Kitchenette – Highland Park
So we’ve been here a few times and it’s always nice. They have the best ginger slice,the people used to be really friendly, they seem to have changed more recently but still nice. They have a wall where you can write pleasant messages or draw a small picture. It’s pleasant reading through all the ‘… was here’ and ‘you have the best hot chocolates’ and such.
I kind of thought we’d found a new favourite – at least for when homestead was busy.
I’m not quite so sure now.
Today we were sitting, eating our slices and drinking our coffee. A staff member heads to the toilets. So far, no worries. Then, she comes back, towards the kitchen, carrying a sanitary bin.
Yes, through the café, past the customers, towards the kitchen carrying a bin potentially full of customers… well, I digress.
A few minutes later, she carries it back. Gross, we think, but ok, not a huge deal. I guess.
She then clears some tables. Ok, dirty dishes, unwashed hands – questionable, but maybe not the worst thing in the world.
She then starts serving customers, preparing their food and drinks.
I was very tempted to go and explain to the customers that they were ordering a yummy snack with a side of dirty dishes and…, well, you get the idea.
I didn’t. But I don’t know how I feel about going back.