Some of you may be return visitors to this website, after following the blog over the years, and others might be visiting for the first time if you have been to the café, or are thinking about paying us a visit. First of all, whatever your reasons for landing on this page – Welcome!
So, let me tell you a bit about how this all started.
Uforic Food Café is a quaint little café we opened in October 2013, and is part of the amazing Surfcoast Highway Garden Centre in Mount Duneed – which is five minutes from Torquay at the start of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Our neighbours are Beach Tree Nursery, Art and Garden and Better Bricks and the whole precinct is a haven for gardeners, shoppers and lovers of all things beautiful, natural … and yummy!
Our aim is to create a relaxing atmosphere where you can sit and enjoy great coffee and food with fabulous flavours either inside, or out in our beautiful rose garden. We also hope our provedore section, filled with delicious ingredients from local honey to top quality olive oil, will inspire you to cook delicious food for you and your family at home.
Uforic Food Café actually started its life, right here, in the online world. It was just a little blog where I have been writing about my love for food and cooking over the past four years. The main focus of my writing has been about inspiring other people to cook delicious food at home.
In September 2013 my father and brother approached us with an idea to buy a café they had seen for sale – and so my husband Matt and I threw caution to the wind, with me giving up full-time employment, and him putting his web-development business on hold – to take on this incredible adventure. Having a café has always been my ultimate dream – but I never thought it would be possible until I was much older. But at 30 here we are, running a family business, and despite the long hours and obstacles that inevitably come with it – we absolutely love it!
And, without this sounding like a thank you speech from the Aria’s – I want to thank our family and friends. They have helped us create what we have today and done everything from spread the word on social media, to coming in for breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea. They have told their friends about us and above all, willingly put up with the fact that we are never available any more, go to bed at 8.30pm and never answer our phones. Thank you!
So, that’s how this all started … and if you made it all the way through the journey, I hope it has inspired you to come down and say hi sometime … and have one of Matty’s AWESOME coffees, or a bite to eat.
What an amazing journey it has been … and this is only the beginning!
Lisa Mary Cummins
Uforic Food Café