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Cafe Copenhagen to close for renovations

Cafe Copenhagen

One of my favourite cafes in Canberra, Cafe Copenhagen in Westfield Woden is the latest victim of Westfield’s “we bought the shopping centre and you have to renovate” syndrome. They will be closed for three weeks after Easter. Apparently Westfield don’t like the column structure and want it removed, they also don’t like the (rather charming in my view) wooden floor…whether this means they just don’t like that it’s starting to creak or they don’t like the look of it is yet to be determined.

I do hope that the renovations don’t tamper with the look of the cafe too much as it has a certain charm to it at the moment, and it would be a pity if it changed very much.

I do hope that Cafe Copenhagen’s friendly, busy staff enjoy the three week break, and I look forward to seeing them, and enjoying their wonderful coffee, custard tarts, apple slices, quiches and more when they reopen. I’m sure it will all taste even better after not having the option of indulging there for three weeks.

Cafe Copenhagen's Alice and Peter
Cafe Copenhagen’s coffee and multitasking whiz, and longest serving employee Alice, with morning and evening assistant Peter.


6 comments March 13th, 2007 at 01:29pm

An important message from the ACT Government

Incompetent Signage

Or perhaps I should have said “An incompetent message from the ACT Government”.

Saturday the 9th of March 2007 doesn’t exist…you can have Friday the 9th or Saturday the 10th.

“Tow away-fines will be reinforced”. It’s good to see that the Chief Minister is inventing a new dialect of English, pity it doesn’t make any sense. I’d also love to know how you reinforce a fine.

Incidentally, the sign is at the Ainslie Avenue end of Kogarah Lane, a lane which is always filled with parked cars. I wonder where, with all the parking restrictions on nearby streets, the government were expecting the cars to be parked during the mysterious no parking period?

I had a chat with Clive Robertson about this sign and he was quite amused, neither of us think anybody could be fined for parking in the no parking zone, as there is no way to know when the no parking period was.


18 comments March 13th, 2007 at 09:50am


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