Pallet Cafe, Gigiri
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If there's ever a competition for the most innovative concept for a café, then Pallet Café surely deserves the top prize.
There's currently two branches still in operation: Lavington and Gigiri. They had a third branch in Thigiri but that has now been closed permanently.
Here's the kicker: most of their servers are deaf. Those that are completely deaf carry around a notebook where you can introduce yourself in writing, learn your server's name, place your order and even learn some sign language.
Having never been, I was looking forward to trying their cocktails so I ordered a Cosmopolitan as I waited for my sister.
The cocktail did not disappoint and I soon ordered another.
Situated in what used to be a residential property, it's easy to miss the entrance as there's no elaborate sign outside the gate.
When I tell you I was keen to try several of their menu items in one go, I really was. But I finally settled for chicken stir-fry with chips.
The stir-fry was delicious but the chips? Not so much. I'm not a fan of pre-cut frozen chips, so if you're like me and don't want to taste disappointment, ask for home fries when you go.
My sister had the trio of tacos which she described as okay, but not filling enough owing to the size of the tacos.
Our server recommended we try the salted caramel crepe for dessert and we obliged - happily and without a trace of dissent, I might add.
The crepe was delightful and a good portion to share between two people. That is a dessert I would highly recommend.
Pallet Café was a lovely experience and I would go again and again - I enjoyed interacting with the servers and would be keen to try other items on their menu. They also have co-working spaces, art and yoga.
Have you experienced a similar interesting concept at a café?
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