There’s no stopping in style lakeside Stella’s cafe

Stella’s by the Lake house owners, daughter Ashlinn and father David Reid. Picture: Holly Treadaway

Stella’s By The Lake cafe in Belconnen is completely located with Lake Ginninderra on its doorstep.

STELLA’S By The Lake cafe is owned and run by father and daughter David and Ashlinn Reid, every of them carry their years of expertise in hospitality. With David as chef and Ashlinn as supervisor, they supply a pleasant and heat cafe expertise the place everyone seems to be welcome – particularly four-legged mates!

For David, whose profession as a chef spans greater than 30 years, opening Stella’s By The Lake with Ashlinn was a proud second for him as each a father and a enterprise proprietor.

He says that having weathered the covid lockdown storms, Stella’s is now making an awesome title for itself with locals, consumers, households, workplace employees and, after all, lake walkers who benefit from the all-day breakfast and lunch menu choices, espresso and drinks that additionally contains alcoholic drinks and candy treats.

“We concentrate on easy however good meals and making a relaxed and joyful ambiance,” says David.

“Our in style dishes embrace our salmon bagel, potato stack and Tank’s breakfast roll, which is known as after Tank, one among our beloved canine,” he says.

David began his profession as an apprentice chef on the Hermitage Restaurant in Woden within the late ‘80s, and labored at different eating places such because the Hyatt’s Promenade Cafe, Maddison’s on the Vikings Membership and the Queanbeyan Leagues Membership. He additionally owned and ran the Metro Espresso Bar at Woden.

Canine pleasant… Ashlinn Reid shares a bit of hospitality with some four-legged mates. Picture: Holly Treadaway

David says he had an urge to personal a restaurant once more and the chance offered itself to open Stella’s with Ashlinn in 2020.

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“When this cafe got here up, the earlier house owners had closed it as a consequence of covid. We didn’t know what the commerce could be like, however we knew it was an awesome spot with the lake proper in entrance of us and residents dwelling within the residence buildings behind,” says David.

“We’re thrilled to see our cafe develop in reputation.”

They are saying that they named the cafe in reminiscence of one other household pet – Stella the staffy – and so they warmly welcome all canine with out of doors seating, grass mats, treats and puppachinos.

“We love canine and it’s particular for us to recollect Stella and Tank in what we’re doing on the cafe,” says Ashlinn.

Finalists in each the 2021 and 2022 ACT Restaurant and Catering Awards within the classes for finest breakfast restaurant and cafe eating, Ashlinn says that she loves working together with her dad.

“We’re each related personalities and more often than not we’re on the identical web page. Dad’s expertise is such an awesome assist to me – I wouldn’t be capable of do it with out him,” she says.

Stella’s By The Lake has a group of 15 employees and Ashlinn says it’s very rewarding to see the cafe go from power to power.

Stella’s By The Lake, 63/1 Beissel Avenue, Belconnen. Open 7am-3pm, Mondays to Fridays and 8am-3pm on weekends. Name 6253 0370.