Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Date Idea

So I was pottering about the Farmers Market in the University today and I decided that I was going to treat myself to a brownie. I ambled up to my favourite bakery stall, batted my lashes at the owner and asked, pretty please, if I could have a corner brownie... I love edges... chewy goodness. And of course being the wonderful and customer pleasing baker that he is he obliged my request. His laughter at my request turned into a quick chat about business in general. Mr Baker informed me that he was going to be opening a cafe/bakery in Limerick city soon... In the Milk Market... In June (shameless plug). To which I replied that  as a loyal Facebook fan of his company I already knew about it. So we fell into chatting about different bits of information about his new cafe. He said that he was thinking of possibly doing a late opening night but that he wasn't too sure yet whether it would be a good idea.

To which I replied.... Go For It! 

We all know of my love of coffee here, and also my fondness for cake... so the potential to combine them both...  at night time... WIN

So I started chatting to Mr Baker about having a Cake Date night once a week... as an alternative to a night in the pub, or a trip to the cinema, or having to stare at each other for two hours over dinner. What do you think? Would if fly as an idea? Do you think that you would enjoy a night out... aromatic coffee... twinkling fairylights... ambient music... a piece of cake? Or maybe even having a 'Cake Date' special - two drinks and a taster plate of mini cake slices to share... maybe three flavours, two forks and just one plate? 

Or course this is all still very hypothetical and made up in my head for now but I'm sure that with enough people interested we could persuade Mr Baker to go with it. At the moment there are few venues in Limerick for people to enjoy their evening away from the pub and while a cozy night tucked away in a pub snug is hard to beat sometimes a body just wants an alternative... what do you think? 

Do you like cake?


  1. Flippin great idea Mags! I always enjoyed afternoon coffee dates but a nighttime slot would make an excellent alternative to the pub or dinner and is a niche which has not yet been filled in this country I believe.

    P.s. I think you meant penchant, not perchance ;)

  2. @Killian - you wonderful grammar nazi... I have fixed the offending sentence and replaced the word with something prettier :)

  3. You are so sweet! Would you like to follow each others blog on GFC? XoXo

  4. @Ioana - I'll be sure to check out your blog as soon as I can. What do you think about a Cake Date? Would you go on one with a man/lady friend?