NEW LOOK: The Cherry Tree Cafe’s Leanne Mundey shows the colour of a fresh Kelvin Falls Family Farm egg.
NEW LOOK: The Cherry Tree Cafe’s Leanne Mundey shows the colour of a fresh Kelvin Falls Family Farm egg. Ben Wilmott

Cherry Tree Cafe change direction to close up on Sundays

SEASONAL produce has found a home at The Cherry Tree Cafe in Warwick.

Business owner Scott Morton has teamed up with Kelvin Falls Family Farms.

"The free range eggs taste amazing, they are fresher, cheaper and keeps the money in the community," he said.

"Some people have been taken aback by the look of the eggs but that is because they don't look like the regular commercial eggs.

"There aren't the same additives to make them look a certain colour but they couldn't be fresher."

Mr Morton said he had made the decision to close the popular cafe on Sundays, ending their run of seven-day trading.

"We had been open for seven days week for the last three years," he said.

"It can be a bit hit-and-miss and that can be a fair whack when it's a slow day and we still have to pay so much for wages for the day.

"We had a look at different ways we can be more efficient and thought we would give it a break on Sunday and see how it goes."

Last year the Productivity Commission recommended a raft of changes to the Australian workplace laws that included a push to end Sunday double-time rates.

Productivity Commission chair Peter Harris said the change would encourage more restaurants to stay open on a Sunday.

"Set many years ago to deter weekend work these rates now just deter weekend services that as a society we increasingly want," Mr Harris said.

"This is particularly so for the cafe, hospitality, entertainment, restaurant and retailing industries and the retailing industry is shown up here."



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