Savour your chard with a Stage Door meal
The Stage Door Cafe´ has added another attraction to its bevy of benefits.
In addition to the food, the ambience and the hospitality, the Stage Door Cafe´ now has a BYO licence.
This means that owner Debbie Chadfield and her team can cater for functions in the cafe´ where wine or beer is served or patrons can bring their favourite bottle with them to enjoy a leisurely meal.
To receive a BYO licence, Stage Door Cafe´ has to provide a secure premises, be responsible hosts and ensure staff are trained in an environment where wine or beer is being consumed with food.
‘‘It reflects the responsible attitude we have in meeting the needs of our patrons,’’ Debbie says.
‘‘We can now invite people to bring wine or beer when they order from our generous menus.’’
Debbie and husband Duane purchased the cafe´ in King Street nearly 12 months ago and have quietly transformed it back to its halcyon days when it first opened 18 years ago.
Debbie has been in the hospitality business for more than 10 years and is passionate about the importance of personal service.
She has stamped her individuality on Stage Door by meeting and greeting her patrons and is backed up by an experienced team who know the meaning of hospitality.
Supporting her is an experienced chef in Isaac and his partner Ange, who runs front of house.
The cafe´ is already famous for its Eggs Bene with pork belly and now offers a vegetarian option – poached eggs served on toasted ciabatta along with handmade potato rosti, baby spinach and portobello mushroom drizzled with hollandaise sauce.
‘‘We also do salmon and bacon Eggs Bene, a must to experience,’’ Debbie says.
The signature dishes are part of a menu which now includes all day breakfast and an extensive lunch/brunch choice as well as a tasty selection from the cabinet. Isaac also changes the menu regularly to reflect the seasons.
Other significant changes to Stage Door include a distinctive de´cor to reflect the cafe’s artistic theme. Debbie has themed Stage Door to become the cafe´ of choice for the city’s theatre set as well as attracting people who want a meeting place with the best of food in the heart of the city.
The Stage Door Cafe´ snuggles into the Regent on Broadway, a theatre which has been at the heart of the city’s stage shows, live performances and movies for 80 years and posters on the cafe´ walls remind patrons of the some of Hollywood’s great epics.
Since owning Stage Door, Debbie has been delighted with the increase in patronage comprising old and valued customers, regular diners and new clients who have recently discovered her cafe´. She encourages everyone who hasn’t experienced the Stage Door to try it out.
Debbie is already looking ahead and planning for Christmas.
‘‘We are preparing a special Christmas menu and, with our new BYO licence, are already open for bookings from individuals, groups or corporates,’’ she says.
Debbie Chadfield continues to transform Stage Door Cafe.