It’s not that hard, but seldom found. Over the weekend, I found it.
Body Fuel is a great little, very busy cafe in Taupo, and as the 160km cycle challenge was on this weekend (I was taking part) there were 11,00 cyclists and their families in town. Massive event.
We ordered our lunch, and took our seats to wait, expecting to be sat there a while. Paul was reading the paper, and I was simply watching the goings on in the cafe. The staff were friendly and efficient, moving around at controlled speed, clearing tables and serving meals. When there was no one at the till point wanting serving, the team were looking for things to do such as topping the water jugs up with fresh cold water, stacking more glasses up and generally doing something, no one doing nothing in this place. No loitering or slacking. I suspect Steve and Chrissy the owners run a tight but enjoyable ship, paying constant attention to detail. The way it should be.
Our meals arrived which were just delicious, and when we had finished, I said to Paul “I bet these plates are cleared away within 3 minutes”. I looked at my watch to monitor the time, and it was actually around the one minute mark when they were cleared. Very efficient but not rushed, there is a difference.
It reminded me of my time as a branch manager of Laura Ashley in London, I am the same type of manager as Steve and Chrissy are. There is never nothing to do. Good on you I say.
If you are ever in Taupo, Body Fuel is opposite the library on SH1 and well worth a visit and their gluten free range is superb. Well done guys.