uPflash: new cafe style at the Black Sheep Whakamarama starts Monday morning


By popular request the Black Sheep at Whakamarama will adding cafe style food to it’s wider bar, restaurant and grill features and opening early, really early!

The Black Sheep on the corner of SH2 and Plummer’s Point Road, Whakamarama is home to the Affordable Art & Artisan monthly fairs showing casing local, original art, art craft and artisan products.   It also provides a venue for the recently started alchemy, spoken word poetry group.   With its great food and strong community focus the Black Sheep is becoming a local hub.  It’s child and dog (outside only) friendly and has heaps of sealed and accessible parking.  

The talented Brooke..

One of the Black Sheep owners, Peta Clavis says they’ve had suggestions from the community that they extend their opening hours to include an early morning cafe feature while maintaining the “till late” bar and grill.  Here’s the new hours:

Mon – 6am to 11am

Tues – 6am to 11am

Wed to Sun – 6am to 9pm

Note: Wednesday to Friday will be Café only until 11am and then Restaurant as usual for Lunch & Dinner

My “at the moment” favourite is Peta’s vegetarian Quiche – eat it in the morning and that’s you done till dinner.  It’s a wonderful combination of eggs, vegetables and cheese….and Dan’s date scones?  They really are traditional date scones none of this sticking dates in something like left over bread dough.  At our last meeting Birgitt ate one of the beautifully coloured vegan cakes.   Peta also produces a Black Sheep house range of chutney and relish: small jars of taste!   Have to stop this, making me hungry!

All that’s left of my vegetarian Quiche!

And don’t forget the next Affordable Art & Artisan Fair will be on the last Sunday of May 2018.  The Fairs are held within the Black Sheep Bar & Grill complex.  If the weather is unkind: we’re indoors!  There is heaps of parking, clean toilets and wonderful food and coffee.  There’s live music. We’ve got a Pamper Hamper to win and that “how many in the jar”!   If you would like to join us as an exhibitor/retailer of your original creativity or your artisan produce and products you can contact us at aaafair17@gmail.com

We are sign posted along SH2 with signage to the turnoff of SH2 and Plummer’s Point Road. 

Looking into the Atrium: original printed clothing

in-salt: one of the diverse creative and artisan products you can find at the Fair

Another new exhibitor: handmade soaps

Birgitt Shannon artist

The Harvest produce prize for the April Fair: May will be a Pamper Package!


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