High standards on high street
IT'S worth taking the time to wander along one of Bundaberg's most famous streets, Bourbong St.
You are not short of choice along the main thoroughfare through the Rum City's central business district, with a wealth of dining and coffee choices, places to shop, services and more along the popular strip.
The businesses featured in this specialist feature are working hard to make their mark on Bourbong St and continue to make it a place where locals and visitors alike want to spend time.
Why not take a trip along Bourbong St and try some of the delicious and exciting options waiting for you, no matter what your tastes?
Buzz Superfood Bar
Buzz Superfood Bar, opened by Chris Beasley in June, serves up colour and taste that will leave you feeling nourished and alive.
Chris said since opening the response to the variety of options available had been extremely positive.
"People like nothing more than sitting by our beautiful big bi-fold windows and watching the world go by while enjoying a guilt-free healthy snack or meal.”
"When we opened Buzz Superfood Bar we really wanted to offer the Bundaberg community similar to what we had in our Gladstone store which is a healthy, quick and of course delicious food option in the heart of the CBD.”
The Buzz Superfood Bar range includes acai bowls, protein bowls, pink pitaya bowls, protein smoothies, whole fruit smoothies, protein pancakes, raw treats, coffee, organic goods and vegan pies.
Guzman Y Gomez
ARE YOU looking for the finest Mexican food and experience this side of the equator?
Guzman Y Gomez is on the corner of Bourbong and Walla Sts.
GYG taqueria manager Sean Ikstrums said GYG used only the freshest and finest ingredients
"We never compromise on the quality of our food,” he said.
"When we opened our first restaurant in 2006, it was with the intention of sharing the real flavours of Mexico with the world, and we're 100% obsessed with this mission,” he said.
"Twice a day we make our famous guacamole, marinate our Lilydale Free Range chicken, hand shred our sow stall free pork and pull apart our slow cooked beef because our success comes from your enjoyment of our food, which is why we have an uncompromising attitude to everything we do.”
For something quick and easy for lunch or dinner, download the new GYG App to your phone (you get a free burrito on your first order).
Cool Banana's Cafe
YOU may have noticed something different at 91 Bourbong St recently and, according to chef Geoff Liddell, it is going to keep getting better and better.
Well known for serving up delicious food at Les Chefs, Geoff and the team are continuing their quality food and service at Cool Banana's Cafe.
The licensed cafe/restaurant offers good old-fashioned table service and an exceptional range of menu choices.
When it comes to flavour and freshness, Geoff never compromises and wherever possible always makes the choice to buy local.
If you are looking for an affordable dinner option, why not choose the night that suits your cravings such as $10 dinner specials. Thursday is pasta night, Friday is fish and chips and Saturday is steak sandwich night. On Sundays there is a $15 barbecue, which includes a steak, sausage and chicken kebab, bread and battered onion rings and salads that you can help yourself to.
Coffee On Bourbong
WHEN Melissa Evans opened Coffee On Bourbong six years ago in the Margaret Rose Centre, her focus was clear: provide quality coffee and home cooked, affordable meals and snacks for patients and families visiting the Mater Hospital.
Since then, the cafe has become well known as a tranquil place away from the hustle and the bustle of the CBD where customers can enjoy a moment.
The cafe can also seat up to 48 comfortably and specialises in corporate catering for breakfast and lunches.
"We pride ourselves on great coffee made to perfection by our fully trained baristas and given that we brew the Phantom Bean blend from Duckinwilla Coffee Roasters in Maryborough our customers tell us that they keep coming back because our coffee is the best in town.”