Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it (",)
Joined 10 July 2011 Northern Beaches, NSW
We were there with some friends on a Thursday night. It was our first time there, so we weren't too sure what to expect although we had been warned of its age.
Yes, the place looked tired indeed, dark, worn and reeked of stale cooking and cigarettes. The kitchen staff was overloaded with crowd but was still maintaining their cool and friendliness. But the staff at the bar was a different case. They stayed chattering with a regular customer even though we had gestured to them we would like to order some drinks.No, they weren't friendly with us because we eventually broke their chatter up.
Our dinner was nice and of decent proportion, which was a consolation after our drama of having to wait in a long line to order our dinner and a longer wait time at the bar for our beverage. Yes, the dinner was nice and affordable but not compelling enough for us to return in a hurry.
Some things I won't understand is how this business is still buzzing with customers.
Counter staff would holler to another employee while in the middle of serving a customer and with that, you get something else other than what you've ordered.
To make things worse, I open up my sushi box to find that the sliced fish on my sushi were paper thin whilst the rice is sickly sweet and so heavily compacted it is rather difficult to eat. Something I would not expect after paying premium for.
To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. NOT going back.
It is evident that this lady at the shop loves what she sells and is passionate about her business, as I learnt that when we started talking about her inventory.
A small shop it is, but don't be fooled as it is literally packed to the brim with every cooking and baking paraphernalia that any creative woman could want, from the staples to the seasonal. This little gem is indeed a woman's treasure trove, or rather a woman's dream 'hardware' store.
The shop owner is friendly and helpful, easy to approach and chat to. I'll definitely drop in again whenever I'm in the vicinity. On this occasion, I scored a Christmas cookie cutter for less than what I would pay at the supermarket!
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