Lingering Look at Windows : Happy cafe

Tasmania is a treasure trove of heritage houses, churches, gaols, bridges, even complete streets. Many of these old buildings are now reinvented into craft shops, boutiques, accommodation, restaurants and cafes. We enjoyed sampling many of them as we explored but one of the best was in Oatlands, a village that boasted over 90 heritage buildings, including 3 historic churches and a faithfully restored and fully operating windmill.

More of them in another post because today I want to show you the delightful ” pancake and crêpe shop”

Pancake and crepe cafe

Pancake and crêpe shop

The day was overcast, a typical winter day, but when we opened the door and stepped inside the warmth and happy atmosphere immediately greeted us. I think the owner set the friendly welcoming ambience. He was a bit of an Aussie larrikin with his sense of humour and smiling welcome to every one. Complete strangers were chatting together and the Dutch lady and her partner on the table next to us introduced themselves and soon we were swapping jokes and stories.

It was one of those places that if we were locals it would become a favourite place to share with friends.

Every one was happy

Every one was happy

The owner was an Aussie larrikin.

The owner was an Aussie larrikin.

Inside was a warm welcome

Inside was a warm welcome

Beautiful decore and interesting fellow diners

Beautiful décor and interesting fellow diners

With home made scones and jam the Devonshire tea was scrumptious. Jack tucked in with gusto…

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This is a weekly challenge hosted by Dawn of “The day after” to find interesting windows so I will add a gallery of  some other windows I found in Oatlands.

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33 thoughts on “Lingering Look at Windows : Happy cafe

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge : Doors | Memories are made of this

  2. You and Jack find all the best places…..What fun. I did find some pics of Hobart that I need to send you to see if you can identify them…..Will do it soon.

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  3. I just realised it was called The Pan Cake Shop. I thought it was called The Fun Cake Shop. That is why I had scones I would not have acted crazy eating pan cakes. I would have kept my dead-pan look.

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  4. Joan and Terry Watson

    How lovely is all of that and great photos once again

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  5. Oh my those scones et al make me crave them!

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  6. Another wonderful post, Pauline! Wish I was there with you to see these lovely buildings and people! I must say Jack stole the show with his big wide eyes looking at his scone. I hope he was able to lick the cream off his nose!

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    • Thanks Maddie I would love to have you along, Jack couldn’t quite lick his nose, if he could I would take his photo

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  7. This was just an awesome post! I love how you did the pictures of Jack in a slide show..that made me laugh out loud! This is my kind of place with all that gorgeous architecture and history. I’m forever thankful that you and Jack decided to go!

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    • We really enjoyed our stay but now we are home for a week before heading north. The day after we left it started to snow on Mt Wellington at Hobart and the temperatures plummeted.

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  8. Wonderful photos, thank you, and I’d give an arm and a leg for some of those
    scrumptious scones right now!

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  9. I love Jack’s “wow” photo. 😀

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  10. Fantastic! What a beautiful place (and I just love that picture of Jack with the jam and cream!) LOL 😀

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  11. What a charming place & the scones with jam & cream look heavenly! I want to be there! Thank you for wonderful photos.

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  12. Your posts are always beautiful, informative and full of your spirit!

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    • Thanks Lisa, I am still sketching but time has been a bit short so I only get half finished. I’ve been using the negative space tip to get the positions correct, it is a really good.

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  13. Very yummy post, Pommepal. The Pancake and Cake Shop would definitely wave to me. 🙂

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  14. What a wonderful breakfast I just had with you! 🙂

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  15. Gosh… these pictures look like they could have been taken in the UK. I miss it…

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