MEET AT THE KERB

Kerb Café and Gelato at the High­fields Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre is go­ing from strength to strength

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In 2013, a de­light­ful café with a dif­fer­ence was wel­comed at the High­fields Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre — Kerb Café and Gelato. Own­ers Mar­ius and An­gelic Kruger had a small cof­fee stall for three years and then Kerb opened in 2013, so their friendly faces were al­ready known to lo­cals.

With more than 20 years ex­pe­ri­ence in hos­pi­tal­ity, Mar­ius and An­gelic love work­ing in the in­dus­try.

“Our clients are our friends — High­fields is like one big fam­ily where we all share life to­gether,” they say.

“90 per cent of our clients don’t have to or­der their cof­fee as we al­ready know what they have be­fore they ask.”

Mar­ius and his wife An­gelic im­mi­grated from South Africa in 2006. They have three boys to­gether. Mar­ius is a well-known face in the High­fields com­mu­nity, as he is also the min­is­ter of re­li­gion and pas­tor of the lo­cal High­fields Com­mu­nity Church.

Kerb is renowned for their de­li­cious cof­fee, gelato and more re­cently the Kerb Burger Bar, open from Tuesday to Satur­day into night-time trad­ing as well.

“The burg­ers are a great op­tion for fam­i­lies and are af­ford­able too,” Mar­ius says.

“It’s more than a busi­ness sell­ing cof­fee — for us this is our pas­sion, and we love shar­ing that with the lo­cal com­mu­nity — our fam­ily.

“Ev­ery­thing is made on-site, we love what we do, and that pas­sion comes out in our ser­vice and qual­ity of food.”

Soon Kerb will be of­fer­ing their own cold-pressed cof­fee and award-win­ning cof­fee blends from the lead­ing cof­fee roast­ers in Aus­tralia, and one of the best in the world.

Kerb have re­cently been in­vited into the Toby’s Es­tate fam­ily, which opens up the lat­est, new­est de­vel­op­ments in cof­fee.

Their gelato is made in-store with fresh in­gre­di­ents, from a gelato ma­chine im­ported from Italy.

Mar­ius and his team also re­ceive on­go­ing train­ing from one of the best gelato mas­ters in the world.

While Mar­ius has 14 staff, he also works closely with Teen Chal­lenge in Toowoomba, giv­ing young peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to re­ha­bil­i­tate and re-en­ter the work­force af­ter life-con­trol­ling prob­lems.

Keep up to date with the lat­est and great­est news from Kerb on their Face­book page, Kerb Café & Gelato.

Kerb Café and Gelato is open ev­ery­day from 7am at the High­fields Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre, so stop in or call to or­der your cof­fee and the team will have it ready for you as you pass by.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Mar­ius Kruger, owner of Kerb Cafe & Gelato.

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