Bunbury cafe owner pauses for French spirit

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
La Pause Miam cafe owner Charlotte Kermele celebrates Bastille Day with a coffee and a croissant.
Camera IconLa Pause Miam cafe owner Charlotte Kermele celebrates Bastille Day with a coffee and a croissant. Credit: Nicolette Barbas Picture:

La Pause Miam cafe owner Charlotte Kermele, pictured, celebrated the national day of France on Tuesday in true French spirit, with a croissant in hand at her cafe.

Born in France, Mrs Kermele moved to Australia in 2010 with the hope of learning English.

“I decided to move to Australia because of the lifestyle here,” she said.

“Being away from my home and family has been difficult, especially on a day like today.

“Bastille Day is a day for French people to celebrate the country and freedom and it is important we remember that.”

Four years ago, Mrs Kermele decided to open La Pause Miam and has not looked back since.

“I did a lot of travelling in my time and I thought Bunbury needed a place that offered something different so I decided to open my own cafe,” she said.

“Now that I am settled in Bunbury I would really like to organise a French club where francophones can meet regularly to speak the language and connect with each other.”

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