We love exploring all the cafes around Geelong, and this little gem is an absolute treat! We get the lowdown on all things Winston & Co with the brains behind the business, Ange!
Hi Ange, can you tell our readers a little something about yourself?
I started out in hospitality at 16, dropped out of school to start a chef’s apprenticeship and I’ve never looked back. I’m also a mum of two beautiful girls.
Why did you decide to start up Winston and Co?
I started my catering business Simple Catering Solutions in 2015 and have always wanted to have a shop front, when this one popped up I thought why not.
Upon stalking, I saw that you have fudge available, can you walk us through what food you have on offer?
Our homemade fudge is definitely one of our biggest sellers and has people talking! We offer quick and easy breakfast and lunch options for our customers on the go.
You have jumped on the One Good Cup bandwagon; how did you get involved with this?
I found One good Cup on Instagram and contacted them about getting involved. It is a great local initiative and a fantastic way to encourage people to reuse instead of adding to our global waste crisis.
Do you make everything on location, or are they outsourced from other local businesses?
We make and bake most of our own cakes/slices and biscuits on location. I love trying out new recipes on our customers. We source our beautiful croissants from La Madre Bakery.
What is your must-have for any café?
Great coffee is definitely number one. We stock Lavazza coffee which I absolutely love. It’s a great all-rounder and our customers are raving about it.
Located at 172 Boundary Road, Thomson. Open Monday – Friday 6am – 3pm, and Saturday 8am – 2pm.
Written by Chloe Cicero