CUSTOMERS REVEL IN DINE-IN DELIGHT
NORTH Burnett residents ventured out of their homes to enjoy dine-in meals across the region at the weekend.
Stage one of the State Government’s road map started on Saturday, allowing hospitality venues and beauty businesses to serve up to 10 patrons at a time.
Cafes and pubs rolled the dice on whether it was viable to open their doors, even if it was to a handful of customers at a time.
Monto residents Dillyn Potgieter and Lucy Stanley were happy to get out of the house and support Cafe Delicious by sitting down.
“We usually go between both cafes to help during these times,” Mr Potgieter said.
“It was nice to go outside today as well, we’ve been missing just going out for coffee and lunch,” Ms Stanley added.
Monto Coffee Lounge owner Dave Horder said cafes that opened for dine-in service had to adhere to strict guidelines concerning customers and hygiene.
“Everyone who sits down has to write down their name and contact number in case something happens,” Mr Horder said.
“We also have to disinfect every table after people leave, so there’s a bit more to it than just opening.”
Mungungo Pub owners Dani Meers and Ray Morris decided to open for dine-in bookings, which meant disinfecting tables after each customer.
“Honestly, I think everyone is sick to death of sitting at home,” Ms Meers said.
“How nice is it to sit down and have a meal, and have a chat, even if it is for an hour?”
The Mungungo Pub is only taking bookings, no walk-in customers at this stage.
OUT AND ABOUT AGAIN: Lucy Stanley and Dillyn Potgieter enjoy the chance to take a seat at Cafe Delicious in Monto once again.
Dani Meers disinfects tables at the Mungungo Pub.
Beverley McTackett and Jack Wood at the Monto Coffee Lounge.