High
  • Bundaberg Christian College
  • Shalom College
  • Gin Gin State High

Bundaberg North High students with Tracey McPhee of Alowishus Delicious Bundaberg

Bundaberg North High students with Tracey McPhee of Alowishus Delicious Bundaberg

 

Some of the things we find that students are interested in learning about include…

Starting a business – the practical steps and things you need to consider such as costs, licences,
finance and legal issues.

Our brand and how we maintain it – your brand is more than just your logo.

Social media – how we plan our posts and what will go on the various platforms.

Social responsibility – you need to have a purpose other than making money.

Of course, we also talk to potential jobseekers about what employers are looking for as well. We’ve
developed some pretty good systems that help us recognise who will be a good fit with our team.

Would You Like Us to Visit Your School?

If you’re a teacher and you think Tracey, or one of our marketing team, might be able to offer some
valuable insights to your students, we would love to hear from you. Just email
tracey@alowishus.com.au to discuss how we can help. If you’re a parent or student interested in becoming a future business leader, please feel free
to recommend us to your school!

 


Did you know we have won Countrywide Cafe of the Year two years in a row?

We’re Going Yellow to Help Our Homeless

On Friday, August 9th 2019 Alowishus in Bundaberg and Maryborough will once again be joining hundreds of cafes and coffee roasters for CaféSmart, a united effort to help homeless people in communities around Australia.

CaféSmart is an initiative of the great people at StreetSmart – Action Against Homelessness

Why We Love Being Part of CaféSmart

On any given night in Australia over 115,000 people are homeless – often through circumstances beyond their control. We believe everyone should have a safe and secure place to call home.

The funds raised through CaféSmart come back to local service providers such as Edon Place Women’s Shelter here in Bundaberg. This is a way to make a real difference in our local community at the grassroots level.

We have been involved for eight years now. Last year we raised $1113.70 between both stores which came back to help people in Bundaberg and Maryborough.

It’s Super Easy to Help Out

Do you like to drink our coffee?

We are going to assume that’s a ‘Yes’. So, all you need to do is buy a coffee (or any other hot drink) on August 9 th and we will give $1 to CaféSmart.

Can you afford an extra dollar?

You don’t have to, but we will be asking customers if they’d like to match our dollar with one of their own.

It’s that easy.

What Else Are We Doing?

The theme colour for CaféSmart is yellow, so to help raise awareness we will be dressing in yellow.

But we won’t stop there… we will have yellow cupcakes for sale with $1 from each of them also going to CaféSmart also.

Finally, Post Your Pics on Social Media

On the day, you can help let others know about this important cause by posting your coffee and cupcakes with the hashtag #helpyourhood

Let’s do something together to help the vulnerable in our community. We’d love to see you for coffee, a cupcake, or both on Friday, August 9th 2019.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Alowishus Making A Difference In The World Of Waste

war on waste

In the past several months, Alowishus has further increased its efforts in the recycling arena. We have been trying extra hard to always sing to the tune of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and have further reduced waste to landfill by two whole industrial bins per week.

That’s a whopping 156 cubic metres a year, NOT going into landfill.

With a saving in waste collection dollars of over $3000 this is great for the Environment AND Alowishus, but not so great for the Waste Collection Company.

How we did this

We have changed many things within our business and in the ways we work with our local suppliers. Furthermore, we partnered with some great other local businesses to further reduce our waste.

war on waster

  • We’ve partnered with Splitters Farm to collect our food waste.  They have provided us with branded, coloured wheelie bins and collect the scraps daily. Be sure to follow them on insta @splittersfarm
  • The team at the Endeavour Foundation are collecting our used coffee grounds for their worm farm and apparently the worms are LOVING the caffeine
  • JJ Richards recycling collect our cardboard for processing twice a week – and BOY! Do we get a lot of cardboard, literally, truck loads of it
  • Our daughter Ally collects all the 10c eligible containers that are left at Alowishus (a budding entrepreneur).  She did cash flow projections and with compounding interest factored in, she has calculated she can save $20K by the time she’s 18.  I’ll keep you posted on how that goes!
  • We recycle our Honey Pales back to our local supplier, Hummock Honey and he passes them back onto groups for non food use
  • All food pales that come in are given away to people who reuse them for various things, from crafts to water bowls for their animals.
  • Our egg trays (and there are loads of them), are taken for all sorts of reasons, from people who have chickens, to kindy classes and musicians attempting to sound proof their studios.
  • Our 20 litre drums are also given away for repurposing as they are emptied.
  • All eligible plastics are placed into a JJ Richards Co-Mingle recycling bin and are processed back through the Bundaberg Regional Council Waste Management Facility. Milk bottles, cans and dressing bottles are among the bin load of plastics recycled on a weekly basis.
  • Doing all of this has reduced the number of garbage bags we use from around 500 a month, down to 300!  And we are still working on reducing further.

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

Unfortunately the $3000 a year we have saved on waste management will be taken from us by the State Government come the first of July 2019.  The Labor Government are introducing a controversial Waste Management ‘levy’ of $75 per tonne and this is set to increase annually by $5.  This ‘levy’, which in reality is a TAX, is predicted to generate $1.3 billion in revenue, of which a mere $150 million will go into developing Qld’s recycling industries or into helping our environment.

Read State MP David Batt’s address to parliament here

Where is the other $1,150,000,000 ($1.15B) going?  That is the same question I’m asking?

Believe me, I’m all for:

  • helping the environment
  • recycling
  • and improving our waste management

I just don’t think that this so called ‘waste levy’ will be effective in helping the environment, not when less than 10% of it is actually going to the environment.

That’s just my opinion ………

What are your thoughts on the matter?

 

 

 

2018 Cafe of the Year Winners below – To vote for Alowishus Delicious in 2019 click here

Cafe of the Year Alowishus Delicious 2018

Cafe of the Year Alowishus Delicious 2018

Taken from Countrywide Cafe of the Year 

What our 2018 CW Café of the Year winner had to say about winning!

Last year the CW Café of the Year 2018 title went to Alowishus Delicious of Bundaberg, Queensland. We recently caught up with owner, Tracey McPhee to ask her about her experience last year and what taking out the title and $25,000 top prize meant to her and her team.

Tracey said “the whole team at Alowishus Delicious were engaged and proactive during the promotion and it created a great sense of camaraderie. It really brought the team together”.

Cafés registered this year should make sure they get their customers involved and use social media to get lots of exposure just like Alowishus Delicious did in 2018. When the winner was announced Tracey explained “it was just thrilling, everyone was so excited, my heart was racing. We had a great response from the community too who had followed our journey and were wanting to congratulate us”.

With the winnings Alowishus Delicious hosted a big post-Christmas party and have also purchased a much-anticipated cake fridge. What would your café do if they were to win the $25,000 prize in 2019? Register today at www.cwcafeoftheyear.com.au/cafe/register

Vote for us for 2019.  If Alowishus wins this year we are donating $5,000 each to these two local charities:

Angels Community Group in Bundaberg and The Food Basket in Maryborough

A little bit about Angels Community Group:  Angels Community Group, a registered charity & community-based organisation, was formed in April 2015 when founding members Kerri Savidge and Sue Tasker realised the power that comes from giving people a purpose. This has been accomplished by creating a supportive environment where people experiencing a sense of loss (the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship or even the loss of identity or life direction) are able to achieve or regain the confidence and skills necessary to lead meaningful social and economic lives through personal growth, a sense of worth, friendship and social networks, career development, productive employment and long-term financial stability.

A passionate organisation dedicated to giving back to the community, we are committed to extending our range of social enterprises and charitable projects into the future. This spirit of giving is championed by our Board, staff and volunteers and in addition to transforming lives (our own included), we wholeheartedly believe in new beginnings, broadened horizons, seizing opportunities and smashing stigmas. We also live by our motto that you help yourself by helping others!

Vote for us here

 

Alowishus The Queen of Instagram

INSTAGRAM

10 Local Spots for a Beautiful Instagram Feed

Instagram

We were recently featured in an article from Bundaberg & North Burnett Tourism called 10 Local Spots for a Beautiful Instagram Feed.  Our team were pretty chuffed to say the least.

Here’s what they said about our Instagram Feed ……………………..

Probably the queen of the Insta world in Bundaberg, Alowishus’s Insta-game has been rivalled by very few. Enjoy delicious food (including everyone’s favourite; all day breakfast) in the trendy Earls Court with a classic menu to please even the fussiest of eaters, mouth-watering homemade gelato, decadent gelato thick shakes, quirky table numbers and even a white brick wall to grab that perfect OOTD shot.

Our Instagram Page:  alowishus

Hashtag: Alowishus Delicious

Be sure to follow us on Insta for all the latest and greatest, competitions and behind the scenes stuff on our ever running Insta Story

Below, our delicious Bacon and Egg Burger with hollandaise sauce, available 7 days until 3pm, see our entire menu here alowishus.com.au/menu

Photo by user alowishus, caption reads When the burgers are better at @alowishus 🍔😍 Open Anzac Day tomorrow 8-4pm, serving up all day brekky! Ft. ALOWISHUS BACON & EGG ROLL 🥓🍳 full of hollandaise and swiss cheese, just how we like it! 😍🍃

DELICIOUS BREAKFAST

Our cafe menu is available until 3pm daily. All items are available to take away.
A 15% surcharge applies to public holidays.
GF bread available.

  • BACON & EGGS
    13.9
    two free-range eggs, crispy local bacon with grilled cherry tomatoes & sourdough toast
  • MAC & CHEESE CROQUETTES
    15.9
    three mac and parmesan cheese croquettes, spinach, crispy bacon & chipotle sauce
  • BACON & EGG ROLL
    9.5
    with swiss cheese, baby spinach,
    tomato relish & hollandaise sauce on a soft bun
  • EGGS BENEDICT
    16.9
    two poached eggs on sourdough with baby spinach, hollandaise sauce, dukkah and your choice of smoked salmon, bacon or ham (contains nuts)
  • ALOWISHUS FRITTERS
    15.9
    two zucchini & sweet corn fritters with guacamole, tomato salsa, sourcream, rocket and a poached egg
  • BREAKFAST STACK
    17.9
    on sourdough with avocado, bacon, sweet potato, halloumi, baby spinach, pesto, cherry tomatoes, two poached eggs & balsamic glaze
  • SMASHED AVO & FETA
    14.9
    served on sourdough with pesto-tossed greens & cherry tomatoes
  • ALOWISHUS BIG BREAKFAST
    18.9
    two free-range eggs your style, bacon, honey mustard pork sausages, grilled cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, hash brown, tomato relish & sourdough toast
  • PANCAKES
    13.9
    with house-made vanilla bean gelato, berry compote & maple syrupadd bacon & banana for $3.5

  • BREAKFAST SIDES
    mushrooms, grilled cherry tomato, extra egg,
    hash brown, extra toast
    2.5 each

    avocado, honey mustard pork sausages, crispy bacon, halloumi, smoked salmon

    3.5 each

  • TOAST
    5.9
    two slices of sourdough (or white, grain, wholemeal or gf) with butter
    & your choice of either vegemite, strawberry jam or honey
  • BANANA BREAD
    5.9
    house made with butter & local honey
  • RAISIN TOAST
    5.9
    two slices with butter
  • NOURISH BOWL
    10.9
    with house made crunchy granola, greek-style yoghurt, berry compote, local honey & seasonal fruit

LITTLE BITES

Not for grown-ups!

  • HAPPY PANCAKES
    6.9
    with our house-made vanilla gelato & maple syrup
  • CHICKEN NUGGETS
    6.9
    with shoestring fries
  • HASHBROWNS WITH TOMATO SAUCE
    6.9
    with tomato sauce

BURGERS & CO

All served with a side of chips

  • ALOWISHUS BEEF BURGER
    15.9
    house-made beef patty, tasty cheese, caramelised onion, lettuce, tomato,
    aioli & tomato relish on a soft bun
  • SWEET CHILLI GRILLED CHICKEN BURGER
    15.9
    grilled chicken with caramelised onion, tomato, tasty cheese,
    cos lettuce, aioli & sweet chilli sauce on a soft bun
  • FISH BURGER
    15.9
    battered fish, chipotle sauce, cos lettuce, house slaw & cheese on a soft bun
  • ADD THE WORKS TO YOUR BURGER
    3.5
    Add crispy bacon & a fried egg to your burger

THE CLASSICS

    • SALT & PEPPER CALAMARI
      14.9
      served with aioli and a side of Italian Salad – cherry tomatoes, rocket, red onion, feta, cucumber & balsamic
    • LOADED FRIES
      10.9
      your choice of potato or sweet potato fries loaded
      with cheese, bacon, tomato salsa and guacamole
    • BEEF NACHOS
      10.9
      tomato salsa, guacamole, sour cream, tasty cheese
      & beef mince on crispy corn chips
    • CLASSIC BEEF LASAGNE W SALAD
      12.9
      made in-house
    • QUICHE OF THE DAY W SALAD
      12.9
      made in-house
    • ADD A SIDE OF FRIES OR SWEET POTATO CHIPS
      3.5
  • BOWL OF FRIES OR SWEET POTATO CHIPS
    7.9
    w/ aioli & sweet chilli sauce

SANDWICHES

  • CHICKEN & AVO
    6.95
    chicken breast, avocado, tomato, lettuce & aioli
  • TASTY TRIO
    6.95
    deli leg ham, swiss cheese, tomato
  • SMASHED EGG & LETTUCE
    6.95
    Alowishus smashed egg & mixed lettuce
  • HAM & SALAD
    6.95
    deli leg ham, tasty cheese, tomato, carrot, red onion, mixed lettuce & Alowishus dressing
  • NEW ORLEANS
    6.95
    deli roast beef, tomato relish, caramelised onion, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato

CHEF’S SALADS

  • CHICKEN CAESAR
    12.9
    grilled chicken strips, parmesan, bacon, poached egg, croutons, cos lettuce, tossed in caesar dressing
  • PESTO ROAST PUMPKIN
    12.9
    with baby beetroot, pine nuts, feta & pesto tossed greens
  • THAI BEEF SALAD
    13.9
    beef strips, lettuce, spinach, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, peppers, peanuts, tossed in Thai dressing
  • GRILLED CHICKEN
    13.9
    honey-glazed grilled chicken strips, mixed lettuce, cherry tomato, red onion, cucumber, feta, avocado, tossed in honey-mustard vinaigrette
  • ALO BOWL
    13.9
    curried cauliflower, roasted pumpkin, pesto tossed greens, rice, corn & capsicum salsa, poached egg & tomato relish
  • JAZZ UP YOUR SALAD
    3.5
    ADD any of the following:
    grilled chicken, chicken schnitzel, roast beef,
    thai beef strips, ham, smoked salmon

BAGUETTES

  • PESTO ROAST BEEF
    8.95
    slow roasted beef, parmesan, capsicum, caramelised onion, rocket, pesto yoghurt dressing
  • DELI HAM & SWISS CHEESE
    8.95
    tomato, baby spinach, dijonaise
  • MEDITERRANEAN PASTRAMI
    8.95
    with feta, baby spinach, roast capsicum, red onion and pesto
  • TASTY CHICKEN
    8.95
    with poached chicken, tasty cheese, tomato, baby rocket, dijonaise

WRAPS

  • CHICKEN CAESAR
    7.95
    poached chicken, parmesan, bacon, egg, lettuce, croutons, caesar dressing
  • NUTTY PUMPKIN
    7.95
    spiced pumpkin with pine nuts, feta, pesto-tossed baby spinach and roast capsicum
  • HAM & SMASHED EGG
    7.95
    deli ham, Alowishus smashed egg, tasty cheese, lettuce, tomato
  • POACHED CHICKEN & SALAD
    7.95
    with tasty cheese, carrot, tomato, lettuce, onion, Alowishus dressing
  • SWEET CHILLI SCHNITZEL
    7.95
    strips of chicken schnitzel, tomato, tasty cheese, cucumber, lettuce, sweet chilli
    & aioli
  • CHICKEN SCHNITZEL & SLAW
    7.95
    strips of chicken schnitzel, house slaw, swiss cheese, baby spinach and dijonaise

HOT BEVERAGES

All our coffee and tea products are 100% certified organic
Your choice of full cream, skinny, soy or lactose free at no extra charge

  • ESPRESSO
    3
  • LONG BLACK
    3.9 / 4.4
  • CAPPUCCINO
    3.9 / 4.4
  • FLAT WHITE
    3.9 / 4.4
  • PICCOLO
    3.9
  • MACCHIATO
    3.9
  • CAFE LATTE
    4.4
  • EXTRAS
    0.6
    extra shot, syrup, decaf, pouring cream or almond milk
  • MOCHA
    4.4 / 4.9
  • AFFOGATO
    5.5
  • ORGANIC HOT CHOCOLATE
    4.4 / 4.9
  • ORGANIC CHAI LATTE
    4.4 / 4.9
  • POT OF TEA
    4.5
  • TAKE AWAY COFFEE
    4 / 4.8 / 5.8

ICED BEVERAGES

  • ICED COFFEE
    6.5
  • ICED CHOCOLATE
    6.5
  • ICED LATTE
    5.5
  • ICED LONG BLACK
    5.5
  • FRAPPES
    6.9
    Chocalote, Strawberry, Vanilla, Caramel, Coffee, Mocha
  • SUMMER CRUSHERS
    6.9
    Orange & Mango, Watermelon

SHAKES & SMOOTHIES

  • GELATO THICKSHAKES
    7.9
  • SMOOTHIES
    6.9
    Tropical Bliss, Banana Berry
  • MALTED MILKSHAKES
    6.5
    Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Caramel, Coffee
  • MILKSHAKES
    4.5 / 5.5
    Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Caramel, Coffee

FRESH JUICES

  • 1
    6.9
    Carrot, Beetroot, Apple, Celery
  • 2
    6.9
    Orange, Lemon, Apple, Pineapple
  • 3
    6.9
    Cucumber, Lemon, Apple, Spinach, Celery
  • 4
    6.9
    Apple, Carrot, Orange, Pineapple
  • 5
    6.9
    Apple, Pineapple, Watermelon
  • ADD GINGER OR TURMERIC
    1 each

HOME-MADE GELATO

  • 1 SCOOP
    3.5
  • 2 SCOOPS
    4.95
  • 3 SCOOPS
    5.95
  • 4 SCOOPS
    6.95
  • TAKE-HOME GELATO
  • 500ML
    12.95
  • 1 LITRE
    19.95

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Henceforth: A journey to a new place

The written word has always fascinated me in a way that I possibly don’t even understand yet myself. I remember as a young lad in school that I really enjoyed history, although I must confess, this interest started when I got my first copy of Age of Empires II: The age of Kings, a computer game where you played historical scenarios and learned the historical context around which they happened; a very engaging way to learn indeed. What does this have to do with coffee? Plain and simple – I have no idea! However, this interest inevitably led me, likewise, to have an interest in what people back then were writing about: their beliefs, stories and mythologies. So, a very interesting era for me was the 17th century when the enlightenment took hold and revolutionised our world forever, but a very subtle factor of that era that I think gets overlooked quite easily, is the language of that time and how people spoke and in this particular case: English. English, in my humble opinion and many others I’m sure would agree, of the 17th century was at the height of its beauty and eloquence and would beat any hashtag or literary trend we have now: ANY DAY! It’s also the era of spoken English in which Shakespeare wrote his plays and even now still considered masterpieces.

Henceforth Cold Brew - Available at Alowishus Delicious

Henceforth Cold Brew – Available at Alowishus Delicious

So fast-forwarding to now, having recently started my journey in hospitality and particularly the coffee scene, I jumped at the opportunity when it arose to take forward a project that involved crafting cold brew coffee and also to develop its own labelling. I instantly started thinking about the branding and from what inspiration I would draw from. Obviously, I went for the amazing gift we have as humans, to communicate with speech, as the inspiration. Any language of course, is just as amazing as the next but it just so happens that we live in an English speaking country. At least, for the most part that is.

After pondering on the name of the brand for a bit, I wanted to come up with something that invoked action, as the Merriam-Webster dictionary states, “…expressing some relation of manner or quality, place, time, degree, number…” (Adverb. (n.d.). Retrieved 14 March, 2018 from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adverb).

A Cold Brew for Yea-Sayers

And so, Henceforth was born! I loved the fact that one word encapsulated so many things at once but also made a call to action. Henceforth simply means from this point on (Merriam-Webster dictionary). Furthermore, other elements that fit well with Henceforth were a compass and finally – THE COFFEE! With all the elements together, the concept I hoped to convey through the labelling was that ‘from this point onwards (Henceforth) having a cold brew of your choice (THE COFFEE!) will direct your day (the compass) no matter what errand you’re on (YOU the coffee drinker). So with this branding personality in place and the help of very talented people that I consulted for help on a regular basis and will continue to do as the brand develops, and without who’s help wouldn’t have made it possible, we have arrived at what is only the starting point of something special. FIN!

 ~Heinrich

 

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We surprised 3 local Bundaberg businesses with some of our delicious, house-made gelato. What’s even better, we made it using their very own produce!

 

Cafes Bundaberg – 5 Local Cafes Worth Instagramming About

Cafes Bundaberg

Cafes Bundaberg – A big Thank You to our awesome Social Media Manager Olivia Harvey, due to her efforts, Alowishus Delicious has been voted as one of 5 local cafes worth instagramming about.

Thanks to Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism for the original blog post and for choosing to feature us.  You can read it here:

5 Local Cafes Worth Instagramming About In The Bundaberg North Burnett Region

 

5 Local Cafes Worth Instagramming About In The Bundaberg North Burnett Region

Alowishus hit the list for Bundaberg Cafes worth Instagramming about.  Check us out on Instagram – cafes Bundaberg

1. Nonna’s Gelateria @ The Windmill

Ice-cream for breakfast? Yes, please! Located in Bargara this picturesque café is worth an Instagram post without even going in, however, if you do you will surely be rewarded.  They have delicious baked goods, acai bowls and incredible breakfasts.

A beautiful, sunny day at Nonna's Gelateria @ The Windmill (Credit: Sarahdibbs)
A beautiful, sunny day at Nonna’s Gelateria @ The Windmill (Credit: Sarahdibbs)

2. Nourish Café

If you are looking for something fresh, light and clean you should check out Nourish Café.

Offering delectable meals made from whole foods and local produce, most noteworthy, they have in-house made bread, and cooking workshops.

Nourish Bounty Bowl (Credit: Sisteremma)
Nourish Bounty Bowl (Credit: Sisteremma)

3. Indulge

Brisbane Times Good Food Guide People’s Choice Winners 2016 local café Indulge.  They create their menu around their motto; ‘we know where it came from and how it was made’.

Sourcing fresh, in-season produce daily from local growers and producers making them a second-to-none dining spot for locals and visitors alike.

Delicious Poached Pear Breakfast at 'Indulge' (Credit: Kat_cot)
Delicious Poached Pear Breakfast at ‘Indulge’ (Credit: Kat_cot)

4. Sea Gypsy

Located at Burnett Heads is a small café whose boho vibes can be felt before you even enter the door. If you are in the mood to relax, wear a long floral skirt and sip chai lattes, then this is the place to go.

Vege Share Platter at 'Sea Gypsy' (Credit: Imejine)

Vege Share Platter at ‘Sea Gypsy’ (Credit: Imejine)

5. Alowishus Delicious

Besides having the best Instagram game in Bundaberg this alleyway coffee shop is a favourite among locals. Particularly for their coffee, fresh takeaway lunch options and quality catch ups. Don’t be afraid to head down the alley and see their quirky table ‘numbers’!

'Alowishus Delicious' takeaway lunches (Credit: Alowishus)
‘Alowishus Delicious’ takeaway lunches (Credit: Alowishus)

Click here to see our menu featuring loads of local produce

Bundaberg Cafe Alowishus Delicious Visiting Local Farms

The number of cafes Bundaberg has to offer is growing every year and we are proud to be amongst your favourite ones.