We knew the break was well and truly over when, sadly, we had to wash off the wonderful window paintings of Narnia done for us by Dianne Lindsay. Those of you who have admired her paintings (either here, or on our facebook page, or displayed for sale in the cafe) will know how we felt. We didn’t win the prize this year for the best decorated Christmas window in Cromer*, but her design met with an amazing response from our customers. On facebook it's easily the most popular thing we’ve done so far with 139 likes and 31 comments! So our customers liked it, and that’s all that matters to us. All being well, Dianne will be back on our panes around Valentine’s week, so keep an eye open for another piece of her brilliant art work.
New Year’s Day is always one of our busiest, and we got the year off to a storming start and broke all records. Cromer has its spectacular annual firework display from the pier at 5:00pm and we always stay open later after that. This year (not for the first time) we had queues of customers stretching out the door, all knowing that as places to eat in Cromer go we are known for our good food and good value. So thank you all for your patience if you found yourself towards the back of the queue. We hope it was worth the wait.
So what’s new in our Cromer cafe? Last Sunday, as an experiment, we started doing a Sunday roast lunch and we were delighted with the reception it got – in fact, we sold out! We plan to do just the one dish each week, beef last weekend, chicken this weekend, with no prizes for guessing what it might be next weekend. But many thanks to all who came and gave it a try, and made it such a successful start.
And that’s about it for now. Next weekend we may well follow Laws’s Law and blog you once more. Something to look forward to, eh?
*It was won by our neighbours across the street in the Garden House Gallery, so many congratulations to them. When they saw Dianne Lindsay’s paintings adorning our walls recently, they said that they might start selling coffees. We liked that.