Amid the numerous new government rules on social distancing, customer limits and debates about masks, Fred and Bets owner Hannah Cunningham is still making hundreds of tall lattes, soy flat whites and babycinos every day.
Before the pandemic, the Barkly St business could easily host 50 people under its roof.
However, current Victorian Government regulations restrict them to just four customers at once.
"Most of the customers adapted to the new restrictions," she said.
"Unfortunately, we can't reopen our dining hall; some people don't fully understand all of the rules and regulations.
"We are just trying to do the right thing, but it's so hard to keep up with each and every update."
The path to the dining area is cut off to the public with a display of artisan bread and takeaway desserts.
"We had to adapt. It was to adapt and survive or just close down," she said.
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"Fortunately for us, we had already implemented an online ordering system for coffee and some food.
"We sell sourdough from the Great Western Granary and do ready-made meals.
"We're only open until 1pm because we spend the rest of the afternoon delivering the meals.
"Our regulars are great, but it's the lack of tourists that have hurt us.
"Our income has dropped off in the last month."
Like many residents, Ms Cunningham thought the coronavirus would be like a drop in the ocean.
However, as the Government announced more cases and new restrictions came in, the business owner can only cross her fingers.
"Initially we weren't concerned with the pandemic, but it is starting to play on us," she said.
"The pandemic has dragged on for so long; when this first started, we thought it would be over in a month or two.
"We're concerned about the future now."
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