Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Week beginning September 10th - A few more post opening points

A few weeks ago I posted about the pre-opening and then the post opening of Kaffeine, which  we were able to reflect upon recently. Catherine, our former manager and lead barista and the person who helped set a lot of the standards at Kaffeine, has added a few more memories to the pot.


When I walked into the underground store room one day to find it flooding with water as a pipe had burst under the street and water was pouring under our wall. Luckily we were able to pull up the manhole and all the water flowed straight into it. They had to come dig up the road outside to stop it leaking.

When the power box blew up as it had not been installed properly and we had to clean up in the cold and dark until EON and the electricity men came to fix it, Mrs K was at home with a migraine and baby Layla, you had to go home to look after her, then came back expecting to sleep over, in the middle of Winter. Luckily they fixed it about 11 pm. This was not fun.

When the substation blew up outside about 1 pm and left the whole street without power for five hours. 

Having to upgrade from a 2 group Synesso to a 3 group as we were getting busier and busier,and then upgrading from an Anfim grinder to a Mazzer for the same reason.

When Tim Westwood came in for the first time, and you knocked over the sugar bowl on the table because you were so excited. Knocking the sugar over then became known as 'doing a Westwood'

When a pigeon made its way into the shop (2 separate times) and you 'tried' to get rid of it.

Thanks to Catherine for these, if you are reading this and know her, or are ever in the City please pop in and say hello to her own shop, Curators Coffee. Say hello.

Please enjoy.....

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.30
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.30
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passionfruit, peach) 3.50
(add 30 p for granola or yogurt)
Ciabatta roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.70
Ciabatta roll with courgette omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 4.70
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.70
Croissant with gruyere cheese and plum tomatoes 3.90
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with homemade preserves 1.70
Pumpkin seed toast 2.30
Banana bread 2.20

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.70
Pain au chocolat 2.30
Almond croissants 2.70

Baked Treats
Green gage Plum and sea Lavender 2.00
Courgette and mature cheddar savoury muffins 2.00
Damson friands 2.00
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.30
White chocolate blondies 2.30
Portuguese tarts 1.90
ANZAC cookies 1.70
Melting moment biscuits 1.70


French retro baguettes 4.70
Pancetta, figs, manchego, basil and spinach
Aubergine with goats cheese, sweet chilli, roasted red onion and rocket

Foccacias with sea salt and rosemary crust 4.90
Chorizo, roasted courgette, red onion, wild horseradish mayonnaise and spinach
Coppa cotta ham with avocado, aioli and rocket

Salads 4.90/5.90
Mature cheddar with dandelion, rowan berry dressing, red chilli and damson plum jam
Wild cabbage with monkfish, brown shrimps, spinach and worcester apples
Grilled cauliflower and saffron

Tart 4.00 or 6.90 with salad
Polenta with burnt pineapple, pancetta, blue cheese and coriander

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