Monday, November 23, 2009


It has been 5 weeks since we first opened our doors to the public. October 16th was our soft opening. We called it soft opening for the reason that things have not been finalized yet or there might be some changes along the way. So far, we've been able to keep improving ourselves as well as our products as days go by. We can't wait to finally have a grand opening one day - as soon as the little one pops out and everything is set. Until then, we will just take things normally so as not to keep our hands too full at this time.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Soft Opening

Hurray!! We are finally over the inspection era. Now is the time to move forward and prepare for our soft opening. We will finally be opening our doors to the public on the friday, the 16th. The upcoming days before that, we will be busy as a bee getting our act together and start production of yummy treats.

See you there!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Inspection era

It feels so great to pass the inspections! We passed the electrical, plumbing and fire inspections last week. We're just awaiting for our final inspection which will be the building and health department tomorrow, Monday the 5th.

Hope all goes well. Then we can start making our treats for everyone out there!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Counting Down the Days

We're totally almost there. Though we don't want to disclose when our grand opening day is for the reason that there might still be some surprises along the way, we're super close to the big day! We just keep on working everyday to accomplish little things such as ordering stuff, major organizing and cleaning.

Everything looks good so far and we're scheduling our final round of inspections this week. Fingers crossed that everything will go smooth sailing.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Highs and Lows

As first time business owners, opening up a new venture is indeed very tough. There are always surprises here and there..costs that we didn't expect in the beginning. I guess that's all part of it. Part of the twists and turns that one encounters as part of a business. Despite all these things, not to mention the hardships dealing with our contractors, we are still very grateful for the good samaritans that helped us along the way. One of the biggest surprises that we encountered so far was that the ice cream display cabinet we purchased long time ago (once delivered) wouldn't fit into our entrance door. It was sent back to UPS Freight in San Leandro. After dealing with the not very helpful sales guy, we managed to think of a solution ourselves. We decided to have it redelivered to our door again 2 days ago. We tried to disassemble it ourselves (with the help of another great friend)..only finding out that it still wouldn't fit through the door. Thankfully, the driver of the UPS Freight decided to help us with his truck and after grueling 2hrs on the side of the street, the gigantic 900lbs machine made its way inside! Alleluia!!! If not for the UPS guy, we couldn't have made it. We are quite lucky for having someone that helpful. No, it doesn't happen in everyday life. That was one of the days that we met an "angel". And yeah, we promised him unlimited ice cream once we open.

Another thing we have to be thankful of are the great sales and service people we had to deal with along the way. They made our lives easier by being very efficient and effective in their respective fields. In other words, dealing with them was smooth and not a wasted time at all. From furniture, paint, lighting, health department, dealer of supplies and equipments, each of those individuals deserve awards for their expertise. May there be a lot more of those kind of people in this world we live in!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


We are ecstatic! Yesterday, by surprise, our window signage was installed. Yeah!! Why a surprise? We didn't expect that our meeting with the signage company was actually the installation process already. Not really what I expected from the signage company, but oh well, its there now. And that's what matters!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Temp Homepage

Our temporary website is finally up today! We will be updating it for the completion of the entire site - SOON. We're so excited at this point. Please check it out.

Update for the cafe: tiles and lighting has been put up today.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Almost to the Finish Line

It was such a relief after dropping by our site one day and seeing that we have ceiling and paint already. Next comes the lighting and floor tiles. We are certainly rushing the contractor to finish this project so we can open soon. With all major equipments ordered and some awaiting for shipment, we are filled with mixed emotions each day. We are feeling it coming so soon! See you to the finish line...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stand by..

It has been several weeks already since our construction process started. We are still trying to wait patiently for the completion to be finally done. At the same time, we are eagerly anticipating for the opening of our brainchild - our very first venture in the food industry. Fingers crossed (especially with the health department inspection), we will be opening our doors in the next few weeks.