Attracted by the potential growth, Ms Moore and her partners opened the caf� in The Great Space in time for the centre’s official opening.
‘Jo (Murphy) has been one of my customers since the beginning and over the years, has brought her children and grandchildren,’ she said.
She said over 20 years, she had found the customers keep coming back for the chips and gravy.
‘I’ve seen so many children grow up here.
Mums when they are first pregnant come here. I’ve watched their kids grow up and go through school and university and they still come here for their chips and gravy,’ she said.
‘It’s a special gravy recipe that we’ve been using for 20 years. I’ve even been at airports in foreign counties and I’ll hear, ‘mum there’s the chips and gravy lady’.’
Lakeside Joondalup turns 20 this Friday, less than one month before the centre redevelopment opens that includes Myer and more than 70 new specialty shops.