In April the Yallourn North takeaway shop closed its doors for good. However murmurs that new owners would reinvent the business into a cafe were welcomed with anticipation. New owners Gani and Nuray Ardolli quickly rebranded the business Y-North Cafe and Takeaway, and a massive renovation undertaking began. Hints of information crept into the community as to what could be expected on the menu, and townsfolk were eagerly excited that coffee would be part of the mix.
A new pizza oven was purchased, as well as various other equipment to make the eatery operate smoothly, and every corner of the shop was refurbished from top to bottom. The family duo tried to keep the community updated as much as possible during the undertaking. All was tested on the 12th of August when a soft opening was held, in aim of getting a good feel for community expectations.
Along with the standard items like burgers, fish and chips, and home-made lasagne, fried rice and sausage rolls, the bain-marie has been filled with crafted Turkish and Albanian delights. Börek, Moussaka and Petulla have all made an appearance on occasion, with locals and out-of-town folk willing to give them a try.
When you order your coffee, you’ll be graced with a home made rum ball or specialty Turkish delight. The pizza menu has been extended to include a variety of options. And the couple are more than open to accommodating any special requirements. Milk shakes are now on the menu too. Which is perfect with summer now here.
With extensive previous experience in the kitchen, both Gani and Nuray (with their son Zenun) get to live their dream of running their own boutique eatery. The couple have since purchased the old hairdresser/Post Office building at Shop 6, and will be hosting catered functions from within. Gani and Nuray aim to create an enjoyable and vibrant café experience for the local and surrounding community.
The cafe is open six days a week from 11am, and closed Tuesdays.
For phone orders and function bookings call: 03 5101 0159
An extensive renovation undertaking took place