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Australia’s leading specialty coffee retailer, Zarraffa’s Coffee, has opened the doors to its highly anticipated new store and drive thru in Maryborough on the Fraser Coast.

This exciting addition to the Zarraffa’s Coffee network further strengthens the brand’s presence in the region and reinforces its commitment to delivering exceptional coffee experiences.

Seasoned franchisees and cousins, Hoshang Gala and Chirag Thakur, have come together as business partners to open Zarraffa’s Coffee Maryborough after more than a decade of combined operating experience in stores throughout Queensland.

Mr Gala’s first franchise was at Helensvale on the Gold Coast in 2015 before embarking on a second store, Hendra at Brisbane Airport, in 2019. While Mr Thakur started as a store manager at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast before owning his first franchise in 2022 at Sugarland in Bundaberg.

With their passion for coffee and unwavering dedication to providing exceptional customer service, Mr Gala and Mr Thakur are looking forward to bringing their experience and passion for Zarraffa’s Coffee to a town rich in history. 

“Chirag and I are honoured to be coming together to open our first store after many years of being part of the Zarraffa’s Coffee family. Being family, this is an exciting time for us to have the opportunity to work together to serve this wonderful community,” Mr Gala said.

“Maryborough is an historic city and we’re looking forward to bringing Zarraffa’s perfect cup of specialty coffee, great customer service, and consistency to locals.” 

“I have grown with the Zarraffa’s brand for more than eight-years and one of the best parts is having the opportunity to establish relationships with our regulars,” he added.

The new store is located on the thoroughfare of Ferry Street, Maryborough, servicing the bustling area and surrounding suburbs including Tinana, Oakhurst, Howard and Torbanlea. 

The brand new Zarraffa’s store offers a single-lane drive thru allowing for quick and convenient service during busy periods, while the welcoming in-store area offers seating for up to 50 people.

Local residents and visitors can expect a range of Zarraffa’s Coffee’s signature blends and specialty beverages, expertly crafted by skilled baristas who undergo rigorous training to ensure every cup meets the brand’s high standards.

In addition to providing an exceptional coffee experience, the Maryborough store will also offer a delectable assortment of freshly baked savouries, sweets, and snacks, making it the ideal stop for a quick bite or a leisurely coffee break.

“Having been part of the Zarraffa’s brand for more than a decade combined, Hoshang and Chirag are the perfect team to spearhead the new Maryborough store,” said Zarraffa’s Coffee CEO Marnie Sheldon.

“We are incredibly proud of the growth of these two franchisees and thank them for their ongoing reinvestment as they open this brand-new store in a new location.”

“As the 74th store, the Maryborough opening represents another milestone in Zarraffa’s continued growth, taking our brand of coffee and specialty coffee know-how to more locations across the state, and soon the rest of the country,” added Marnie.

In addition to serving exceptional coffee, Zarraffa’s Coffee Maryborough is committed to contributing to the local community by providing employment opportunities. The store will be staffed by a team of passionate locals who share a love for coffee and a dedication to delivering outstanding service.

When it officially opens its doors to the public on September 26, Zarraffa’s Coffee Maryborough will be ready to serve local coffee lovers all their coffee favourites, exactly the way they like it.

Zarraffa’s Coffee Maryborough is located at 49 Ferry St, Maryborough

Opening hours: 5am – 8pm, 7 days a week.

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