Although only taking over the running of Meg’s Place (formerly Country Fresh) in Creswick, less than 10 months ago, single mother Meg Chandler has put her own stamp on the business and has slowly, but surely grown it into a welcome addition to the coffee culture in the town. Originally starting the business with her former partner, when the relationship ended, Meg sat and wondered; “What the hell do I do now?” The simple answer was to just get on with it. Meg believes that people want food that is affordable and satisfying where they can feel comfortable in a family friendly atmosphere. She has achieved this with the help of her enthusiastic and supportive staff, many have developed their skills on the job. Although only thirty-one, Meg has worked in hospitality since she was eighteen in a variety of roles that added to her skill base, which she uses to train her staff.
She is also very conscious of quality control, all food is made on the premises and cooked to order. “No bain maries here” said Meg. While the café is large, Meg has utilised the space by adding a range of local crafts, artworks and provedore goodies. As the café evolves, so too will the menu range with more innovations in the retail area. Meg’s place is open Tuesday to Friday 9am to 4pm and weekends 9am to 3pm and is located and close to the new supermarket, so you can’t miss it.