The space used was once Ross' grandmother Jessie's house. The dishes are made in her old kitchen. She was a known for being able to feed hordes of family at short notice. Ross says he will never let standards slip because the cafe bears his grandmother's name.
The cafe offers breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, coffee, loose-leaf tea and home baking. A local chef helped form the menu. The Turiffs grow a lot of produce at the garden centre, less than 50 yards from the kitchen.
They converted a flat into a cafe with toilets and kitchens. Planners, building control, environmental health and fire department were all helpful. Local tradesmen helped get the cafe open and after a year, the 42-seat establishment had turned over more than £250,000.
A third room is due to be opened that will give 50 per cent more capacity. The cafe is 2012 winner of the Scottish Homebaking Award. Trip Advisor and Facebook reviews have been positive.
- Judge's comment
"A great start-up. Well done" - Paul Pleydell
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