Winners of the 2018 Countrywide Café of the Year competition revealed

The team at Countrywide's Café of the Year, Alowishus Delicious (QLD).

The winners of Countrywide's inaugural Café of the Year competition have been announced, and six, outstanding venues from across Australia have been recognised with $52,000 worth of prizes.

The promotion was launched by the country's largest group of independent, wholesale foodservice distributors in February of this year, and ran for 14 weeks.

Once a cafe was registered, customers could submit their votes. And throughout the 8-week voting period, venues engaged in strong social media campaigns and in-house promotions, with voters also going into the running to win free coffee for a year.

And after a tally of the votes, a clear frontrunner emerged.

Overall Countrywide Café of the Year – Winner of $25,000:

  • Alowishus Delicious, Bundaberg, QLD

Regional Winners – Each a winner of $5,000:

  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year WA – The Good Egg Café (Busselton)
  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year NSW/ACT – Le Bon Melange (Gunghalin)
  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year VIC/TAS – Pelikan Societe (Hastings)
  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year SA/NT – Jitter Bean Oasis (Lochiel)
  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year QLD – Putia Pure Foods Kitchen (Banyo)

The Countrywide Café of the Year competition will return next year.

For further enquiries, please contact Countrywide's marketing manager, Michelle Wearing, at michelle.wearing@countrywide.net.au or via 0413 805 876.