NEW HOME: Charleville's Street Food Brothers have set up their permanent kitchen in the well-known Pink Shop at 61 Edward St.
NEW HOME: Charleville's Street Food Brothers have set up their permanent kitchen in the well-known Pink Shop at 61 Edward St. Joe Whittington

Brothers give their street food a vibrant new base

IT HAS been nearly a year since the Street Food Brothers started cooking their delicious fare in Charleville, and now they have a new milestone to celebrate: the opening of their bricks and mortar store.

Once a hairdressing salon, the new restaurant was borne out of the need for the cooks and customers to escape the heat, said one of the brothers, Martin Tran.

"It's been more than half a year now,” he said.

"We started in May at the shell garage and then the food stall next to the Historic House.

"The idea for the shop came to us in December, because the weather was too hot and we can't keep cooking outside.

"So we decided to rent the shop, and now we can have a place where it's less exhausting to set up and pack up every day.”

The new location for the same delicious food has already proven popular among locals, who can't get enough of the brothers' tasty dishes.

"Monday was our first day open and we had a lot customers come through.

"I've got positive feedback so far, and people do quite like it,” Mr Tran said

As for their decision to set up in the brightest-coloured building in town, Mr Tran said it was because the building was somewhat of a local landmark.

"We think that it is really attractive - everyone knows the pink shop and it is easy to tell customers where we are.

"The owner is quite nice too, so we decided to rent here,” he said.

At the moment, the little kitchen is only serving up a limited menu, but a new an exciting offering has been promised once everyone is back on deck after a well-deserved break.

Temporarily, their new opening hours will be 10am-7pm on weekdays, and on Saturday the shop will open between 10am and 2pm.