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by Victoria McGuin

Shotgun Espresso in Maleny just goes from strength to strength, it seems. Owners Kelly Robson and Adrian Anderson bought the entire building in 2022 and had exciting plans from the start.

“We had been renting the space for eight years and wanted to secure our future and expand our ideas for the café,” said Kelly.

“We have started Shotgun Provisions, where we have three sized takeaway offerings for our salads, as they are so popular.”

Indeed, the variety is mouth-wateringly good and can vary between roast carrot and lentil, Asian noodle, roast pumpkin and red quinoa with a tahini dressing, broccoli and chickpea, potato, bean and pesto, and grain and raisin.

A small box is $14, large $22 and family size $34, and they are worth every penny!

Not content with Shotgun Provisions, Kelly recently hosted the first ‘pop-up’ wine bar, which went down a treat with locals.

“It was fantastic, very successful,” shared Kelly. “A useful dress rehearsal to get us permanently up and running. The community has continuously rallied around us, and the bar was very well received.

“I’d like people to think of us as an espresso wine bar now,” Kelly laughed.

“We have a delicious red, fresh white and perfect Prosecco, plus various ales, lager, cider, and cocktails. Everyone seems happy with the selection, but we are always open to suggestions and feedback from the locals.”

Kelly is hoping to start with opening one night a week sometime in the early new year.

“We’ve just put shelving up, we’re investing in glassware and expanding our range, but it’s mainly about coordinating staff and adding to our wonderful team,” Kelly said.

“We’re evolving all the time with the community, and the aim is to create evenings of interesting wine, cocktails, good food and fun!”



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