But all have been doing it tough and are relieved and thrilled to get fully back to business next week.
The Juice Bar Cafe closed it’s doors on July 1 just ahead of the Campsie Centre being closed.
“Being located in the centre, we had no choice,” a staffer said.
“We are open though from this week and are so excited to be back. It’s very slow at the moment but when the lockdown lifts on Monday, we expect to get busy again and back to normal.
“We have a Covidsafe plan in place and will be scanning all customers for double vaxed proof in line with the public health orders.”
Cafe Dibi in Bankstown Central shopping centre, has remained open throughout the lockdown as is not affected as much as others since it only offers a takeaway service.
“But there have been hardly any shoppers so we are looking forward to next week when people have more confidence to return to the shops,” a spokesperson said.
Revesby’s Gloria Jeans says the lockdown has affected the whole shopping strip and they were looking forward to having a proper chat with customers again.
“We’ve missed all the friendly faces,” a staffer said.
Lugarno Seafood Restaurant has been doing a strong home delivery trade but says the three-month lockdown has not been easy.
“We’ve already got bookings from next week on so should have a great Christmas lead-up,” a spokesperson said.
“We can’t wait to be hosting our customers inside the restaurant and treating them again to the best dining experience that Sydney has to offer.”