Picnic with a view

By Luke Smart

Picnic with a view

A new waterfront café has opened on Thursday, May 28 in a prime location on Bryan Jordan Dr at the Gladstone Marina.

Flavours Marina offers amazing harbour views, special blossom teas, daily roasted Noosa coffee, tapas, cocktails, cold draught beer and fresh local seafood. Owner Janelle Noonan, who also owns Savour The Flavour, says this café differs from her other,

“We have lots of fresh seafood, everything is fresh. We make all our own sauces, the chef pickles his own pickles, which are also available for sale at the attached corner store.”

The café was set to open at an earlier date but due to COVID, it was unfortunately pushed back. Janelle is doing everything she can, however, to attract customers. Offering pre-packed picnics to those who book 24 hours’ in advance, which can be enjoyed along the marina parklands.

The café has been extremely busy since opening, with some customers fighting over who was going to be the recipient of their first coffee,

“Opening day went really well, but Friday was absolute madness!” Janelle said.

Janelle added she was extremely grateful for the assistance that the Gladstone Ports Corporation has given her during this time.

Flavours Marina is open Monday to Wednesday from 6 am-4 pm and for dinner Thursday to Saturday until 11 pm. To order takeaway or reserve a picnic basket call 0419 226 640