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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Martha’s Pantry

While in Minerva looking at the quilt exhibition, I asked if anyone knew where Martha’s Pantry was. It was up in Cuba Street somewhere, but I couldn’t find it. After detailed instructions (I really need them, seem to be lacking in navigation skills) I went on my way to find this delightful little shop which I had heard so much about. No wonder I never spotted it last time I was in the area, it was around a corner and behind a closed door!

DSCF4045 Through the door to Martha’s Pantry

What a delight when I opened the door. Wonderful smells, beautiful tables, and lovely displays, just the place to stop for a snack. The shop was light and airy and the staff were very welcoming. It is a family business, I was told, with two daughters and their Mum helping out.

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What to chose? Perhaps one of those lovely lemon cupcakes and a nice latte, that will do me. There were newspaper and magazines available if patrons wanted something to flick through while waiting for their order to be delivered. The tables were laid with embroidered linen clothes, protected with a glass top, and the goodies were served on fine china. A vase of spring flowers graced each table.

DSCF4043My table

Martha’s Pantry specialise in serving High Teas and the staff told me that the weekends are particularly busy with bookings for this service. How nice that would be, to enjoy High Tea in these lovely surroundings. This seems my kind of place! I’ll know where I’ll be lunching on my next trip to the big city. You can find them at 276 Cuba Street, Wellington.

DSCF4041 Display of gift ware

2 comments:

Maria said...

Looks like a great place. I have always wanted to go to High Tea. One day!!

Linda said...

Oooo. What a charming shop! On my "next trip" to Wellington, I'll be sure to stop there. In the meantime, please visit again and keep us posted. Your desserts look delicious.