Krash & Co serves delicious café fare for locals, by locals

Krash & Co serves delicious café fare for locals, by locals
Tuesday 30th August by Everley Sunbury
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Meet your new local – Krash & Co! You can find the friendly, bustling café in its prime position on the corner of Evans and Brook St, in the heart of the Sunbury township.

Krash & Co was established in 2016 by local chef Ashley and his wife Nicole. Ashley worked as a chef in Sunbury for several years before the opportunity to open his own business arose, and it didn’t take long for him and Nicole to make the decision to take the leap into café ownership.

Krash & Co is now a local favourite, supporting and supported by the vibrant Sunbury community.

A passion for everything Sunbury

Ashley has lived in Sunbury his entire life and understands the appeal and strength of its community.

“Sunbury was a small country town when I was growing up; now it’s grown into a suburban community with a lot of infrastructure, so you don’t have to leave Sunbury to get what you need,” Ashley says.

“But it’s still really close to the city. It’s that mix between city and regional life.”

Getting to know the local community was a huge part of opening the café, and Ashley is passionate about using local suppliers as much as possible, with about 90% of their suppliers coming from Sunbury and the surrounding areas.

“I wanted to help anyone in town build their business as quickly as mine; and it’s nice to have some familiar faces I can fall back on for advice. Most of our suppliers are within the Hume district,” Ashley says.

Left: Soft shell crab burger. Right: Coffee from Roasting Warehouse

Some of their local suppliers include:

Café fare with a difference

Krash & Co’s breakfast and lunch menu features a mix of classic café favourites and some dishes with a German twist, in a nod to Ashley’s German heritage.

“We’ve got a german potato cake – Kartoffelpuffer. It’s like a large rosti, loaded up with bacon, fried eggs, kransky and pickles, which has been really popular,” Ashley says.

“We’ve tried to create something different that other cafes in Sunbury won’t have.”

Left: Smashed avocado and Dutch baby pancakes. Right: Café interior.

Of course, they still have brunch staples like smashed avocado that Ashley acknowledges is always a favourite.

“We’ve tried to put our own spin on it with our own garnishes, but at the end of the day people love their avo smash!”

Other German dishes include vegan schupfnudel (German gnocchi) with wild mushrooms, pesto and vegan parmesan, and a chicken schnitzel with sauerkraut, chips and mushroom sauce.

Catering for a community

Catering is also a big part of the business, with various sweet and savoury options plus grazing platters available. You’ll often find Krash & Co at community events, such as seminars or conferences at the nearby Hume Global Learning Centre.

“In a few weeks’ time we’re catering for the CFA. They have 160-odd people coming down to the centre for a seminar,” Ashley says.

They also have a catering gig with The Block later in the year, which is in nearby Gisborne South this season.

“Our friends from Ray White next door will be doing the auctions for The Block, so they’ve asked us to do the catering come November when the auctions are on,” Ashley explains.

Pictured: Catering options from Krash & Co

Visiting Krash & Co

Head to Krash & Co for your next brunch or lunch – we recommend skipping the avo smash and trying one of their German-inspired dishes for something different! They are open Monday – Saturday until 3pm, and you can find them at 46 Evans St, Sunbury.

Check out their menu here, or follow them on Instagram here.

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