Your name: Ian
Name of your shop or service: Michels Patisserie Allenstown
Tell us a bit about your shop or service: We strive to be a coffee shop destination for people to sit and enjoy an award winning coffee and a slice of something delicious!
What’s in season or really popular right now with shoppers? We have delectable macaroons, new lemon meringue pies and fruit fans will be back.
… and what’s your favourite thing instore at the moment? If you love to indulge in chocolate, The Sasher Slice.
How long have you been working here? 5 years.
Are you a big or small crew - how many of you working there? We have a crew of 10 beautiful people who work hard to make sure all the customers leave with a smile.
What’s do you reckon is best part of your job? Meeting new people and enjoying conversation with them.
What are your interests in life? Any hobbies, interests or mad obsessions? Cooking and cake decorating! I also love to fish and go camping and 4WDriving.
So, do you think your shop or service helps make customers’ lives easier? If so, tell us how: I think that it does; on our cup it says ‘happiness in a cup’ with something extra!
Do you have local customers you know by name, or like to have a chat with?Certainly do, usually have their coffee made before they order!
What is the funniest or most unusual request you’ve ever had from a customer? Most unusual would be an order for carrot cake and asked to take the frosting off.
What do you think makes Allenstown Square a great community and/or good place to shop? It is a close knit family centre!
Name two things you like most about working at the centre? Everyone has their own way of making peoples day for them.
Do you have a fave time of year in the centre and if so why? Christmas definitely is the best!
Summer’s on the way… what are you looking forward to doing/eating/buying? I love water sports, camping and fishing!