Dear friends of the Village Cafe,
How we have missed you all since - can you believe it - 29th January this year! It has been a long and extremely frustrating journey through the intricacies of the insurance world but it’s nearly over. We are aiming to re-open on Wednesday November 3rd, and to start off we will be open six days a week (closed Tuesdays) from 8.00 am with last orders at 3.00 pm. Initially we will open for dinner just on Fridays and Saturdays, commencing on Friday 5th November from 5.30pm (please note we are fully booked for Friday 5th). Tap beer and a large range of wines will be available. Seating is going to be very limited so bookings on 0359 890 700 would be sensible. We are so looking forward to seeing you all whether it is just for a coffee, a meal, or a glass from David's wonderful wine collection.
You will notice some changes:-
Firstly - the food
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Bernard Ricca will be joining us as our head chef. You may remember Bernie from his days at his fabulous restaurant, Ricca's, in Balnarring some years back, or more recently at Stumpy Gully vineyard. He is a first rate chef, and his main focus will be on our dinner service. He will also manage our lunch menu, maintaining the focus on fine, affordable family-friendly food.
Secondly - the coffee
We will of course still have our fantastic Little Rebel coffee prepared by our wonderful Sandi, Kelsey and the other familiar faces. Come in for your favorite coffee and one of the best muffins on the peninsula !
Thirdly - the look
You will notice a number of changes both inside and outside the café that we have been able to make during the re-build. We hope you like them !
Covid Safe Regulations
As always, we will run the cafe strictly in accordance with government guidelines, with QR codes, and vax and distancing requirements. On current information it looks like initially there is no inside dining but 50 outside so we will be able to serve meals in the courtyard. However the rules are constantly changing so watch this space !
It has been a long and trying year for all of us, but we are nearly there, and we so look forward to welcoming you back to our café !
Angela, David, Sandi & the Team.