Coffee Studio Re-Opening
CEAC: What has lockdown been like for you?
Richard: Really, really nice! We’ve had a lovely time being with our family, spending time home-schooling the children. I know it’s been stressful for a lot of people, but not for us. And I’ve loved the peace and quiet.
CEAC: What do you look forward to as you re-open in Level 2?
Richard: To seeing people again and looking after them on a daily basis, finding out what they’ve been up to. Corbans is full of interesting people, where we’re on first name terms with so many of our regulars. We’re probably going to find the social distancing a bit weird at first, as we are all about trying to create less distance between people. So we’re looking forward to becoming more casual again under Level 1.
CEAC: What are a few things you’re looking forward to being able to offer people again?
Sarah: We’re looking forward to being able to once again offer our full menu. Our Paleo Stack is really popular; poached eggs on kumara rosti with portobello mushroom and rocket. Oh, and also our vegan dumplings, and all our coffees and super food smoothies.
CEAC: Yes, you certainly do the best coffees! What else about the Coffee Studio are you really proud of?
Sarah: Our focus on sustainability that underpins the ethos of the cafe; fair trade coffee, sugar, bananas and cocoa. And our free range meats. Plus all our vegetable scraps are composted!
The Coffee Studio will be open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm (please note the 3pm closing time). During Queens Birthday weekend, the cafe will be closed.