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Hi there

We are leaving at the end of June on our LSD. We want to move to Gold/Sunshine Coast. Our aim is to buy/open a bakery. We would like to specialise in South African products such as melktert, koeksisters, hertzoggies, brandewyn bolletjies, etc.

I have done some research on the internet and have found no SA bakeries in OZ. Please can somebody advise me if they excist and where.

Saffers - would this work? If so, which area would you recommend we open our bakery?

Thank you

Cheers

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Hi

I cant talk for Brisbane/QLD. In Perth there are no South African Bakeries or home industies.

The South African shops normally sell melktert and koeksusters which a local lady makes .

There are bakeries 1) Either run by the Asian communities and the produce they sell is very reasonably priced.

or 2) Top end Patisseries which are expensive, but sell beutiful and delicious cakes and pasteries.

The supermarkets also sell a lot of bakery items from breads to cakes to biscuits and pasteries. Then you have the franchises such as Bakers Delight/Brumbies and St Michels. Competion in that line is stiff.

Good Idea, how viable it is ????

But good luck

regards

Enrica

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Springbok Foods on the Gold Coast does sell SA bakery items, not on a big scale though. I think mainly koeksisters. If you google them you'll find the price list on their website. Other than that I don't know of any SA bakery in Brisbane or the GC.

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Springbok Foods on the Gold Coast does sell SA bakery items, not on a big scale though. I think mainly koeksisters. If you google them you'll find the price list on their website. Other than that I don't know of any SA bakery in Brisbane or the GC.

thank you for the info.....I have been on their website. They only avertised rusks and koeksisters. Do you reckon if we open a SA bakery it would be supported well?

cheers

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Springbok Foods seems to do well. They deliver all over the Brisbane and Gold Coast area. Every time I go to their shop it's pretty full. I'm sure you'd do well. You might have to also bake stuff that the locals will like too though, as well as the SA baked goods.

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Springbok Foods seems to do well. They deliver all over the Brisbane and Gold Coast area. Every time I go to their shop it's pretty full. I'm sure you'd do well. You might have to also bake stuff that the locals will like too though, as well as the SA baked goods.

hi

yes, we want to produce 'normal' things too. We have to cater for the masses as well :blink:

We are coming over in the next 3 weeks on our LSD. We will be going around to see which area will be better for us to purchase or start a bakery. At this stage we know of 3 bakeries in the GC that is for sale. I reckon there are a lot of Saffers there too, right?

It seems that the SC is a ver nice place.

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We did our LSD last year to SC/GC and a bit of Brisbane.We decided to settle on S/C and honestly did not notice too many bakeries in Mooloolaba/Maroochydore area.There are apparently stacks of saffers there and many more to arrive as this is a huge growth area at the moment.Unfortunately cannot help you more than that other than to say we would definitely support you 100%.So good luck with your plans :blink:

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Hi

yes there are lots of us over here on the gold coast.... :whome:

Hi

I see you live in Robina. This is where we will be staying with our Aussie friends when we come over in the next few weeks. Looks like a lovely place. Are there many Saffers there too?

:P

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When you talk about catering for the masses, the general Australian public is used to things like loaves, pizzas, lamington cakes, etc. but if you could introduce some South African delicacies and 'educate' some of the locals in what they're like, you might find a niche that could be well rewarding.

It depends largely on how well you market your exotic delights to the locals, I guess and whether they'll keep coming back for more and more South African stuff that they are developing a liking for.

Good Luck!

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We did our LSD last year to SC/GC and a bit of Brisbane.We decided to settle on S/C and honestly did not notice too many bakeries in Mooloolaba/Maroochydore area.There are apparently stacks of saffers there and many more to arrive as this is a huge growth area at the moment.Unfortunately cannot help you more than that other than to say we would definitely support you 100%.So good luck with your plans :)

Thank you!!! We are leaving next week on our LSD - can't wait! I have so many feelings, I cant make out heads or tails.

Please can you give me a few tips as to what to look for and where do you think is best to go

Thanks

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When you talk about catering for the masses, the general Australian public is used to things like loaves, pizzas, lamington cakes, etc. but if you could introduce some South African delicacies and 'educate' some of the locals in what they're like, you might find a niche that could be well rewarding.

It depends largely on how well you market your exotic delights to the locals, I guess and whether they'll keep coming back for more and more South African stuff that they are developing a liking for.

Good Luck!

thank you! I suppose if the product is perfect as well as the service, clients will support you - whatever their background and culture. Luckily my husband owns/runs a bakery here - he has plenty experience.

Enjoy your day

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Personally, I'm hoping you set up in Brisbane. I haven't even left yet, but know I'll miss good 'ol SA cooking, milktart and lemon meringue being my favourite. Maybe you might even consider making bobotie - my alltime favourite but I absolutely suck at making it! And what about home made atchars and chutney's?

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Personally, I'm hoping you set up in Brisbane. I haven't even left yet, but know I'll miss good 'ol SA cooking, milktart and lemon meringue being my favourite. Maybe you might even consider making bobotie - my alltime favourite but I absolutely suck at making it! And what about home made atchars and chutney's?

he he, you are making me hungry! :ilikeit:

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Hello Nickyo

One of the few things that I miss in Australia is good bread. Perhaps it is just the town we are in but even in Perth we did not see good bread. Even the bakeries seem never to have fresh bread. I miss a fresh ciaobatta or hot bread rolls, so far I have yet to find a hot loaf anywhere.

We are on the other side but if you were near us and made fresh bread everyday I would support you.

Good luck

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Hello Nickyo

One of the few things that I miss in Australia is good bread. Perhaps it is just the town we are in but even in Perth we did not see good bread. Even the bakeries seem never to have fresh bread. I miss a fresh ciaobatta or hot bread rolls, so far I have yet to find a hot loaf anywhere.

We are on the other side but if you were near us and made fresh bread everyday I would support you.

Good luck

thank you for the idea - I tell you nothing like a hot roll with a glass of fresh milk - njum njum!

:ilikeit:

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thank you for the idea - I tell you nothing like a hot roll with a glass of fresh milk - njum njum!

:ilikeit:

Further to Brizzy Bessies list my wife said she would like real jam doughnuts with apricot jam and chelsea buns. We are in Brisbane as well so

I think South African will support you, but Bob makes a very good point. South Africans are perhaps 5% of the community to under 10% in a place like Mackay which is swarming with them/us. Go to the govmnt statistics website for specific info

In my experience most people here wont try new or strange looking things but if it catches on you could find your self running a franchise setup

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Baker's Delight is very big here in Melbourne. Maybe first join up with such a franchise to get to know the market, then start expanding on it. Good luck with your venture.

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I read the whole thread before I realised it was started almost a year ago. Any feedback from the TS as what you did. If you started a bakery, how is it going?

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