Saturday, 8 June 2013

Week beginning June 10th - The O.C's (Original Customers)

We are almost four years old now, amazing really. We have been described on a certain blog somewhere as being old school but still cool. Chef Jared is our longest serving employee since day one, and on the floor and kitchen we have staff who have been with us for two years, Claire, Julia, Karolina, Khan.

Now there is something I've noticed recently and that is we have had a few of our older, original customers returning after being away either through work or for living purposes and this is really nice for us and I hope for them. The staff faces may have changed, but the standards and quality and service still remains the same if not better.

So when these customers come in it's like greeting an old friend, and I say to our current staff 'oh that's Paddy/Sam/whoever, he's an original customer'. We also very much still have customers who have not even moved away, but are still in the area and still frequenting Kaffeine and when I say how long we have been operating for they say 'my goodness, that long?!'

So I came up with the simple term of endearment, the O.C's. It's a term of respect, a 'tag' that perhaps if you are one of these people, who have been visiting us and supporting us since 2009 when we opened, you are known as an O.C., an Original Customer. If you are an O.C, please allow me to thank you for supporting us this long, and long may the relationship continue. And if someone says to you, 'do you know a place called Kaffeine, have you been there?' you can perhaps say ' oh yes I do, I'm an O.C.'


Please enjoy this weeks menu, as we have enjoyed making it and will enjoy serving it.

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 yoghurt)
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

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

Baked Treats
Sweet Muffins: Flat peach 2.20
Savoury Scone: Linseed, mustard and watercress 2.20
Elderflower friands 2.20
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 1.80
Chocolate chip cookies 1.80

French retro baguettes 4.90
Speck, camembert, apricot and spinach
Salmon, cucumber, lime soft cheese, basil and rocket

Foccacias 5.00
Ham, grilled pineapple, gorgonzola, coriander pesto and rocket
Spicy red onion marmalade, mature cheddar, gherkins, mustard and spinach

Salads: 5.50/6.50
Roasted rabbit with raw spring greens, peas, carrot, sauteed fat hen and garnished with rosey garlic flowers.
Baked burdock stems served with nectarine, toasted pine nuts, wood sorrel, raw wild asparagus and dressed in a goats cheese and water-mint dressing.
Curried roasted sweet potato with wild rocket.

Tart: 4.00 or 7.50 with salad
Polenta with courgette and capers

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