Café eleven forty five has been up and running for over five years now, however, it came alive in 2010 when Lynne Glauber got handed the keys and sat in the take-over seat, all pumped up and ready to give new meaning and breathe new life on Conrad drive. And indeed, she has done exactly that.
Café eleven forty five is one of those places one can’t help but be drawn to. Its’ warmth and its’ “feel at home” nature is more than captivating – it is liberating. Here I was, planning on having some good ol’ coffee to get rid of the winter chills, but suddenly there I was, slouched on the chair, having the sensational flavour of Cappuccino manifesting itself on my taste buds, followed by a freshly baked slice of carrot cake while having a good conversation with Lynne, and yes, we are on first name basis. I guess it was that easy for me to relax.
I couldn’t help but notice how well Lynne and her staff get along. It was amazing to see how the atmosphere of the place is drawn by the personalities of the people running it. Café eleven forty five is not only about running a business or delivering a service. It’s about interacting with its customers, getting to know what they like and dislike, what makes them tick, who they are and what drives them.
It becomes more personal and when you’re an regular customer, one can’t help but relax and feel at home. I noticed quite a few people with their laptops enjoying some fair-trade coffee served with a delicious biscotti on the side, (and yes I know it’s delicious!) and if it wasn’t that then a slice of something sweet to tickle the taste buds.
It was a great feeling indulging in a slice of cake, knowing that it was freshly baked and not pre-ordered elsewhere. Café eleven forty five thrives on distinction and all their freshly prepared food whispered in my ear and told me this. Continue reading