Lunch at Nikau

Nikau is on schedule for opening Monday – wahoooo! We were invited for a special friends and family practice lunch today. We were chuffed! It was such a glorious rushing back of routine and memory. Lots of familiar faces there, both staff and customers. The cafe is still the same, there is a new bar top and toilets and till, but it was neat to see lots unchanged, right down to the My Little Pony on the coffee grinder.

I can’t explain the swell in my heart when I rounded the corner via the familiar route from home and saw people sitting inside at the tables. Felt like I was home or something.

Familiar lunchtime view


Little coffee pony


Smiling at the bar (The Mister had kedgeree & I had asparagus with this great pistachio/lemon/parsley mixture on top … no date scones today)


Sad SAD news is that there’ll be no Sunday opening. Nice lifestyle choice to balance their hard work but we’ll have to have a family conference to figure out how to deal with that! We had a brief conversation with Kelda and a few suggestions for what she could do on her Sundays – perhaps date scone or sour dough loaf baking sessions! I think that’d be great!!


#1 Tony Bain on 09.12.09 at 12:57 pm

Matching shirts? How cute 🙂

#2 OrangeGirl on 09.12.09 at 1:23 pm

Yes & completely by design. Everyone at work has fallen into a tradition of Xero shirt Friday. Pretty cool

#3 Basel Lisa on 10.06.09 at 11:38 pm

They call that “partner look” around here. You see Swiss couples dressed identically quite a lot. Are you guys finishing each other’s sentences too? 😉

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