Friday, 23 November 2012

Week beginning November 26th - Respect to those early starters

We have updated the website, (I hope you noticed), so now we have the blog section, this one, separate to the menu section, but, if you are interested, the menu will still be down below so you can have a quick look if you are tempted.

This week it's about getting up early: Respect.

When Kaffeine first opened, I used to be here around 6:30/7:00 am. Doors would open at 7:30 am and it took 30 minutes for Catherine and I to set up, and I would often do 30 minutes work before set up time.

Then, when Chef Jared went back home to renew his visa, I worked in the kitchen for seven weeks, so had to be here at 5:45 am have a quick bite of cereal and unpack all our deliveries and to be changed and ready for 6 am,

Now that we have Layla (who is almost three) I get up at 6 am and leave home at 7:15 to get her to Nursery around the corner for 8:00 am to be at work by 8:15/8:30.

But still on occasion, I go to work early if I do not have Layla, and it continuously reminds me and amazes me how many people go to work very, very early. Thousands. Our chef Jared is here at 5:30 am each day and the other chefs are here at 6:15 or earlier. But there are thousands of others who all do the same, and when you get up so early and it is cold and dark, and you leave your house all lonely, but then you get to the tube and see all these people, you feel better. Try catching the first tube on a Sunday morning at 7 am. It's packed!

And for that I say, respect. Well done to all the thousands who go to bed early, who get up early, for being punctual and for getting this amazing city ready to function each day.

If you ever are in need of inspiration, try it. Get up and go to work for 7 am or even earlier and see all the others who do it. Trust me, it's hard.

Please enjoy this weeks menu, because we have enjoyed making it and we will enjoy serving it to you.

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.50
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.50
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passionfruit, peach) 3.70
(add 30 p for granola or yogurt)
Ciabatta roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Ciabatta roll with courgette omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.90
Croissant with gruyere cheese and plum tomatoes 4.00
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with homemade preserves 1.70
Coffee, cherry and walnut toast 2.30
Banana bread 2.40

Porridge - Served with rhubarb and raspberry compote, chopped nuts, muscovado sugar, golden syrup or honey 3.00

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.80
Pain au chocolat 2.40
Almond croissants 2.80

Baked Treats
Cranberry and almond sweet muffins 2.20
Garden peas, mint and feta savoury muffins 2.20
Tiramisu friands 2.20
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 1.80
Whoopie pies 1.80
Lamingtons (Thurs/Fri/Sat only) 2.50

Soup - Seafood chowder with 3 corner garlic 4.50

French retro baguettes 4.90
Ham with Dijon, red onion, gruyere, spinach
Plum tomatoes with bufala mozzarella, spicy red pesto, rocket

Foccacias with sea salt and rosemary crust 5.00
Italian roast ham with red onion jam, mature cheddar and spinach
Smoked salmon with lemon butter, capers, dill and rocket

Salads 5.50/6.50
January King cabbage with hot smoked salmon, carrot, onion and celery pickled with rice wine vinegar
Roasted butternut with goats cheese, coriander seed and coffee dressing
Crones with wilted broad bean tops, garlic and soy

Tart 4.00 or 7.50 with salad
Sweet potato with nutmeg cheese sauce

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