The Preservatorium cafe and cannery…
Phew. What a busy old time. Finally a weekday morning to stroll past and check out the Preservatorium on Webb Street.
A cute cafe with tables and chairs reminiscent of school or a community hall; lots of hand-made preserves, chutneys and jams (lovely clutters of empty jars around the place); People’s coffee (alas their small grinder was AWOL so I couldn’t imbibe a decaf on said day) and good value simple foods (cabinet and menu).
My lemon muffin was suitably light and airy and had real pieces of candied lemon on top, and complimented the Kawakawa fire tea.
I toyed with the home-made grandfathers baked beans, but the stomach wasn’t quite up for the challenge on this occasion, and because I wasn’t going to be home any time soon I didn’t procure the take-away jar, but keen to return and give those a whirl.
The staff are welcoming, the atmosphere relaxing and unhurried (beware only open 7-3 weekdays), and I liked seeing the coffee grinds free to a good garden (not sure if my two patio pots qualify?).
Keep an eye on their Facebook page for daily specials (damn those $5 Monday beef burgers looked mighty fine….) and consider the Preservatorium for functions (a funky space for a knees up).