Brisbane has been home for 8 years now - with the help of two energetic young girls it is a great place to discover.
Published September 7th 2011
Salisbury has quietly undergone a makeover in the last few years. When Apples on Ainsworthopened in early 2010 it was welcomed with open arms by the locals. From the moment the shop door opened, this "boutique fruit and vegetable shop" has grown from strength to strength.
This family run business spans three generations and their passion lies in sourcing the freshest produce for their customers. A lot of thought and energy is devoted to supplying both seasonal and local produce.
With blackboards gracing the footpath announcing the seasonal delights or daily menu, you cannot help but be drawn in to discover what other goodies are on offer. Upon stepping inside you will find a variety of tasty treats. The fruits and vegetables are an obvious component but you will also find a varied and tasty selection of locally made jams, chutneys, sauces, spices and "straight from the hive" honey.
Peek inside the fridge and you will find an array of organic yoghurts, cheeses, dips and meats. The glass display cabinet offers an assortment of home-made delicious cakes and slices; a perfect complement to your coffee or tea. The coffee hails from Byron Bay and James the Barista pops in a few days a week to lend a helping hand. Nine Owls Tea is organic, and of course grown locally.
Apples on Ainsworth's" love for all things vintage, retro and recycled is clearly evident and only enhances the warmth and style which emanates from the shop. Since its opening it has evolved into a cafe, deli, bakery, coffee lounge, juice bar, "Apples" has many personas. Although it has expanded it has always retained its warmth and vitality and remained true to providing excellent produce.
Head on in to buy your fruit and veg and then make sure you take the time to sit for breakfast, lunch, cake or just a cuppa. Whether you sample something from the display cabinet, or choose from the daily menu, your tastebuds will be tickled and tantalised.
Kym, Sarah, Kelly, and Nana Barb take the time to know their customers showing a genuine warmth and interest. Not only do you get a friendly smile, they happily share tips and recipes too. Children are not just welcomed they are encouraged to visit. Plenty of books, pencils, and games are supplied to keep them entertained.
The girls" are always on the lookout for new goodies to stock. This creates an element of surprise every time you pop in for a visit. The menu changes daily and caters for both adults and children alike. Familiar ingredients are given an extra zest or zing to create delicious new tastes.
With Sundays now added to the trading hours, this already popular nook in Ainsowrth Street is definitely worth a visit.