Family, Friends & Food


We’ve all seen those end of the world films… a meteor is on it’s way, Bruce Willis has failed to blow it up and the people are having full blown End of Days parties in the streets. 

In March, when I picked up my last take-away for 3 months (The Courtyard in Penrith – I can’t recommend them enough) there was a strange vibe in town. Pubs and restaurants had been ordered to close that night and the atmosphere in the streets was the closest to End of Days I have ever felt.

I’m not sure about you, but since that night I’ve felt a bit stuck in limbo. Lock down cemented in my mind what matters the most to me – family, friends and food. It’s the people that made our shop so wonderful and, without my wonderful team and friendly customers around me, things felt empty.

But now, 4 months since the last cup of coffee and slice of Lemon Drizzle we served, we’re ready to reopen our cafe from Thurs 23rd July!

Things will be a little different than before – you’ll have more room inside, there’s hand sanitiser dotted around, service may take a little longer (due to our enhanced cleaning procedures) and, sound the trumpets, we’ve finally been granted permission for outdoor seating!

And to celebrate, we’re giving away a free Chocolate Aragostine (a tasty Italian treat) with every coffee you buy between 23rd-25th July (just sign up to our subscribers list and show us your welcome email).

The Chopping Block may have felt empty for a while, but there’s nothing like the sound of friends catching up over a pot of tea to remind you of the important things in life.

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