After 25 years working in retail, Brandon Haughton decided it was time to be his own boss.
Pandora’s Kitchen Ice Creamery Bakery Café recently opened on December 9, after four years of meticulous planning and a hunt across North East Victoria looking for the perfect spot.
The Benalla local was delighted when he came across his High St, Shepparton location.
“It was just the right spot, with plenty of foot traffic coming past,” Brandon said.
Pandora’s Kitchen Ice Creamery Bakery Café offers a huge range of cakes, pastries, waffles and ice cream to name a few delicacies.
Everything is made in house by pastry chef Ian Leslie, the grandson of Shepparton’s first baker.
Ian’s grandparents William Robert and Gladys Anderson set up their High Street Bakery in 1890 after establishing tearooms and bakeries in Broadford and Dookie.
“Baking and food has been in my family for generations. I take a lot of pride in that,” Ian said.
As summer continues, Pandora’s Kitchen Ice Creamery Bakery Café is looking to extend their ice-cream cabinet to 24 flavours.
They will also continue to change the menu depending on their customer’s needs.
“We want to give different things a go. We can only try,” Brandon said.
The café will also be extending their opening hours after New Year’s, staying open until 9pm as a place to escape the summer heat with a refreshing milkshake or cooling ice-cream.
Pandora’s Kitchen Ice Creamery Bakery Café is located at Shop 10 Shepparton Shopping Plaza, 310-318 High St, Shepparton.