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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The Orient Express - in Richmond!

Don't worry! Monsieur Hercule Poiret has not boarded the Orient Express train to travel from Istanbul to Venice and along the way become involved in murder most foul! You won't find Agatha Christie tucked up in the corner writing another of her who-done-its. 
A tempting array of exotic spices - will Hercule find them laced with strycknine!?!
At The Orient Express right here in Richmond you will find a charming warehouse FULL of wonderful Asian artifacts and a lovely coffee shop as well. There is nothing nicer than sitting in an 'exotic'  environment to enjoy a coffee and a treat. I'm so tired of 'grungy' cafes with rough tables and uncomfortable chairs, stools and boxes to sit on (not for my bottom!) loud music to entertain the staff (sorry about the paying clients who can't hear themselves think!) and certainly not an environment for Agatha to pen her next best selling crime novel.
A quiet oasis in bustling Richmond
The outdoor courtyard is divine on a sunny day (you might be lucky) trickling water, tinkling bells, birds tweeting. Speaking to one of their regular clients recently he rather summed it up for me "I come here every day - it never fails to please". 
An eclectic cafe with an Asian feel (comfortable chairs and no loud music!)
The Orient Express can be visited 7 days a week at 449 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, 9421 3288 right near the corner of Victoria and Church Streets - either walk, tram, ride or drive from the Cottage - it's up to you.
Asian artifacts - where to start?
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