Daily Grind | Issue 23
Everyday Gourmet, or “Err-day,” as M and G affectionately call it, is located on George Street opposite the Knox Church car park. This French-style café uses Supreme beans for their coffee, and is well known for its wall of ingredients and delectable food. It may seem a bit small on first glance, but actually consists of the main ground floor level, an outside area, and an intimate downstairs area.
G once had the fresher flu and bought some meds from Albany Pharmacy. Receiving a complimentary hot chocolate voucher for Everyday Gourmet, she tentatively visited and was recommended the gingerbread flavour. It was handed to her with such love and was so delicious that tears welled in her eyes. This was the start of a deep bond between G and Err-day – a bond that was weakened somewhat when the gingerbread flavour was removed from the menu. G has since learnt, however, that this was due to the manufacturers halting production of the flavour, so no hard feelings, Err-day.
As well as its many heavenly hot chocolate flavours, Everyday Gourmet is well known as an on-seller of the Friday Bakery’s famous almond croissants, making these tasty morsels available to the people of Dunedin that are too lazy or too busy to make it up to Roslyn at 6am.
Err-day is on the rise again after a shaky period earlier this year, during which M and G felt the service was not as smooth as usual (and G was mourning the loss of her gingerbread mochas). After having some breathing space, however, Err-day seems to be back to its former glory. A quick tip for the newbies out there: you can get each of the hot chocolate flavours in mocha form, so you can have a delicious caramel hot chocolate with a caffeine kick.
M and G are strong advocates of Everyday Gourmet, and suggest that those of you who haven’t been there in a while – or haven’t checked it out yet – pay it a visit. Go on a Friday and devour an almond croissant as the staff drowns you in coffee and TLC.