New York to Berrigan for cafe couple

IT'S a long way from New York to Berrigan but for Belinda Brooksby it was a natural move.

Raised in Berrigan Miss Brooksby travelled after school, cooking her way around Western Australia and the world.

"I came home from New York one Christmas and stayed," Miss Brooksby said.

"I never thought I'd be back here but it's great, I love it."

Miss Brooksby and her partner Anthony Penhall opened the Blue Door Cafe in 2010 after operating a smaller café in the main street.

"I used to come home and miss not having a fresh roasted coffee," she said.

The cafe attracts people from Tocumwal, Finley, Jerilderie, Den-iliquin and Hay.

"The truckies are into it now, the coffee and they all love the beef and bearnaise on Turkish bread," Mr Penhall laughed.

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