Faithe Co­ha­lan

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What do you do?

I’m the proud owner of Mor­ries Cafe in Har­ri­etville. Ev­ery­thing we do is home­made and done from scratch us­ing lo­cal pro­duce even our gra­nola. We also do ve­gan gelato and ice­cream that is all gluten free. We’ve we not long changed up our menu and that’s some­thing will con­tinue to do each sea­son to keep things fresh. We do cater­ing for groups and are host­ing the pasta night ahead of this week­end’s Har­ri­etville Half Marathon on Satur­day night and have a wed­ding lined up to pro­vide our ice­cream. . We’re also en­vi­ron­men­tally con­science and try to be pa­per free; you pay ex­tra for take­away cof­fee cups if you are sit­ting in. Have you al­ways worked in hos­pi­tal­ity?

I have. Since mov­ing to the area in 2013 from Wood­ford in Queens­land and be­fore I tak­ing over the cafe here I worked in hos­pi­tal­ity in Bright, Porepunkah and Wandiligong. I al­ways wanted to have my own busi­ness and two years ago started my own or­ganic wet chai tea busi­ness called El­marie Chai. We whole­sale that to dif­fer­ent places in­clud­ing the Wandi Pub who use it in their desserts. We also do mar­kets and fes­ti­vals with that and use it to make soaps as well. We’re hop­ing to get big­ger and have just added a café in Queens­land that wants to stock our prod­uct.

Where does your pas­sion for cook­ing come from?

My pas­sion for cook­ing comes from my dad who is an amaz­ing cook. It’s some­thing I’ve al­ways done and I es­pe­cially love bak­ing cakes which is some­thing else we do here.

How long have you lived in Har­ri­etville?

We’ve been in Har­ri­etville for past year. I love it here, you can spend a morn­ing, af­ter­noon or night in Bright and then come back here and know that it’s not go­ing to be any­where near as busy.

What do you en­joy do­ing in your spare time?

I do lots of walk­ing and also love fish­ing and camp­ing. I macramé too and sell things like pot hang­ers and jew­ellery through the café and at mar­kets. I also en­joy ski­ing but have only been twice this sea­son.

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