Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dingles' Cafe and Bar Dream a Reality; Stunning New Rockhampton Venue Supporting Central Queensland Farmers Opens

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dingles' Cafe and Bar Dream a Reality; Stunning New Rockhampton Venue Supporting Central Queensland Farmers Opens

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Byline: Melanie Plane melanie.plane@capnews.com.au

A DREAM years in the making will become a reality for Carol and Sue Dingle today when the doors of Dingles Cafe and Bar open for the first time.

From 5pm, the Central Queensland sisters will welcome guests inside the historic Diggora Terrace Building on William St as they launch Rockhampton's most exciting and unique new venue.

For months, the Dingle sisters have been transforming part of the 1901 constructed building into a stunning venue based on family values.

Everything in the inception and day-to-day of Dingles Cafe and Bar reflects that vision, including the sourcing of local produce and support of local farmers.

Carol and Sue, who inherited the spirit of country hospitality from their rural CQ upbringing, wanted to create a space where people can feel at home while gathering for great coffee, food, drinks and company.

"Growing up on a rural property, there were always extras at our table and always plenty to go around, and that hospitality is what we want to bring to Dingles," Carol said.

"We've been amazed at the passionate farmers that we've brought into our supply chain.

"There are some remarkable local producers in CQ who are excited to supply produce to Dingles rather than sending their best interstate, and we've really enjoyed getting to know them so far."

The guiding philosophy behind Dingles Cafe and Bar is simple food, cooked exceptionally well, with nothing overly complicated.

Seasonally sourced local produce will be the feature of Dingles' restaurant market menu, created each week by head chef Shelley Jones. The market menu will complement a simple yet exceptional set menu, available seven days a week.

A taste of what's to come will be available over the weekend, with a soft launch this evening and a selection of the menu available also on Saturday and Sunday. …

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