Just a couple things to make a note of---
We wil be closing at 4pm tomorrow, Wednesday September 27, because we'll be hosting a private event.
There will be NO brunch on Sunday October 2 because half of our staff will be away!
See you round the shop!!
We will be open on Monday Sept. 5, Labor Day, from 7:30am-12 noon.
Stop in for a coffee!!!
This past Saturday, Orbis hosted its first Monthly Dinner since taking a hiatus for the summer. Global dishes made with local produce was the theme, a favorite among all of us who get to work here.
We have had a phenomenal year with our coffees this year. We feel that our approach of working with multiple roasters really worked out as we could bring in regular favorites and a great variety of new finds.
Easter Sunday April 5th - Closed
This delightfully enthusiastic article on a dinner experience at Orbis was written by barista Jess Johns following our Global Tastes with Local Produce dinner in August. Thanks for the the over the top review Jess. Sonja and Grant.
A Worldly Dinner at Orbis Caffe
Some coffee shops, for a variety of good reasons, align with one particular coffee roaster. We have taken the approach of working with a few roasters and have enjoyed the diversity and flexibility that this has given us. Our current roasters occupy quite different tiers in the specialty coffee world and that too is quite interesting. So here is a shout out to these critical suppliers:
We love summer and do feel a litle short changed this year. Oh well.... We did thoroughly enjoy the bounty of local farms and markets throughout the season and of course even now as we move into fall there is still a nice range of produce to enjoy. We are fans of the late tomato crop although catching a perfect fruit at its peak is increasingly tricky. Our Global Tastes with Local Produce Dinner was very well received and it seems we managed to not make a mess of the lovely produce we managed to find.
The organic herb, vegetable and flower garden that Holly constructed at the back of the Mt Lebanon Caffe came into its own during May. Lots of rain mixed with sunshine will do that I guess. The back porch thereby looking rather beautiful in an industrial sort of way. As soon as we could we started using the herbs in various quiches, salads and significantly in our theme dishes. This month we explored Tastes of Israel. A geo-politically complicated and emotionally charged region with fantastic food.
Despite the confusing on again off again Spring weather, we had a fun month at Orbis Caffe.