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Constants.

Constance? No, this is Emily, still baristeuse par excellence at Alberta’s on Mapua wharf. Things change pretty quickly around here – the restaurant that you really rated last year now has a different name, new owners and might even be … Continue reading

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Theme Day – March 2016- Heimat – A sense of belonging

Can you have 2 places where you feel you belong? I guess so. I got tapped for the March theme and I chose – there was a bit of pushback – “Heimat – a sense of belonging” I grew up … Continue reading

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So what do we do now…?

You might find coffee as good as this around here (Guy McCracken at the Cafe on Oxford springs to mind..), but there’s nowhere I’d rather hang out than at Ali Slotemaker and Stephen Lee’s Rabbit Island Coffee Company and their … Continue reading

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Outstanding in its field

Once upon a time coffee in a paddock was a thermos of instant brew and a stale cheese sandwich. Now there’s the option of specialty affogato, a flat white over ice or a gourmet shake from Nelson’s newest espresso bar … Continue reading

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So what do we do now…?

There might be baristas in Nelson/Richmond/Mapua who can do a double espresso as well  (only Guy McCracken at the Cafe on Oxford really comes close), but no-one gives you the feeling of being REALLY welcome as these two – Ali … Continue reading

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