Busy Doing Nothing

Halo Café owns this stuff

Busy Doing Nothing

If you want something done ask a busy man.

This is the first of what may turn into a daily post on this website. This due to the downgrading of business posts on Facebook. You may be missing out on our daily blackboard signs in future.

I have also had a request to start a blog on another website. And update two other social media accounts. And start posting more stuff on Instagram . . .

Lots of Blogging

You might think that a café owner is not your standard issue blogger. Know nothing about make up. Know nothing about fashion. Know a bit about travel.

So we will have to suck it and see. If you like what you read, tell your friends. If you don’t . . . Well you can stick to Bookface.

Mark Zuckerberg

Hopefully you will take a look at our website for your daily dose of blackboard instead of looking at that one owned by Mark Zuckerberg.

Busy

So, you might remember the song. But do you remember the movie?

A few clues – Bing (or Google) and a King . . .

Busy Celbridge Cafe
Busy doing nothing working the whole day through trying to find lots of things not to do . . . We’d like to be unhappy but, we never do have the time. 

Unre-“lent”-ing month of giving up

Re-“lent”-less Pressure

You do remember the season of Lent don’t you? It started a few weeks ago! Ash Wednesday, remember?

You have probably forgotten all about it now. It’s probably gone the way of your New Year’s Resolutions.

If you look at our café display in the morning it is loaded with scones and pies and chocolate treats and homemade brown bread.

By the afternoon our customers have stripped it bare. Either by sitting down in the café with a coffee and a plate of goodies or filling red takeaway bags.

Temptation

We would like to apologise for putting temptation in front of you on a daily basis . . . But it’s our job!

So, if you are still staying off stuff for Lent, congratulations, well done, good job. Keep at it.

We won’t increase the pressure by posting pictures of warm apple and rhubarb pies gently steaming with a side of freshly whipped cream.

We will just write a few more sentences detailing the sinful delicacies available in Halo Café. Like the ROCKY ROADS, RICE KRISPIE MARS SQUARES AND CARAMEL SQUARES. Sorry for shouting and all . . .

I should also mention that we have now added pancakes to our menu. They are available with maple syrup. With crispy smokey bacon. With fruit compote and for the child in all of us . . . Nutella!

Pancakes were such a hit on Pancake Tuesday is seems a shame to keep them for just one day of the year.

You have been telling us for the last seven years to get them on the menu and we have now made space to accommodate your desires.

Delighted that you have managed to read our monthly post and hope that your giving up for Lent is holding firm.

Mind you! Paddy’s Day is on the way which means that most of you who have laid off the booze will be taking a one day break from your giving up!

 

Resolution month is over. Get on with breakfast and February.

New year’s resolution? Did it work?

If you made a resolution this year you should be well over that by now. That is, if you even succeeded in keeping it more than a few days.

Remember the birthday party you had to go to on the second day of January? The leaving party drinks you had after work one day. That Christening where everyone had to raise a glass to the sleeping babe and the glowing parents.

Resolution at Halo Cafe beside Tesco Celbridge
January

So if it really was “Dry January”, congratulations. If you took our advice and walked that extra mile, then even better, well done. You’re looking shocking well.

It is now back to reality. Well sort of. There is the little subject of Valentine’s Day coming up. Spring is in the air and there’s nothing half so sweet in life as love’s young dream.

First Dates Café

Halo Café has quite often been the location of first dates. There are no airs and graces here. You can be sure of a friendly welcome and there are no long words on the menu.

There are plenty of choices on the menu but you won’t find oysters or asparagus. We have plenty of chocolate treats available if you are looking for an aphrodisiac.

How do you like your eggs?

If you can’t decide what to have then the answer is simple. Breakfast is the food of love. Just make sure you tell us how you like your eggs, your toast and your coffee.

Halo Cafe beside Tesco Celbridge
February

If you are planning a romantic get together at Halo Café there is no need to worry about embarrassing silences. We have a scrolling collection of our blackboard signs that will keep you amused and give you some talking points.

And if you are keeping up with the walking there is no better place than a stroll along the Liffey and Castletown House. Get out there and enjoy the walks, the fresh air and the scenery.

Heritage Week in Celbridge

Celbridge Food

Heritage Week in Celbridge for history, activities and good Irish food

Looking forward to Heritage Week in Celbridge.

We have a couple of lectures on our post-graduate program relating to Blackboard Studies.

  1. Calcium Carbonate (chalk) – 90 million years BC to the present day. 3 years of study and a dissertation.
  2. Halo Café Blackboards 2009 to the present day. About 25 minutes over a mug of coffee and a scone.

Choose the course that suits your own time frame. . .

Heritage week and Celbridge Food
Heritage Week including Irish Food week

Here are some other activities to enjoy during Heritage Week 2017. 

JOE.ie and Funny Chalkboard Signs

Funny Chalkboard Signs

Thanks to JOE.ie for featuring our Funny Chalkboard Signs signs in the life section of the online magazine.

FOOD & DRINK

Celbridge Café knows how to tempt ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

by @OisinCollins Email author

There are certainly a few creative types working in Halo Café in Celbridge… (It’s beside the Tesco)
There’s nothing like a good funny blackboard sign to get the punters into your shop and hats off to the guys at Halo Café in Celbridge as they’ve been putting out some pretty good signs as of late.
They’re fairly confident that their scones are some of the best in the country (judging by their Twitter account) so they recently put out this gem…

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Game of Thrones Fans also like our Funny Chalkboard Sign

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And it doesn’t stop there…

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Celbridge Funny Chalkboard Sign prescribes scones and regular updates on twitter

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Monsters Inc Funny Chalkboard Sign

Fair play to artists/baristas in Halo and if you’ve any scones left over make sure to send them our way! You can check out all their other signs over on the Halo Café Twitter page.
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Blackboard – Chalk Board – Game of Thrones – Halo Café – scones- Celbridge – sign – twitter

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