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Our Hot Chicken, Salads, Sides & Sauces Lot’s of questions on the the chicken. I’m not gonna give the recipe away 🙂 but I will tell you a bit about the process the chook goes thru’ before it ends up in your belly. It’s a fairly intensive process of 7 steps. Each step adds a layer to the chicken, so don’t cheat or else you’ll miss a out on a layer of flavour or spice,

May 5, 2020


To everyone who supported us over our first weekend, we appreciate it so much. Five weeks ago, like everyone else, we were in lockdown. And we were lost.We didn’t have an evening business, or take away & delivery. There simply wasn’t a business in a breakfast-based eat-in business. But we had our little dream. We knew what we wanted to do, but planning and doing are so very different. Planning during lockdown was ok. Yep,

July 10, 2019

A little about us…

https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/our-people/114069815/evolutionary-change-at-nelson-cafe-with-a-healthy-side-of-peoplefirst-philosophy?fbclid=IwAR30vXcgWA-U8MnFXPwzvQGG89Ou2FbUC2Z3TheRSXeGqVUZnlmgVGczBQg#comments It was great to meet Neil Hodgson and have a yarn about people, business, and life…

July 10, 2019

Used Coffee Grounds #1

We’re churning out coffee daily. And it’s by-product, coffee grounds. I’ve been looking at these used grounds and wondering what we can do with them. Now, we’re not just chucking them out. Nor are we struggling to get rid of them. We’ve plenty of people who come in and pick up the used grounds for their gardens. Used grounds are rich in nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. However it is best to allow a period
We’ve been baking our gluten free cheese scones for years. It’s our recipe, and we’re in at 6 AM to heat the ovens and bake them fresh every day. Recently we had a problem. Those damn scones just didn’t rise. We were convinced we followed the same recipe, using the same mix, sand ame baking time, but what came out of the oven wasn’t good. It was as flat as Tahuna on a calm day.