The other morning I awoke to find an email from a reader, Nora, asking me the question:
Q. I'm standing out the front of a cafe I have never heard of and I don't have access to Happy to Serve You, how do I know if it is any good?
now I never thought H2SY (happy to serve you) would get that popular and never anticipated a question forum. but as usual I'm quick to adapt. so i have created a new section called The Tip Jar ( a pun on the fact that tip jars are used in cafes which i blog about and that tips are also little pieces of advice) (incase you were wondering)
when unsure of whether or not a cafe will be good, here are some general guidelines that I follow:
1. If you see a middle aged owner and a 15 year old waitress, RUN. this will end up being one of the WORST cafe experiences you will ever have. I'm not naming any names, but you know who you are Dundas & Faucette in Albert park.
2. If you see bikes out the front and or hipsters, there will be a solid chance that the coffee is GOOD. I don't know why but good coffee comes hand in hand with moustache bearing hipsters and tight tights wearing bikesters.
p.s Nora isn't a real person, its just my name spelt backwards, I never received an email but I thought of that great Tip Jar pun and really didn't want it to go to waste. But if you do have any REAL questions please email me!