Stage Door wants you to share a mile­stone

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY -

Deb­bie Chad­field is cel­e­brat­ing 15 years in hos­pi­tal­ity and she’d love her reg­u­lar and new cus­tomers to come and en­joy the magic mile­stone with her.

Deb­bie has owned Stage Door in King Street for 18 months now and she’s just as ex­cited about the cafe as when she opened the doors in late 2014.

Hos­pi­tal­ity has al­ways been im­por­tant to her whether she’s serv­ing cus­tomers, greet­ing them or mov­ing around the ta­bles, en­sur­ing their ex­pe­ri­ence at Stage Door is pos­i­tive and mem­o­rable.

Deb­bie has a gen­uine in­ter­est in peo­ple and their wel­fare and of­fer­ing hos­pi­tal­ity is an in­te­gral part of her DNA.

‘‘We’ve sought to make Stage Door warm and friendly and one that peo­ple will call their own,’’ she says.

Over the last 18 months the cafe´ has grown from strength to strength in its se­lec­tion of food and cus­tomer num­bers. Deb­bie wants to in­crease the pa­tron­age fur­ther and bring the cafe back to what it used to be.

She re­minds peo­ple that Stage Door is open seven days a week and serves a full break­fast and brunch menu. Last year the cafe was granted a BYO li­cence for peo­ple want­ing to bring a bot­tle of wine to en­joy with their meal.

With win­ter ap­proach­ing, Deb­bie rec­om­mends peo­ple should try her de­li­cious corn frit­ters and the un­usu­ally named bub­ble and squeak. This tra­di­tional English fare was said to bub­ble up when fried and squeak over the fire.

Deb­bie’s dis­tinc­tive dish in­volves roast potato and kumara, chorizo and baby spinach pan fried with free range poached eggs and hol­landaise sauce.

She in­vites peo­ple to come and try it.

An­other favourite is her ever pop­u­lar eggs bene­dict with a choice of ba­con, salmon or pork belly.

The dish can be eaten for break­fast, brunch or lunch, Deb­bie ex­plains.

And if a cus­tomer’s time is pre­cious, there’s a gen­er­ous se­lec­tion of tasty, fresh food from the cab­i­net, cooked daily on the premises.

Stage Door, at the King Street end of Re­gent Ar­cade, is dis­tinc­tive through its strong the­atri­cal flavour.

Posters from four fa­mous Hol­ly­wood movies – Stage Door, Casablanca, Gone With the Wind and Break­fast At Tif­fany’s adorn the walls and Deb­bie is work­ing to­wards dis­play­ing more leg­endary posters dur­ing the year.

There’s some­thing very spe­cial about hav­ing Audrey Hep­burn shar­ing the cafe with you.

Stage Door’s fa­mous Bub­ble and Squeak.

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