Cafe a sat­is­fy­ing stop

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

THE head chef of Cracka Dawn, a newly opened take­away in Can­non­vale, has said there’s nowhere he’d rather be than the Whit­sun­days.

Daniel Tor­res, also co-owner of Cracka Dawn, was born in Peru, but af­ter 10 years in Aus­tralia, he now calls the Whit­sun­days home.

Mr Tor­res, who has al­ways loved cook­ing, work­ing with new in­gre­di­ents and try­ing new blends and recipes, said he was en­joy­ing work­ing for the busy Can­non­vale take-away.

Trained as a pas­try chef and cook, he rel­ishes the chance to blend his own sauces, in­ject­ing a few per­son­alised spe­cial in­gre­di­ents, and cre­at­ing his own home-made fill­ings for the pies and sausage rolls.

Mr Tor­res said the main aim at Cracka Dawn was to “ful­fil every need we can in cus­tomer ser­vice”.

“The peo­ple come be­cause it’s good food and it’s friendly,” he said.

Mr Tor­res said the take­away was known for its “great, smooth but strong” cof­fee, adding 30kg of cof­fee had so far been used weekly since Cracka Dawn opened seven weeks ago.

“It’s an orig­i­nal blend,” he said. “A lot of peo­ple go for the cof­fee, and I think you def­i­nitely need a good cof­fee to start the day.”

Cracka Dawn spe­cialises in a range of break­fast and lunch op­tions, from fried chicken dishes, pasta, burg­ers, fish, sand­wiches, wraps, pies to sausage rolls.

Gluten-free choices are of­fered, and cus­tomer favourites in­clude lamb tzatziki wraps, chicken schnitzel rolls and crumb steak rolls with onion gravy and fries.

Cracka Dawn is open from 6am Mon­day to Satur­day, in the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre, next to the phar­macy.

PHOTO: PE­TER CARRUTHERS

FOOD GA­LORE: Leti­tia Sher­gold, Daniel Tor­res and staff Brad Sher­gold and Sean McGill.

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