Countdown is on until we will be open on Wednesdays too!!! yip from July we will only be closed on tuesday, hours will be 7am until 4pm wednesday untill monday!!
A few slight changes. Delicous meals will be served from 5.30pm and Music will now start at 7pm, so get in quick to claim that number 1 spot to play and wow the audience!
It is still happening, this friday 27th April with meals from 6pm and music from 7.30pm! Feature Band detour will be playing.
Come down to the Paper Mulberry this Thursday from 10.30am and check out what Phoenix Trading has to offer, with a great range of funky cards, gift wrap, ribbons, postcards, stationery for all occasions! www.phoenixtrading.com
We stock various pantry items. This month we highlight Tea Total Teas.
Anna Salek, founder of Tea Total Ltd, “… was working as a sports masseuse in Sydney some years ago, and read about a shop in Paddington that sold all these different blends.” She tracked the place down and was amazed by the hugh variety of teas. As the owner wasn’t interested in opening a stall at The Rocks she bought 12 of the most colourful teas straight off the shelf and booked a stall at herself. It was, she remembers, a lot of hard work and a huge success – one that prompted her to come home to New Zealand and open the first Tea Total in Auckland in 1995.
Since then Tea Total has gone from strength to strength and now operates out of a warehouse in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore. Selling tea to many cafes, delicatessens, hairdressers, health spas & boutique hotels throughout NZ.
On Fair Trade and Chemicals Anna says,
“While we do not advertise our products as Fair Trade, we buy our breakfast blends and some traditional black and green teas direct from the tea estates in India, Japan and Sri Lanka. There are no middle men involved and while we pay what for us is a good price, it is far in excess of the amount they would receive from giants such as Liptons or Twinings. Workers are unionized, they work eight hour days, five days per week, receive free housing, electricity, schooling and medical clinics. Because of these conditions positions are much sought after and often handed down within families. We don’t have the Fair Trade label but I can personally guarantee the teas above are more than fairly traded.
Our blended teas (fruit infusions, herbal teas and Earl Greys) are sourced in Europe where teas, once bought directly from the grower, are blended with finest quality flavourings, fruits and herbs. All these products are tested by law in German laboratories for 203 chemicals and pesticides. This doesn’t make for a cheap product but does ensure a level of quality that is without equal.”
The Paper Mulberry is delighted to serve these teas in the cafe and sell them in our pantry.
We stock 100g zip-lock resealable pouch packs, in Pure Camomile, Tropical Fruit, Earl Grey Green, Revive, Ginger & Lemon, Peppermint, Breakfast, Earl Grey and Green Tea. Cost varies from $7 to $9. You will find these in our Pantry section by the entrance.
by Ian (a regular at our Open Mic Nites)
The café cat came out of the maize
Paddock one sunny day
Went into The Paper Mulberry Café
Looked around, sat down and stayed
He has made the café his home no more to roam
He could have come by house bus
Or car maybe he was just
Looking for adventure on the road
He is an icon of the café this ginger white cat
Is known far and wide by people
Stopping in as they travel by
They stroke and pat him
When he’s had enough he goes on his way
Around the café
It is said people do not own cats they own you
This is true in the case of the café cat
So if you are passing by stop in for a coffee and a snack
Be sure to stroke or pat
The café cat
Share a picture of your cat with Ginger by posting on our FaceBook wall.
It’s probably a private function going on.
You can hire the Cafe for functions and know that you are going to get the usual great atmosphere, friendly staff, wonderful food and fantastic coffee.
Lynne also organises outside catering. So if you want a special dinner, afternoon tea or a picnic pack-up Lynne and her team can do their stuff.
To organise any of this just ring Lynne.
Te Mara Nursery are relocating, so the space next to the cafe is up for lease.
There is a shed/office with power and telephone and plenty of car parking.
And of course the cafe is right next door.
If you are interested in leasing the space please talk to Lynne or Dave 06 856 8688
There are a number of things at play here:
- We have our own flock of 40 free range brown shaver hens which are fed a quality diet.
- The eggs we use for our poached eggs and omelettes are never more than four days old.
- We keep eggs at room temperature.
- Cook in a shallow pan.
- Bring water to the boil and then lower the heat so the water is simmering before adding the egg.
We also re-home our chickens when they have finished life with us (after 18-24 months), so if you would like to take some of our hens please talk to Lynne. Many of our customers have 2-3 of our hens which are sufficient to keep their family in eggs.
Those of you who frequent the cafe will know how great out coffee is. What you may not know is that we source our coffee only from Havana Coffee Works.
Havana Coffee Works was a pioneer the Fairtrade model in New Zealand as far back as 1997 and they continue the policy wherever possible when buying green coffee. Through their in-depth understanding of the coffee industry gained over many years, they have evolved the Fairtrade model into an even more ‘just’ working relationship with our suppliers. One that reflects their commitment to the sustainability, the longevity of the coffee industry and their passion for coffee.
Sourcing the finest quality green coffee directly from many different countries, Havana Coffee Works buy from growers who farm sustainably and who consistently benefit their communities through economic and social return.
Havana recognises the growers’ vulnerability as their product is traded on the international market. They choose to pay premium prices in recognition of the coffee farmers and the importance of the coffee industry to the many struggling economies where coffee is grown.
Havana’s business practices reflect their values and by working in such a way, the rewards continue to be trusting, enduring, relationships with everyone they work with. From grower to roaster, roaster to consumer, the process is transparent, honest, and ‘real’.
It’s what Havana call… ‘REALTRADE’.
All of us at the Paper Mulberry Café are proud to be part of the “realtrade’ process that brings you ethical coffee that tastes just great.
The blend we use is Cuban – a medium roast, endorsed by Fidel Castro himself as the greatest coffee in the world. Full, lush, aromatic, rhythmic – this coffee has it all.
If you want to make this great coffee at home we also supply beans or we can grind it for you.