Cafe spreads its wings

North Coast Times - - LET'S EAT -

THE first fore­shore cafe in Alki­mos is ex­pand­ing its premises at Wa­ter­front Park.

Thomas Con­struc­tion has won the con­tract to build the Shore Cafe ex­pan­sion, which is ex­pected to have more space and longer trad­ing hours.

It will add about 650sq m to the build­ing, in­clud­ing pub­lic toi­lets, in­door din­ing, a big­ger kitchen, cof­fee roaster, bar and more al­fresco din­ing.

Owner Ge­orge Bartell said the ex­pan­sion meant the busi­ness could grow while mak­ing the most of its lo­ca­tion at Wa­ter­front Park.

“Our abil­ity to host func­tions will be big­ger than ever and we’re ex­pect­ing our new ‘beer gar­den’ area on the lawn to be a hit with the lo­cals, es­pe­cially for our Sun­day ses­sions,” he said.

The open­ing hours will be ex­tended to seven days a week for break­fast, lunch and din­ner.

The menu is also set to ex­pand and Mr Bartell is look­ing at the po­ten­tial for more out­door cook­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, such as paella ses­sions, and fea­tur­ing freshly cooked cray­fish as an oc­ca­sional spe­cial.

“A brew­ery has come on board, which means we’ll have a dozen or so beers on tap as well as our planned wine tast­ings and cock­tail nights,” he said.

“We’ll con­tinue to have live mu­sic and DJs.

“There will be var­i­ous themed nights through­out the week, in­clud­ing pasta and jazz nights.”

Con­struc­tion is ex­pected to fin­ish in late 2018, with no dis­rup­tions to cur­rent cafe ser­vices an­tic­i­pated.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the Shore Cafe ex­pan­sion.

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