When this coffee shop first opened, I was ELATED!!
I wouldn't have to get the car or bike out to go get a fresh americano.
Well, after many, many months of getting coffee there almost daily, I had an unfortunate experience and haven't been back.
The staff there, although bored out of their mind, have always been pretty friendly, until one day there was this older lady working there every morning.
At first, I kind of got the feeling that she was the owner, or maybe part-owner as the regular staff seemed to have been cut back.
Now, I have tried the food they serve here a few times and I can say that the sandwiches are ok, but the muffins are dry and bland.
So one day, my partner bought a coconut bun from the bakery next to this shop and he had it in a paper bag. We went in to Koffee Kona and bought our americanos and sat at the window staring out onto exciting (not) Victoria Drive.
(keep in mind that the tables at the window seats had not been cleared of the dirty cups and dishes, which wasn't great, but oh well.) He started to eat the coconut bun while we enjoyed our coffees and all of the sudden this arm appeared over my shoulder. It was the older, grump lady who stated:
" I'll let it go this time, but next time eat that outside"
Needless to say, we felt uncomfortable. We got up, leaving our coffee's on the counter, while I stated that she should really recognize regular customers when they come in and that we wouldn't be coming back. I went on to say that we just lived across the street and it was a shame that she made a big deal about it.
She started over-talking me and yelling that she "appreciated' our business... blah blah.... I wouldn't' let her finish.
We haven't been back, and I notice now that they have reduced their operating hours and are not open on Sundays and Stat holidays.
I guess it sucks to be her.
I would like to add that,
1- she doesn't sell coconut buns
2- the bakery next door doesn't have seating
3- we were paying, regular customers
4- her muffins are horrible
Just in case anyone wants to add that my partner was rude to eat this bun while drinking her coffee.
I don't think Koffee Kona will be around for much longer.
Sometimes when I walk by in the morning, I'll buy a McDonald's coffee just so I can go "CHEERS" in the window as she watches my $$ go by.