Several new takeaway coffee businesses have popped up in Treendale following the coronavirus crisis. It comes after the hospitality industry was crippled by COVID-19-induced closures and tough trading restrictions earlier this year. Cafes and restaurants were forced to shut their doors in a bid to protect the community against the virus. Many moved to takeaway only, while the loss of income and rental costs forced others to close for good. The pandemic forced business owners to adapt to the crisis and think outside the box in order to survive. Jesse Cavallaro had bought a van to offer catering services at events, but with weddings, birthdays and corporate events all barred, her original dream was not able to go ahead. Ms Cavallaro, pictured, modified her plan — and her van — and decided to start a takeaway business near her home in Kingston. She targets the parents on morning drop-offs, young families and elderly people in their area. “I come from a hospitality background and am so passionate about the industy,” Ms Cavallarro said. “It was heartbreaking to see what had happened and I noticed a trend in people wanting an alternative to the traditonal dine-in options.” Ms Cavallaro said the rise in takeaway services was popular because many people were still uncomfortable about sitting in cafes with the virus still in the country. “A lot of elderly homes can no longer bus residents out to cafes and they are looking for people to go to them,” she said. “We also trade at the Kingston Amphitheare so it is nice and spacious and people can keep at a safe distance.” The mother of three said her new business was flexible enough to work around school hours with her children. “I wanted something that could fit in around my family,” she said. Ms Cavallaro encouraged other business owners to get creative and find ways to adapt to the crisis. Full of Beans, another drive-thru coffee shop, has also recently opened in Treendale to service those who do not wish to dine-in.