Breizh Cafe at Ainslie shops promises to bring “Treasures from Brittany” but treasure is rarely easy to come by and at Breizh it’s harder than it should be.
Last week we rolled in around 11.30 to be told the kitchen would not be re-opening until 12.
By the time we’d looked at a menu, ordered orange juice and coffee, had a browse of a newspaper this really doesn’t have to be a deal breaker.
But these options were pointedly not conveyed so we wandered off to somewhere that did want our money.
A few places seem to be doing this malarkey lately and it’s simply terribly customer service. I understand running separate sessions, but if the door’s open then for gods sake extend some hospitality, it is your business.
We came back this Sunday just gone to take another swing at it.
Walking through the door I noted the sign advising us to read the menu at the table but to order at the bar.
Walking past the waitress we asked where would be a good place to sit and were waved ambiguously in the direction of some empty tables.
Tables also empty of menus.
For five minutes we sat ignored and unwanted. No water, no greeting, and no menus.
There were two staff standing behind the bar scratching themselves.
There were two staff moving around the floor studiously avoiding eye contact.
Again we left.
Again we found a business that did want to take our money.
Thankfully Pulp is reopening after their summer hiatus this week.