‘Our favourite part of the job is contact with our customers’

May 30, 2018

Jodie Dryden (staff), Louise Napier, Lee McLay (staff), Julie Bowman (staff), Steve Bolten (staff) and Russell Napier

THERE are few better prepared for the winter months than Louise and Russell Napier at the Kyabram Bakery.

The pair took over the bakery 11 years ago and they haven’t looked back since.

“Russell really wanted to own his own business and this opportunity sort of popped up at the right time for us,” Louise said.

While Louise might have been second guessing the move to begin with, the jokes and laughs she shares with her co-workers shows just how much they enjoy their job.

“Our favourite part of the job, and I speak for our staff too, is the contact with customers, knowing the people who come into your shop every day and support you,” she said.

“You almost become a small part of their lives.”

The weather is beginning to get colder and as the early mornings starts get tougher, the bakery has Kyabram covered.

“We have plenty of great things on our menu, but for winter I would say our pies and coffees would be the most popular.

“People can also come in and grab a toasted sandwich in the mornings.”

One of the most impressive features of the Kyabram Bakery is that all of their products — minus gluten-free options — are made on site.

“We take a lot of pride in that and we are also looking to expand our gluten-free range.”

The bakery is open on Sunday from 8am to 1pm for a hangover-curing pie or coffee.

Turmeric beverages are also being offered including turmeric coffee, which is a healthy option for Ky locals.

The bakery also offers spiced chai and multiple different flavoured coffee syrups.

“In local communities it’s all about supporting the people who support you,” Louise said.

Follow the Kyabram Bakery on Instagram @ky—bakery or on Facebook at Kyabram Bakery.

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