Change is good for Café 4
A popular town centre café has created a healthier approach to dining.
Café 4 has always been known for its unique mix of foods, from the salad bar to sandwiches, sushi and more.
The eatery in Windsor Place, Queen Street, has undergone changes to create a healthier and more environmentally friendly approach.
Andreas Detzer, general manager, said: “I am happy all the changes are finally complete and I send my sincere apologies to customers for having to go through the changes.
“We have introduced a wider selection of salads. You can now choose from over 40 ingredients with 14 different dressings. The term we have came up with is ‘you pick, we mix.’”
He said the salad bar was most popular during lunch hours, and this made the team look further into enhancing the overall experience.
“Some customers would ask if I can add certain items to the salad bar, and with consideration we have decided to add items without slowing down the service.”
Another concern he expressed was the price of salads. Before the changes you could get a salad of any size for a set price. Now the café now measures their salads by weight.
“It was a very difficult decision to make, but for us it wasn’t sustainable anymore because we knew we had to make a change. Some people were walking out with salads that was way too big for the price they paid. But we figured out people are actually paying less because it’s by weight.”
As for the sandwiches, all the breads are made in house, using only three ingredients, organic flour, local eggs and water.
The chef also culture their own yeast, which needs to be temperature controlled.
Mr Detzer said: “If you look at the label on a wrap, you will see a list of ingredients but our bread is only three products, organic flour, local eggs and water.”
Café 4 has also introduced a homemade pasta bar.
“All pastas are made in house. We have a pasta machine and the chef makes it in front of you.”
It is the same with the breads, made with three ingredients: organic flour, local eggs and water. The tomato sauce is also made with organic tomatoes.
“Our foods are non-GMO,” Mr Detzer added.
He said feedback has been positive since the changes and nowadays more people are watching their health and the environment.
“The containers that we use to serve our grab-and-go foods have now been changed to environmental friendly ones. They are no longer reusable but decomposable.”
The café will still serve four choices of soups that are made fresh with non-GMO products, no preservatives and local ingredients.
The opening hours are 7am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
For more information visit the website http://www.cafe4.bm.
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