'Ready for next boom': New Gladstone café to open soon

"FANCY Nancy" is brimming with confidence that her "passion" for cooking is all she needs to kick start a new café she plans to open within weeks.

Nancy Davidson, also known as "Fancy Nancy", who mustered a reputation in Gladstone for her tasty char grilled steaks, will open the café and takeaway store at the Toolooa Shopping Centre in what was previously Indian Brothers.

It's a tough market for Gladstone's takeaway stores, but Nancy Davidson is relying on the philosophy that, "everyone needs to eat, so if you've got good food, people will come".

"It's a good way to start (in a tough market), start slow and start it up so in the next boom, I'm ready," she said.

"If you're positive about everything, everything will follow through.

"My passion is cooking. You need to have a passion when you cook. You need to love it. If you don't have some passion, don't do it."

Mrs Davidson said suggestions for what type of food outlet should move into the vacant shopfront on this paper's Facebook page yesterday were exactly what Gladstone is going to get. 

"This is a café for everybody," she said. "I have a menu for everybody."

"Someone said garlic prawns yesterday. Yes! That's me. Pasta, lasagne -- I do everything.

"You're going to have to come and see for yourself."

Mrs Davidson said lots of equipment for the new café arrived yesterday, but she's yet to pin down an opening date, with more equipment expected within days.

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