By Gail McKenzie McKinnon
This month I decided to do a review of Café Flagstone as a lot of changes have happened from our last story. I first meet Sarah back in May 2019 with our article in Issue 15. The café was located next door to the information centre at Homestead Drive in Flagstone
Sarah and her cousin purchased the business in early 2018 and took started turning into theirs right away. In December 2019 they relocated to the waterpark on Flagstonian Drive. Here they sold coffee, ice cream, packs of chips and more.
Unfortunately the kiosk wasn’t allowed to cook food on the premises due to health regulations. With the help of her father Mark and mother Shelia, plus her cousin and staff, the kiosk was a nice place to grab a coffee while enjoying the waterpark. The park itself is a great for families to have a day out with a skate park and lots of room to ride bikes or relax on the lovely grounds and of course the waterpark to cool off.
On the 19th of August 2020 the new Flagstone Central shopping centre opened and so did the new Café Flagstone. What a turnaround from working in a container and a small kiosk to a fresh and new café which has been the goal all along.
My husband and I went for breakfast a week after the opening; it was fantastic to see Sarah working away in the open plan kitchen. We looked at the menu and as expected we were not disappointed with the selection of meals and prices. I of course had the eggs benny at only $15.95 while my husband had the big breakfast at only $18.95; we both had trouble finishing the big and filling plate. It is always good to see someone reach the dream that they have set in life. This is what Sarah, with the help of her family, has achieved.
If you happen to be in Flagstone be sure to check out Café Flagstone for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee and cake. Sarah makes most of the cakes herself so you know they will be fresh. Maybe have a family day out and go to the waterpark and visit the kiosk as a lot of the goodies from the café will also be there to enjoy on your day out.