From the ashes of a devastating fire that tore through their beloved 44-year-old cafe, Vince and Maria Anello have announced they will reopen the famous New Farm Deli at Merthyr Village on 29 November.

In the spirit of giving, and in recognition of the hard work of firefighters battling devastating bushfires across Queensland, New Farm Deli will be donating all the proceeds of each coffee purchase in the morning to the Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland. In July it took more than 30 firefighters to extinguish the fire that started in the deli’s kitchens and quickly spread to the roof just after midnight. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze by a night shift worker at a neighboring supermarket.

The long-anticipated grand reopening of the New Farm staple will be celebrated with a morning of festivities, as the deli welcomes back their family of loyal customers who have supported them in their effort to rebuild.  Celebrations will include plenty of delicious Italian food and live music, a special pop-up stall serving Italian delicacies such as paninis and a range of pastries, as well as jumping castles and face painting for kids.  Attendees can also go into the draw to win a dream $20,000 holiday to Italy.

Festivities will commence at 6am on Friday and the doors of the deli will be officially reopened at 9am, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  It will be business as usual for Vince and Maria from then, but the celebration will continue in the Merthyr village carpark outside the deli until 11am.

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