Saturday, 2 July 2011

Week beginning July 4th - 2 Years ago

So it was, that two years ago this week, the builders started on Kaffeine. It had taken six months just to get the keys to number 66, as the leaseholder was still paying rent even though it was unoccupied, and now finally work had begun.

I was still employed by Marylebone Cricket Club but had given notice to finish on July 24th. We had just finished off the World Twenty/20 Cup in June and were about to go into the Ashes around July 15th.

So I would go to work at Lord's, and cycle down for architects or builders meetings on my lunch break or after work, while trying to organise equipment, staff, insurance and suppliers for the shop as well as the staffing for biggest Test Match in four years at the most famous cricket ground in the world.

Finally, on July 24th it was my last day and we opened Kaffeine a few weeks later on August 15th. It is safe to say, that I did not sleep for a week after leaving the comfort of a full time job.

And now look, here we are....

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 2.90
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 2.90
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passionfruit, peach) 3.30
(add 30 p for granola or yoghurt)
Ciabatta Roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.50
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.50
Croissant with gruyere cheese and plum tomatoes 3.50
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with homemade preserves 1.70
Cinnamon and raisin toast 2.00
Banana Bread 2.00

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.60
Pain au chocolat 2.20
Almond croissants 2.70

Baked Treats
Apricot muffins 1.80
Tomato, cheese and herb savoury muffins 1.80
Mango tea friands 1.90
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.20
White chocolate blondies 2.20
Portuguese tarts 1.80
ANZAC cookies 1.60
Afgan biscuits 1.60


Foccacias with sea salt and rosemary crust 4.70
Apricots with brie, spinach and pancetta
Roast aubergine with goats cheese, sweet chilli and spinach

French retro baguettes 4.50
Ham with gruyere, red onion, dijon, gherkin and spinach
Avocado, mozzarella, tomato, aioli and rocket

Salads £4.50/£5.50
Chicken adobo with camargue red rice
Roast kumara with pesto dressing
Green beans with peanuts, chilli, garlic and lemon

4.00 or 6.50 with salad
Courgette with cherry tomato, mozzarella and pancetta

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