WHAT started out as a humble social media post has made a lawn cafe started by a group of Boyne Island kids very popular.

The Chauvel Crt kids consisting of the Slatter children - Ashley, 8, Cooper, 5, and Bree, 6 - and the McGennan kids - Jorja, 10, Dekoda, 8, and Kruiz, 7 - got together to bake up a storm.

Ashley Slatter said they decided to make a cafe to gain some extra pocket money just in time for Christmas.

"We like playing and cooking and mum said that we could run a shop so we handed out invitations in the letterboxes," she said.

"Whatever money we make we're going to split it and buy presents for our family and toys."

By 10am the bunch of five had people showing up by the minute from as far as Agnes Water and had raised more than $30.

Kylie Slatter said she was really proud of the group to have put a plan to action.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: Paying customers Justin Orchard and Emma Slatter with kids’ lawn cafe creators Ashley Slatter, Jorja McGennan, Cooper Slatter and Bree Slatter.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: Paying customers Justin Orchard and Emma Slatter with kids’ lawn cafe creators Ashley Slatter, Jorja McGennan, Cooper Slatter and Bree Slatter. Rosie Obrien

"I fully encourage it and think it's great to see the kids learning life lessons," she said.

"I would much rather them do something constructive than the usual holiday - sit in front of the TV and electrics for hours."

Mrs Slatter walked the children through the cafe experience, from greeting, seating and taking orders from customers.

Bree Slatter said she had great fun making things people would enjoy eating.

"My favourite to bake is the choc-chip cupcakes, and cutting up all the colourful fruit to put in the punch," she said.

The young cooks put together a large menu, specialising in everything from jelly cups to cappuccinos, slice to popcorn.



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