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Seasonal Garden Café Norwood is undergoing a transformation. Beginning a new chapter, as such.
The café made its way to The Parade in 2017, opened by Silvia Hart as a branch of the original Hahndorf location.
In April of this year, it was purchased by Chris Yap, and the decision has since been made to completely scratch the ‘Seasonal’ name.
Chapter Two, as it will soon be known, wants its own identity.
Yap was previously a partner in popular Bank Street haunt, Sit Lo. When I ask if he is still involved with Sit Lo, I am told that this is a new chapter for Yap as well.
The transition from Seasonal to Chapter Two is a delicate process. It is important for Yap and the team to retain Seasonal’s loyal customer base, whilst introducing what is, essentially, a brand-new café.
Given Seasonal’s reputation as a vegan and gluten-free foodie destination, guests can be assured that dishes in this vein will still feature prominently on Chapter Two’s menu.
Chapter Two will also continue to stock the same coffee as Seasonal, and utilise the same cake stockist.
The café is currently still operating under the guise of Seasonal but has undergone an interior transformation. Slowly and steadily, updated signage is coming into play, and the new menu is set to launch mid-September.
Guests can expect a contemporary, Asian-inspired menu alongside the usual brunch suspects, featuring dishes such as an avocado smash (of course), a vegan burrito bowl, and a karaage chicken bowl.
Chapter Two is celebrating its Grand Opening this Saturday, 21 September, with free coffee on offer from 8am – 1pm to mark the occasion.
There always comes time to start a new chapter, and second chapters are exciting.
You can find Chapter Two at 220 The Parade, Norwood.