A SWEET new spot has sprung up in the heart of Wodonga.
Corner Cafe Co offers innovative takes on popular drinks and snacks such as Mint Slice frappe, Red Skins latte and Chicos fudge.
It is the brainchild of Tarshar Baker, who opened the High Street eatery with her fiance Eli McCartney about two months ago.
"I had a lot of faith that we've really got something different to offer," Baker said.
"We've been described as a modern-day diner; we have sandwiches, wraps and salads and some funky food as well.
"We have honey chicken, chicken fajita or maple bacon loaded fries now and a taco burger and satay burger are coming soon."
Born and bred in Melbourne but finishing her schooling in Albury, Baker said she was inspired by the passionate cooks in her family.
Her most prized possession is a collection of family recipes.
"It has my great grandmother's Anzac biscuit recipe," she said.
"Some of my desserts are twists on family recipes but the fudge recipe I worked on myself until I was happy."
Baker said she moved back to the Border a decade ago to raise her sons Bodhi, 10, and Chase, 9.
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What's your favourite autumn dish?
What's your favourite season?
What are the staples in your pantry now?
Flour, butter, sugar, milk and eggs; I'm most passionate about baking
What is your earliest cooking memory?
My mum making Monte Carlo biscuits in the kitchen and me matching the shells so she could ice them. I got a toy kitchen centre from my parents for my sixth birthday and they had a stamp made up - Tea At Tarshar's - for me.
Which ingredients do you grow yourself?
My family grows lots of produce. We hope to work on a community garden out the front of the cafe, which the public can access as well.
Which six people would you invite to dinner?
Gordon Ramsay, Einstein, my late Nan and Dad, my mum and Aunty Chris
What is your favourite foodie ritual?
Every Saturday when we close I go to Mad Mex for nachos. They know my order!
What are you bingeing on TV? If anything.
Lucifer on Netflix
What did you have for dinner last night?
What are you drinking at the moment?
Red Skins latte
Corner Cafe Co,
1/135 High Street, Wodonga
Phone: (02) 6024 6991
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