A Meeting Place

A meeting place

This is another blog post in a many part series about my dream cafe. I am working every week on making this dream a reality here in my community and I know that this is going to be an amazing place. That is why I want to share all of the details with you! Please let me know the thoughts you have on this.

Today's post is about the type of meeting place I want the cafe to be. Also, I will share the features of the cafe. Community is the core of my cafe so I plan to host lots of events there and also have space where others can host events of their own. 

 Here are my thoughts on that: 


  • There will be a meeting room with a TV/projection area for anyone to reserve ahead of time. It will be free of charge but most be reserved. People in the meeting space may order coffee, pastries or food to be brought to the meeting room. 
  • There will be a monthly "meet your neighbor" event held at the cafe where some of the coffee/treats will be provided by us. This will foster communication in the community. 
  • Events: In the main house there will be a special sit-down tea event each month. Customers can buy tickets to this event. 

I'd love to hear more ideas on events at the cafe. I also envision gardening classes & other classes that could be held in the meeting room for all to enjoy. 

 Features of the café- types of food served, the bakery, coffee bar, hours, meetings & events.

Full Kitchen:

The kitchen will serve breakfast and lunch. Healthy comfort food and local ingredients. I will serve many of the same popular menu items that I serve now to clients: tamales, pot pies, beef stew, enchiladas & more! There will be paleo, vegetarian and vegan options. The kitchen will be gluten free.


The bakery will be open until 7pm for special order pick-ups, coffee & pastries in the early evening. Some of the items the bakery will serve:

·         Paleo granola

·         Scones

·         Pastries

·         Cookies

·         Bread

·         Cakes

·         Pies

·         Fudge

·         Special orders


Coffee Bar:

The coffee bar will have espresso drinks and specialty teas by the cup or pot. It will be open early so people can enjoy pastries/breakfast with their drinks.


The café will be open from 6am to 3pm to serve breakfast and lunch. The coffee bar will be open along with the bakery until 7pm.


There will be a meeting room with a TV for anyone to reserve ahead of time. There will be a monthly “meet your neighbor” event sponsored by the café. In the main house there will be a special sit down tea event each month. This is community seating at one large table. Reservation only and monthly themes.

Thank you so much! 

With lots of care,


Trista Ainsworth

I am a professional organizer and decluttering expert. I help clients create more peace, joy and freedom in the spaces in their homes and businesses.