Archive for December, 2009

Our Room Upstairs

Fully kitted out with the latest audiovisual aids to presentation, the sound in our new upstairs is actually quite superb!  The lovely carpet helps to create a different ambience to the busy downstairs, and the flexibility of the oak tables means that a variety of conferences, workshops or parties can be accommodated very conveniently.

Our broadband WiFi’ed internet and fully-installed AV means that you can just bring your laptop along, and simply plug it into the system for a complete and professional presentation, using all the capacity of the internet at your own disposal.

We can arrange 50 chairs in theatre style, or put a group table together that can accommodate 20 in a delightful here’s-looking-at-you square.    The space is ideal for family celebration lunches, so if you have an event you want to celebrate together, get in touch with us and we’ll sort something out that will suit superbly.    We’ve taken care of two birthday parties and one working lunch already, so we know the room works very well indeed, even while the rest of the world whirls busily by.

And that’s why we’ve maintained a friendly ‘cosy corner’ upstairs as well, to help on the relaxation front after the effort of a superlative presentation!

November ’09 ambience

It’s a funny thing, but as we work to make the Allendale Bakery Cafe more and more comfortable, we ourselves tend to forget how much things have changed since our very first launch images.

But in addition to the furniture, we also enjoy a seasonal change of mood with the work of different artists.  Throughout the end of the summer and on into September, with all our sympathetic  display furniture finally installed, we were so happy to present the stunning water-colours of Rosie Villers-Stuart on our walls.

And this November we’ve been delighted to feature the work of local artist John Fowler which fascinated everyone who dropped by the cafe.

Throughout December, we’re focusing downstairs on the abstracted images of local views created by Dorothy Lawrenson, and upstairs on the refined moods of Sarah Blackett-Ord.  These images all help to create yet another reason to make your visit to our friendly cafe soon, and often!