Name Emilee and Lee
Business A Touch of Europe Bakehouse
Location Shop 4, 4-8 Darley Road Manly

What’s your favourite place on the Northern Beaches?
Shelly Beach

Is there something about you that would surprise people?
When we’re spotted away from the Bakery

What’s something everyone should do at least once?
Finish a whole cake for breakfast!

It’s Sunday afternoon, where do we find you?
In the bakery if it cold, but we like the beach front in summer

If you were down to your last $50 what would you spend it on?
Depends really, we would just spend some on food and save as much as possible


How did A Touch of Europe Bakehouse happen?  How long have you been operating?
Our parents bought the business in Early 2003, so we are going into our 17th year

Best business experience?
Being able to cater for the community as needed, learning as we go along

If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
Not sure, I guess we’ve been in this business for too long that we don’t even know what else we could be doing

Best part of your job or most enjoyable part of your job?
Being able to connect with the locals, and the whole Northern Beaches community

Most stressful part of your job?
Is when we’re running late for the day

What’s the best part of working on the Northern Beaches? Why’d you chose to work here?
Originally it was just the Manly Beach vibe that got my parents attention, but everyone here is so nice, friendly and understanding that make us feels very much accepted to be a part of the Northern Beaches community.


What would you rate 10/10?
Our parents time and dedication for this business

What is the best advice you’ve received?
Stay calm, but strong and always learn from your mistakes

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this week?
Being part of this interview

Greatest strength?

Greatest weakness?

Does anything scare you?
Yes, we don’t like unexpected surprises (good or bad)

What’s your most treasured possession?
Mobile Phone

What’s your idea of absolute happiness?
Being able to stay around family

Which two famous people would you choose to be stuck in a lift with?
Bill Gate and Beyonce

What travel experiences is on your bucket list?
Travel around Australia in a caravan

How do you switch off?
Shower after work

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Snacking on cakes every afternoon

Who’s your personal hero?

If you were an animal, what would you be?

How would you like to be remembered?
Those girls who always smile