As I opened the door at 8am on Friday morning, our first customer walked in, ordered a coffee and poached eggs, sat down and read the paper in the morning sunshine. Brilliant. This is going to be easy.
Unfortunately our beginners luck didn’t continue and we had a very slow morning
Thankfully, a respectable amount of people came for lunch. A couple of them weren’t even related to me.
I had a strange feeling as I cycled home after our first day. It was similar to the feeling I used to get when I’d finish exams. Instead of feeling euphoric and relieved, I felt a bit lost and empty. Suddenly, the goal I have been working towards for so many months has been achieved. I’ve opened a café.
While part of me wants to curl into a little ball and sleep for a few months, I know that the hard part is ahead: getting people to know that we exist and understand what we are.
Here are a couple of the dine in items on the menu which have already been receiving rave reviews from the punters.
Home baked beans with feta, sautéed spinach and sausages on sourdough toast
Scrambled eggs w smoked salmon on brioche w fresh tomato salad
Corn fritters with layers of crisp bacon, rocket, oven roasted tomatoes, drizzled with roast garlic & lime aioli
Steak sandwich with rocket, fresh tomato, caramelised onion relish and horseradish crème friache
Moroccan lamb skewers with flat bread and mint yoghurt served with bulgur, walnut, celery and pomegranate salad
We also do fantastic salads, tarts, sandwiches, brownies, muffins etc for takeaway.
So come on peeps- come and try us out.