So there was this cafe in town...

...and the couple who owned it wanted to sell it. It happens that my girlfriend Rachel has always wanted to have her own cafe. So last Spring we became the third owners of the 10-year-old Twisted Tree Cafe in Asbury Park NJ. 

And that's why I haven't updated the blog for the last 6 months or so. 

Now that the Summer vacation crowds have dissipated, I'm back in the shop at least a few days a week. And what does a guy who's used to building everything in his life do when he has a shop and a cafe? Right: cafe makeover.

 

The first phase of the project is being built from these babies:

Yes, those are 2x4s. No, I'm not framing walls. We just happen to need a lot of banquette on a little budget. Here's one section set up in the shop:

 How we figure people will react.

How we figure people will react.

 How we hope people won't react.

How we hope people won't react.

 How we hope people do react.

How we hope people do react.

Check back- we've got a lot planned for our little cafe! And stop in for lunch or a snack if you are ever in the area and say hi!  :)