Lets hear from Sarah Smith owner of The Brew Drive Thru
When did The Brew Drive Thru begin and what was the reason behind its inception?
The Brew Drive Thru has been in operation since 2014, although I took over the business in 2018. It was the first drive through cafe in Bathurst and still going strong!
What has been the biggest win over the last few years?
I think it’s a three-way tie. I’ve successfully worked with and raised funds for charities (mainly Boys to the Bush and Support the Girls), getting my business through Covid and the creation of the Grind Like a Girl trademark.
What has been the biggest challenge over the last few years?
This year has definitely been a huge challenge. I think most small businesses have been hugely impacted by the costs of living and the rising interest rates. It’s an extremely tough time to have a small business and for me personally this year has held more challenges than I’ve ever experienced (including Covid).
What was the best business advice you’ve ever been given?
Do what you can and do what you need to do for yourself and your business, customers are the lifeblood of your business and a good team is priceless.
What is your favourite thing about Bathurst?
I love the sense of community, the amount of incredible people we get through here always astounds me. People that very quickly become friends and big parts of our lives. The loyalty and support of the Bathurst people blows me away on a daily basis.
We have some charity events coming up, so keep your eyes peeled for that! We also have a new Christmas coffee blend from our roastery which is delicious and available for you to take home! We have lots of gifts on sale just in time for Christmas. Thanks so much for choosing me for this article. What a great opportunity to tell the Bathurst community about my business!
To visit Sarah and the team for your coffee fix, head over to 18 Charlotte Street, Monday to Friday 6.30am – 1pm and Saturday 8am – 12.30pm. Phone 0499 499 319 and follow on Instagram www.instgram.com/thebrewdrivethru