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Sweet Heart Cakes, VIC

About the Business

Sweet Heart Cakes is a brand new dessert café which its owner, hospitality veteran John Vozvotekas calls a ‘sweet treats boutique’. Since opening in February 2022, the outlet’s ovens have been busy turning out a huge variety of cakes, pastries, biscuits and specialty traditional Greek sweets. For John, this is his fourth hospitality business. Already the owner/operator of two other cafes and a restaurant, John is well versed in the establishment and fit out of dining venues.

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When planning the equipment needs for Sweet Heart Cakes, John wanted all refrigeration requirements to be furnished by a single brand, one that could be relied upon for reliable support if the need arose.


A complete fit out was required for both the front and back-of-house operations, including food displays, storage fridge, freezers and an ice machine. All products had to be robust and strong to withstand heavy commercial usage.


Additionally, John’s chef had one special request. All products had to be easy to operate, something he could “set and forget”.


John engaged Carlyle Engineering for the Sweet Heart Cakes fit out. Their first choice for hospitality refrigeration was Bromic and based on John’s requirements, they supplied the following products:

  • UC1300SD-NR is the ultimate heavy duty storage fridge. Its stainless-steel exterior, insulated self-closing doors and powerful fan forced operation efficiently minimise temperature loss to keep food safe for longer.


  • UF1300SDF-NR – a double door storage freezers from the same range. Each offers an impressive 1300L of storage.


  • UBC0140GD-NR – a compact under counter fridge features a double glazed glass door and performs as a storage and display fridge. Staff have found this unit particularly handy for storing ingredients like milks or juices that require quick access and easy visibility for stock levels.


  • UBC1360SD-NR – a double door under counter storage fridge can also be used as additional work surface. Its robust stainless-steel build prevents heat ingress, making it safe for storing sensitive stock such as meat, dairy or fresh produce.


  • FD4T1200Adisplay cabinet offers plenty of space to display treats for maximum temptation. Its full glass display with LED lighting provides an uninterrupted view and the shelves can be easily adjusted to fit the height of the various treats offered at the café.


  • IM0034HSC – a compact, self-contained ice machine that provides premium quality hollow cubes, ideal for beverage-focused applications. It can supply up to 32 kg of pure, hollow ice per day and store up to 10kg of ice.


  • UF0374S-NR – a compact, slimline display freezer was selected for its ability to keep 7 shelves of cakes and desserts on display to customers while keeping products fresh at low temperatures.


For my new café, I was looking for a refrigeration brand that could accommodate all my needs back and front of the house. I wanted durable, heavy-duty products that we could simply set and forget. And I chose Bromic.

– John Vozvotekas, Owner/Operator