I received a tipoff last night about the reopening of the Chocolate Fish Cafe, so this morning we decided to check it out for ourselves, by visiting the sister cafe, the Chocolate Frog.
This time, it's real. At least, the t-shirts have been printed already, so it's hard to deny it. The Chocolate Fish cafe is returning, and as I'd blogged at the end of May, it's going to be at the old site of the Shelly Bay Air Force base.
Odd photo, I know. I asked one of the staff, who wanted to stay anonymous, if it was ok to take a photo of the t-shirt for my blog. She did request "but not my face please", so here I was photographing the shirt without the face. Ok, that was a little embarrasing really, especially with my wife standing beside me. Honestly, it's an innocent picture! Look, just read the t-shirt already, would you?
The general gist is that the Choc Fish II will open at Shelly Bay Airforce Base, around October first or thereabouts, and will at first be a reduced version of the original cafe. As the land still hasn't been properly redeveloped yet, there won't be a full kitchen, restricting it to just a barbecue grill. No scooped icecream, but iceblocks on sticks will be available.
The good news is that there will be sit-down space available, although the lunches will probably be served on takeaway plates, since there won't be a lot of cleaning facilities. Probably no toilets in the first bit either. I asked if this will be just for the summer season but the plan is that they will be there to stay, as long as they could get a long term lease (this time!).
I'll post updates as and when they come to hand.
- Jack M.