Farmers' markets were created with two purposes in mind: firstly, to give local producers a forum for trading their wares without incurring the crippling overhead costs of setting up a retail business; secondly, to give middle class couples something to do together on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Salta in Three Lamps is the best cafe in Ponsonby. Well, certainly Ponsonby North, being the general area we're willing to walk to from work at number 239. If the name Salta doesn't ring a bell, maybe Atlas will – that was what it used to be called until, from what I can work out, there was some unpleasantness with the Atlas coffee people and the cafe was forced to anagrammatise.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
"Ah!," he exclaimed in broken English, "I've been waiting for you!"
Posted by Jesse Mulligan at 9:03 PM
Friday, January 15, 2010
Posted by Jesse Mulligan at 10:15 PM
Thursday, January 14, 2010
My friend Sandon believes that, in general, the more a cup of espresso costs, the worse it will taste. I say 'in general', although he's not really the sort of person to qualify wide sweeping statements like this – the qualifier he would have used is probably 'without exception, ever'. Anyway, he formed this opinion in Wellington where, I guess, a low priced coffee indicates that the person who runs the cafe has integrity, which will translate into the way they use their espresso machine. A long black at Deluxe on Kent Terrace will still, I believe, cost you $2.50 and might be the best in the country.
Posted by Jesse Mulligan at 8:22 PM