The Good Egg in Busselton named WA's cafe of the year

Craven Foods rep Wayne Heathcote, The Good Egg co-owner Deb Hallyburton, Craven Foods owner Doug Mateljan and The Good Egg co-owner Amy Ovans.
Craven Foods rep Wayne Heathcote, The Good Egg co-owner Deb Hallyburton, Craven Foods owner Doug Mateljan and The Good Egg co-owner Amy Ovans.

The Good Egg cracked Countrywide’s cafe of the year awards to be named best cafe in WA along with the second best cafe in Australia.

In August, the Busselton cafe will celebrate its first birthday, after it was opened by co-owners Deb Hallyburton and Amy Ovans in honour of Ms Hallyburton’s late husband.

Brad Hallyburton passed away after battling a rare form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour. He underwent more than 30 courses of radiation and continuous chemotherapy during his two years of treatment.

In his memory, The Good Egg donate 5 per cent of all profits to brain cancer research.

Ms Hallyburton said they were stoked to win the award and thanked their customers for voting for them.

“We came second in Australia out of 750 cafes in the competition, we are so lucky but it was all our customers who got us there,” she said.

Ms Ovans said it was overwhelming to receive so much support from the community.

“It is amazing, we are so happy,” she said.

Craven Foods owner Doug Mateljan, which is part of the Countrywide Network, said their organisations were champions of the cafe market.

Mr Mateljan said cafes were a core part of their industry and the idea of the awards was to try and promote the cafe market.

“Cafes are such a great environment for families and such a great environment for employment within communities and we wanted to showcase entrepreneurs in the industry,” he said.

Mr Mateljan said Countrywide came up with the idea of getting their customers’ customers to choose who had the best cafe in Australia.

“Fortunately we have The Good Egg in Busselton which was the champion of WA, which is just brilliant,” he said.

Craven Foods rep Wayne Heathcote said he was so proud of the team at The Good Egg and for their support.

“From day we built a relationship which has been really strong and to see them get this result is just outstanding,” he said.

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