Friday, 4 February 2011

Week beginning February 7th - What a week it was

So there are lots of stories about this week just gone. Some good, some not so good. Here is a brief overview.

Queensland Flood Appeal
In the Australia day/week, the staff tip jar was used to collect donations to the Flood Appeal, plus on the Australia day Wednesday, we committed 50 pence of every coffee sold to the Flood Appeal as well. On this day we sold over 500 coffees and in the week overall we raised over £540. Brilliant. Then of course, Queensland had a category 5 cyclone hit them up north. Queensland, flooded one day, battered the next. A big thank you to all who supported the cause, it is much appreciated.

Coffee Aroma and Tasting Wheel posters
One for the coffee geeks really, we are a bit excited this week to have delivery of the four Art of Aroma Perception in Coffee Posters and the Coffee tasters Flavour Wheel poster, direct from the SCAA in America. They are downstairs on the wall, so if you are interested in coffee flavours and aromas, feel free to come in and have a look at them.

We was robbed
Yes it is true, someone broke in on Tuesday night and stole a small safe that keeps our overnight float in it, ready to start the next day. They took nothing else and the only damage done was to the door. Considering the past month in Queensland, we got off lightly really, plus, they did not steal any coffee or hurt Nessie the Synesso. We also get a new, stronger door and are insured for all the cash.

New neighbours
We are very happy that we have new 'across the road' neighbours. The owners of the Garrison pub and the Village East restaurant in Bermondsey are coming to Fitzrovia, with impressive plans for an upmarket Brasserie style restaurant and bar. Building work is well underway and it is exciting to see all that is happening. We look forward to seeing what they do and also bringing a new dimension to the area.

After all that, I think it is time for some lovely food and coffee, or a rest, see you soon.

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 2.90
Wheat free muesli with popped corn and compote 2.90
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passionfruit, peach) 2.90
Ciabatta Roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.00
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.00
Croissant with gruyere cheese and plum tomatoes 3.20
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with homemade preserves 1.70
Honey, milk and almond bread 1.70
Banana Bread 2.00

Porridge with condiments of muscovado sugar, dried fruit, chopped nuts, honey or rhubarb and raspberry compote 2.50

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.60
Pain au chocolat 2.00
Almond croissants 2.60

Baked Treats
Yellow Plum 1.80
Tomato Herb and Cheese 1.80
Raspberry 1.80
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.20
White chocolate blondies 2.20
Portuguese tarts 1.80
ANZAC cookies 1.60

Soup 3.00/3.50
Corn Chowder

Foccacias with sea salt and rosemary crust 4.70
Roast Aubergine, goats cheese, sweet chilli and rocket
Pancetta, grilled apricots, brie and spinach

French retro baguettes 4.30
Plum tomato, bufala mozzerella, spinach and aioli
Italian ham with gherkin, tomato, mustard, red onion and gruyere

Salads £4.00/£5.00/£8.00
Roast parsnips with hazelnut dressing
Green beans, roast tomatoes, baby spinach and pesto
Chicken adobo on wild rice

Tart 4.00 or 6.00 with salad
Leek and Blue Cheese

Floor: Peter, Catherine, Emma, Krysty, Justin, Amy, Melissa and Jessica.
Kitchen: Jared, Khan, Melissa as well and Sam

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