We are still in the Cafinate Coffee and Tea House in Rotorua, New Zealand. There’s a great idea in place here, because the premises is shared by two separate businesses so can obviously both benefit from this dual purpose arrangement in having reduced overhead costs.
When you walk in the door you are in the Café section, but immediately to your right is “Simply Holistic” , a holistic gift shop, so you can browse a little whilst you are waiting for your lunch to be served, or in our case waiting for the slow ones to finish their lunch and for the rain to abate just enough to make the walk to the car parked a little distance away just a little less hazardous.
I’ll be honest, I’m not really into rock crystals and the like, so those bits were of less interest to me personally, but the handmade soaps and natural products did grab my attention and I knew that someone we would be seeing later in the trip would love these too so we picked up a few nice things as gifts.
I love it when two businesses join together to make a partnership, it was relaxing to be able to look around quietly and had the added bonus that we hadn’t had to go and find a large shopping centre to go find gifts in.
And… if this place hadn’t been incorporated into our late lunch hunt, I never would have discovered the item in my next post…