Pride of Place
Pride of Place
Bringing international flavours home
Published 16 December

Boutique retailers with CBD headquarters often identify Castle Towers as the perfect place for their second home – a gateway to the wonderful north west. Here, the founders of Jean Louis Joseph and Gewürzhaus Herb & Spice Merchants give us the lowdown on their new ventures here.

Jean Louis Joseph is a European-inspired delicatessen and café. Think great coffee and homemade goodies, plus catering options such as as party platters and grazing tables. With a successful branch in Birkenhead Point, managing director, John Louis Joseph, chose Castle Towers after a long search in Sydney’s north west.

“I love the sense of family and community in this area, and I’m excited to be able to share a bit of our European experience with local customers. We’ve been to Europe a number of times, observing the delis and eateries, and we’re now ready to provide that experience and feeling here. Our take-away best-sellers are the French and local Australian artisan cheeses. If you’re eating in, you have to try our amazing Allpress coffee and a beautiful French-style baguette filled with freshly made ingredients.”

With more than 100 bespoke herbs, spices, salts, peppers, sugars and tea blends on offer, Gewürzhaus is a real treat for the senses. Sisters Maria and Eva Konecsny opened their first Sydney store in the CBD’s Pitt Street Mall in 2018, and now they’re bringing their self-scoop concept store to Castle Towers.

“We jumped at this great opportunity to better serve our customers and strengthen our brand in Sydney. What our customers have in common is that they all love to cook and experiment, and helping enable that is very rewarding. Cooking and baking brings families together, and we love to inspire people to cook more at home.

It takes a bit of skill to develop the best range for the store and get everything in, but don’t be overwhelmed! Our team members all love to cook and talk about food, so they’ll be able to direct you to recipe inspiration, or give you the rundown on their own favourites. One of the most popular is our Quick Butter Chicken. In just 30 minutes, you can make a delicious, aromatic dinner that everyone will enjoy – perfect for busy households.”



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