Finishing touches unveiled after Lit'l Mo's make their big move

Now open: Lit'l Mo's Bakery and Cafe owners Deb, Flynn, Brendan and Lily Moten cut the ribbon to unveil the new decking and outdoor dining space.
Now open: Lit'l Mo's Bakery and Cafe owners Deb, Flynn, Brendan and Lily Moten cut the ribbon to unveil the new decking and outdoor dining space.

There was extra reason to celebrate at Lit'l Mo's Bakery and Cafe at Kapunda last week.

Ahead of their 17th birthday on Saturday, the long awaited decking and outdoor seating area was officially declared open on Friday afternoon.

It was the final piece of the puzzle for the team at Lit'l Mo's following last year's move into their new and improved premises.

Having outgrown their former location, inside Kapunda FoodWorks, owners Brendan and Deb Moten made the decision to move into an expanded building.

It had been their home since 2003.

Mr Moten said the response to the new location from the community had been excellent.

"We moved across on the October long weekend which was crazy, and it has been pretty crazy ever since," he said.

"A lot of out-of-towners have stopped in too which is good for us. Because we were (inside FoodWorks) we didn't have our own front door so people had to go into the supermarket and then into the bakery.

"A lot of people must have driven straight past, but as soon as we opened here it just went bang."

ANZ Gawler Agribusiness Manager Will Denholm, second left, with Lit'l Mo's Bakery staff at the unveiling of the decking area on Friday afternoon.

ANZ Gawler Agribusiness Manager Will Denholm, second left, with Lit'l Mo's Bakery staff at the unveiling of the decking area on Friday afternoon.

Mr Moten said there had been noticeable uptick in business, estimating customers walking through their doors had doubled.

The Moten's purchased the vacant block across the road from the old shop and ventured on a build that lasted until October when they reopened for business.

All local businesses and tradespeople were employed during the construction which included Bishop Builders and ANZ Gawler assisting with the financial aspect.

ANZ Gawler Agribusiness Manager Will Denholm, himself a Kapunda local, said he was excited to be a part of the project.

"It was really good to be able to be on board with a new project in the town," he said.

"ANZ obviously benefits from it's customer base but it was really exciting to work with someone like Brendan who has got so much passion and enthusiasm for his business and the town.

"We had a conversation about six months ago about generosity and I think that sums Brendan up pretty well. If you ask anyone around town, just about every club has a certificate of appreciation (in the bakery) from them."

The construction of the new premises was one of two major construction projects in Kapunda which had been recently completed.

The second project was the construction of the new Foodland supermarket which had been in the pipeline for a number of years.

Mr Denholm said it was a "good time" for the town following the completion of the projects.