KATRINE TAYLOR WHAT’S YOUR THING? Good food, it makes me happy.
LOCATION: 4/403 Warrenheip Street Buninyong, Vic 335
HOURS: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm & Sat 8am-1pm
PHONE: 5341 2208
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MAGGIE & KATE STORY
Katrine Taylor has always wanted her own cafe, so with young children she started off with a coffee van instead. She has since made the transition to her own cafe located in Buninyong. The opportunity came in May 2016 when the cafe formerly known as the Figleaf in Warrenheip Street became available for sale. Katrine was born in Buninyong and returned to live there with her family over three years ago, the cafe was perfect for her vision of Maggie & Kate.
The name Maggie and Kate is a reference to Katrine and her Mum and treasured memories of learning to bake. Maggie & Kate is a sweet little cafe where you will be served fabulous coffee and fresh baked classics such as yo yos, jam drops, shortbread, slices, biscuits, muffins and cakes all made on the premises. Maggie & Kate also serve a tasty range of breakfasts and lunches featuring local, quality produce.
In the first few months Katrine made many subtle changes to the decor, spending weekends painting, introducing new lighting, chairs and signage. She has a busy stream of customers ordering coffee, snacks, breakfast and lunch to go, and many more are now taking time to sit down and enjoy the fresh flavours in a cosy, comfortable setting.
NEW DIRECTIONS FOR MAGGIE & KATE
Katrine has introduced a menu with a style of food she has always wanted to offer. Baking in house traditional recipes from her Mum and Grandmother. It’s the place you can go to to enjoy great coffee and cake at a reasonable price.
Katrine’s introducing lot’s of new baked classics along with her staples to cater for her regular customers. Her goal is to make everything fresh in house.
Katrine’s baking inspiration comes from her treasured collection of cookbooks, she inherited a portion of her grandmother’s and all of her mothers. It was from these Katrine developed her love of baking and is encouraging her kids to use them as she did when she was younger.
Katrine values quality local produce and uses the best at Maggie & Kate including Basilio Sourdough, Inglenook Milk, Country Style Smallgoods ham, bacon and salami, eggs from Idyll Farm, Warnambool Cheese and Grounded Pleasures fine drinking chocolate assortments.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING?
Without hesitation Katrine loves butter and good eggs.
Her favourite comfort treat is a Maggie & Kates ham and cheese toastie, with thick cut Basilio Hi Top slices, Warnambool Cheese and Sebastian’s ham.
TELL US ABOUT THE COFFEE?
Katrine admits she loves her coffee strong paired with Inglenook milk. They do a bustling trade in Allpress Coffee, who are based in Collingwood. They supply excellent fresh coffee and Katrine and her staff have all been trained at Allpress to ensure they have mastered the craft of serving excellent coffee.
Given their busy trade of early morning Geelong commuters every morning they must be adept baristas.
WHAT OTHER BALLARAT FOODIES INSPIRE YOU?
Katrine loves the pizzas from Trevor’s Pizza a few doors down from Maggie & Kate in Warrenheip Street Buninyong and dines at Meigas Spanish Restaurant in Armstrong street Ballarat as often as she can, referring to Jose’s food as ‘Amazing!’.