We opened the Charles Street cafe in March 2018 with big ideas for one very little space.
With a very little budget and Christine almost 9 months pregnant we opened the doors on a Friday from 8am-8pm!! We also decided to offer, a pay what you wish day! We had many sleepless nights leading up to this and was hopeful that we’d get a few customers in doors.
Well, what happened next.. we could have never imagined! We still remember the morning started of slowish with a few customers in for breakfast and coffees, then one of our few staff members had to leave for family reasons about mid morning. And we though that’s alright, we got this.
Then…it was like the flood gates open, we wish we kept track of how many people came through our teeny tiny space on our first day. We just kept cooking and tried our best to keep up with orders, we learnt on our first day just how crazy life had become.
Charles Street roughly seats 6 people inside and 7 people outside, it’s pretty cosy! Which is what we love about it, over the years its changed a lot. Once Covid hit, we closed for roughly 11 months. It was hard to have the doors shut however we did manage to re-open the doors with a fresh look.