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Cafe Status: OPEN!
We are OPEN again!! Please come join us for a cup of coffee and lovely ladies. wink

      A quaint little cafe sits on the corner of two streets in Barton Town. Its a simple enough building, the outside matching most of the surrounding boutiques and shop designs in the area. The most notable difference is its choice in signage. While the vast majority of the shops had upgraded to lit up lights or neons, this shop had a rather shabby looking wooden sign.

      It is a rather plain sign, yet appealing with simple curves as it hangs over the door. It is made of wood that has been stained a rich mahogany color with a boarder of a deep russet color that is tinted in gold. The sign looks a bit weathered; perhaps it had been put away for a while before it finally got to see the light of day. But in all its simplicity, it stands out more than the neon because it doesn't stand out at all. Upon close inspection, the sign is written with cursive writing 'Feather Quill Cafe'.

      There is outside seating available, wrought iron chairs with cushions and matching tables, with an umbrella of a dark red color. The entire cafe theme is darker colors, but they flow flawlessly. The door to the cafe is the same dark wood of the sign with a brushed brass antique looking handle, though it was new. The glass on the door was stained slightly, giving it a blur against the metal fillings holding each piece in place. In the center, offset and higher up from the bottom, was a star that was clear as day. Behind it, the open/closed sign could be seen. There is a bell on the inside of the door that matches the handle.

      Inside, the building smells of sweet bread and fresh coffee beans with the occasional scent of something sweeter. It is decorated to match the outside. Dark purple velvet curtains frame the two bay windows with gold roping holding them back. Each bay window was accompanied with a booth and matching throw pillows in the window. It looked comfortable enough to sleep in. The center had several tables that sat high up from the ground with matching backed stools and dark red cushions. They were sturdy enough looking chairs.

      Upon the walls were delicate tea-cup shaped lights, which was rather fitting for a cafe. In between those lights were frame photographs of employees as well as the newspaper clippings from the grand opening. Smiling faces of previous customers could be seen as well.

      The very center of the room was lit up by a cascading chandelier made of crystals. It looks like a waterfall of light shimmering and reflected rainbows across the walls. It was a rather nice touch to finish off the decorations.

      The front counter is simple enough. A pastry display shows the current batch of sales, as well as the special of the day which is written on a chalkboard above. There is an older looking register as well, however you notice a card reader for purchase made via Bank of Gambino which must signify the register was newer than it appeared. Behind the counter were a plethora of appliances. The obvious used for the coffee drinks, as well a soda fountain and fresh fruit smoothie makers. An eat in counter, one can see, was recently added in front of an area that looked like a sandwich station. There was a frame, an eight by ten, that held the menu as well as many thin paper ones to take home or use at the cafe. There is also a set of double swinging doors at the back, which showed where the kitchen was as there was an 'Employees Only' sign.

      And without further ado, the Feather Quill Cafe.


      Rough WIP sketch of the cafe
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      Decorations:
      Table and Chairs
      Our Chandelier
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      Tea Cup Wall Fixtures



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      Owner/Manager: Alarmingly Charming; Sohalia Finley.

      Sohalia is the current owner as well as full time manager of the Feather Quill Cafe. Her duties range from supervising the entire store to ordering supplies. On any given day, she can be found doing many random duties around the cafe' as she runs a lenient shift for her employees.

      Asst. Manager: Kai_Arrein; Vyhnanstvi Dax

      Vyhnanstvi Dax is the current assistant manager. He assists in day to day chores and helps out where else he might be needed. His job is to assist Sohalia, as well as doing stock checks and checking on customers.

      Barista: Now Hiring!

      A barista is a person who serves coffee at a coffee bar. This includes specialty coffees such as lattes and espressos. This person would be in charge of keeping the hot goods flowing, stocked, and cleaned.

      Pastry Chef: MommaFushigi; Margaret Simone

      A pastry chef will be in charge of handling small pastries such as pies, cupcakes, strudels, eclairs, and other yummy treats. The pastry chef's duties will includes preparation, decorating, and clean up as well as reporting to the assistant manager or manager whenever supplies might be low. Part of their job is to also come up the day's special as well as new recipes for customers to test.

      Sandwich Artist: Kai_Arrein; Vyhnanstvi Dax (Temping), Now Hiring!

      A sandwich artist will be in charge of creating custom ordered sandwiches, roll-ups and other hot/cold sandwich delites. The duties includes are making orders to customer's request, cleaning their work space, and reporting to the assistant manager or manager when supplies are low.

      Waiter/ess: mawsibeth; Ariannona, Sisbera; Tynan, Now Hiring!

      A waiter/ess' will be in charge of delivering customer's orders that may take more than a few moments to complete, as well as clearing and cleaning tables when a customer leaves. They will also give refills to customers who are seated. They are to keep napkin dispensers, sugar, etc. stocked and report when supplies are low.



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      [This is all fictional, I do not require real gold. However, I do require that any tenants post often in the thread or risk losing their 'apartment'. Apartments will be listed in available in posts further down.]


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All Ingredients in our menu are certified organic, home-made, or bought local.
Currency here is gold, just like the rest of Gaia. I did not list prices yet but they will be coming soon.


      Drinks: (If you can think of a way to make any of these, add something to them, etc. ask and our Barista will be happy to make it to your liking.)
      Hot Coffee. Caff., De-Caff., Half-Caff. 6 gold.
      Americano: An espresso diluted with hot water 8 gold.
      Blended: Any coffee or espresso drink blended with ice (as opposed to served iced) 8 gold.
      Café au Lait: Drip coffee combined with steamed milk 8 gold.
      Caffè Latte: Espresso and steamed milk, topped with froth 8 gold
      Cappuccino: Espresso and steamed milk, topped with froth 8 gold
      Doppio: A double espresso 10 gold.
      Espresso: Prepared by using pressure to force water through specially roasted, finely ground beans. Espresso is typically prepared in 1 ½ ounce shots. It is taken straight (typically served in a demitasse cup), and it serves as the base for many specialty coffee drinks 8 gold.
      Iced: Any coffee or espresso drink served over ice 8 gold.
      Macchiato: Usually prepared as a serving of espresso marked with frothed milk 8 gold
      Mocha: Espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate, topped with whipped cream 10 gold
      Redeye: Drip coffee with a shot of espresso 8 gold
      Turkish Coffee: A very distinctive method for preparing and serving coffee (it is served with the grounds) 8 gold
      Teas, hot or iced. Ask if we have the flavor you'd like to have! Served with lemon slice or without, sliced fresh every day. 6 gold.

      Any add-ons like caramel or chocolate are an extra 2 gold per add.

      Sandwiches: Name it and we can probably make it! Prices vary on complexity, ask for a price.

      Pastries and Sweets

      Cookies 3 gold a piece.

      Chocolate Chip
      Rainbow Chip
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      Miniatures 7 gold per mini.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSpecialties: 15 gold pieces

      Chocolate EclairsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDouble Chocolate Mousse
      Cream PuffsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxClassic Cheesecake
      Lemon Rosette[xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxStrawberry Cheesecake
      Mocha RosettexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTurtle Cheesecake
      Peanut Butter KissxxxxxxxxxxxxxxApple Cheesecake
      Cherry TartxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxPumpkin Cheesecake
      Hazelnut BarxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxStrawberry Mousse Torte
      Caramel BarsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxLemon Mousse Torte
      Mini CheesecakexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxPina Colada Torte
      Assorted Topped BrowniesxxxxxxxxApricot Bavarian Torte
      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMocha Torte
      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGerman Chocolate Torte
      Cuppies* 4 gold per cuppie.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxChocolate Chambord Torte
      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxChocolate Chip Torte
      VanillaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxApple Spice Torte
      ChocolatexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMacarons
      Red VelvetxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxOreo Cheesecake
      Carrot Cake
      Pumpkin Spice

      Fillings 2 gold pieces added on for special fillers or different icing.

      Chocolate Mousse
      Butter cream
      Raspberries
      Strawberries
      Cherries

      *Cuppies, or cupcakes, are topped with a cream cheese icing and can also include a cream cheese icing filling instead of plain or with the above stated fillings.




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              With the new 'Help Wanted' sign posted in the window, Sohalia was please with the way the building had come together in the last few days. Decorations were put in place, the display case was filled with sweets (although she would really have to hire someone soon to help with that). Beverages were stocked and she was ready to unlock the front door. With small hands, she pushed back a curtain at one of the front picture windows to peer outside. Nobody was particularly waiting for it to open, but that was alright.

              "And...we're open!" she said, mostly to herself as she flipped the sign from 'Closed' to 'Open' and flipped the lock. The metal click was reassuring that everything was complete in the building and store before she walked back to sit on the bar stool behind the front counter.

              "Now, to wait."



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              After what seemed like hours, but was really only about twenty minutes or so, Sohalia stood from her seat behind the counter and decided to make herself a latte. She stood behind the espresso machine, carefully measuring the milk while the espresso shot into another metal cup. She placed the milk under a steaming wand and waited patiently, all while listening for the door to open at the front of the store.

              After a few moments of preparation, Sohalia poured the steaming liquid into a ceramic mug, drizzled it with caramel, and sat back down on the stool. Her deep purple eyes watched over the front of the store as she brought the cup to her lips for a drink.


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*The door opens and a woman of indiscriminate build enters the cafe* Just breathe and relax...This won't kill you... *She pastes a small smile on her face and walks up to the front counter. She notices a young woman enjoying a steaming cup of what she can guess to be some kind of coffee and slows her steps, unsure of how to approach the confident person facing her* Good evening Miss. I..noticed that you have a "help wanted sign" posted in your window. I would like an application please.
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              Sohalia raised an eyebrow as the door opened and a rather nervous young woman stepped in. She smiled over her latte and waited for her to approach. Slowly, she set her cup down on the counter and placed her hands in her lap, legs crossed at the knees.
              "Yes, we are hiring," she said softly, an eyebrow still raised in amusement at the female before her. It seemed the girl had never applied for a job, or had been turned down numerous times in the past and had lost all confidence in herself.
              "Would you like something to eat or drink as well?" Sohalia slipped her hand to a small shelf under the counter and produced a four by five index card that had a few questions on it written on it and a feather quill with ink from her pocket. She placed it on the counter before her, toward the girl.


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*Loosing a small sigh the young woman smiles wider and accepts the quill and card*

Um, yes please. A small juice and one of those delicious cupcakes in your display if you don't mind. I've been traveling a long way and I need a job.

*She sits and quickly begins to fill out the card, chewing her lip carefully every few minutes*
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              "Coming right up." Sohalia stood, leaving her steaming cup on the counter to open the display. She glanced over at the girl and pulled out a chocolate cupcake with icing and setting it on a little dish and set aside while she poured a fresh glass blue berry pomegranate juice from a crystal carafe.

              Swiftly, she moved to set the glass and the cupcake down in front of the girl before moving back behind the counter for her own drink.

              "So, you've traveled far, huh? From where?" Sohalia brought her cup back to her lips for a sip as she watched the girl intently write on the little card. A few thoughts went through her head as far as hiring this girl. She was unsure of how she felt about her just yet, perhaps a trial day would be a good idea once business sped up. Sohalia was often a person to give people chances.

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*she glances up from the application and flashes a small smile*

I come from a small town named Bowen. I am not sure if you've heard of it. I'd been living there for about two years, but due to circumstances beyond my control I had to leave. It's about fifty or sixty miles south-west from here.

*gratefully sips the blueberry pomegranate juice and takes a small bite from the cupcake*

Thank you. I love chocolate. How much do I owe you? Anyway, I saw this nice town and decided that I would try to put some roots down here. Do you know of any places renting apartments?

*she hands the filled out card to the nice woman and finishes the cupcake, sipping the juice slowly*
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              With a smile, she listened to the other woman speak, carefully skirting around details she didn't want to share. Sohalia could understand and respect that. With a clink, she again set her glass down as the girl brought her the filled out card and glanced over it quickly. Short, sweet, and to the point.
              "Nice penmanship," she commented, her eyes flicking up to look at the girl from under her bangs. She glanced back down at the card, before slipping it with the rest of the blank applications along with the feather quill and ink.
              "Oh, and no charge. Its on the house. So, Westlyn. Care to tell me a little bit more about yourself?" She wrapped her hands around the warm glass, now half full of frothy goodness and rested against the counter, looking at the girl.


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