Tassie roadhouse a popular stop

Husband and wife team Brad and Kayla Stewart run the popular Scottsdale Junction 13 Roadhouse in north-east Tasmania which has been receiving praise from many truckies.

Brad drives a Mack B-double delivering fuel for United and helps Kayla at the roadhouse when he gets time at home.

“The majority of our customers are truck drivers and they come from many parts of Tasmania. At least 100 a week stop here,” Kayla said.

Kayla Stewart inside the Junction café and roadhouse.

Kayla is famous for her coffee. I also asked what was the most popular food for drivers.

“It would have to be bacon and egg muffins and spicy chicken burgers,” she said.

Scottsdale is located on the Tasman Highway, around 63km north-east of Launceston and 22km south-east of the coastal town of Bridport.

It is open from 4am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday and is next to the United Service Station, where fuel can be accessed 24 hours a day.

The building is owned by former long-time driver Robin Gerke who has had the lease on the United there for the past 10 years.

Gerke saw the need for such a facility when many truckies were purchasing coffee from Kayla, who had a food van on the site.

So he had a new building erected which has been leased by Kayla and Brad since it opened in March.

Kayla is originally from Burpengary in Queensland and has been in the Apple Isle for three years.

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