After 40 years as Launceston’s home of cakes and pastries, 55 George Street is now a hotbed of coffee shop favourites.
“We’ve had a few speed bumps along the way and some issues with equipment, but it’s all worth it,” owner Nick Kaine said.
Former Townsend’s co-owner Leigh Townsend was on-hand to have a look at the new coffee shop just days out from its official opening.
He had a few words of advice for the budding business owner.
“Work hard, pay your bills and you’ll be fine,” he said.
“It’s not a big secret, you just need to work hard – you never stop when you own a small business.”