Bakery couple bring tasty refreshments to Dunes Road car park in ex-fire truck

A couple who gave up their restaurant to start a bakery business from home have added another string to their bow.

Gill and Weller de Oliveira started the Olive Tree Kitchen after giving up the cafe they ran for 12 years at Logie Steading, and now deliver their treats door-to-door to people who order online.

However, they saw a gap in the market for mobile refreshments at the Dunes Road car park in Findhorn, and hatched a plan to fill it.

They found a unique and unusual former fire truck from France, gave it some TLC, got it checked over at the garage and refurbished the inside.

Fast forward to today and ‘Olive’ their mobile catering van will be a regular at the beach car park spot which is popular with locals and visitors.

Weller explained: “Olive is a converted fire truck, and dates back to 1979. It was more recently used to serve champagne, and over the past few weeks we’ve been renovating her and we’re finally ready to go!”

The couple bake all their own cakes and treats, and have a different soup every day. They’re open from Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm (They will close at midday this Fri 23 Sep).

They intend to run it throughout the winter months, depending on weather.

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