Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Higher Ground Café
On previous visits to Higher Ground Art Café there had been not much available for lunch but this time the waiters were ready and willing to provide baguettes and crepes together with a variety of beverages. Higher Ground can be found at 9 Light Square and its central function as Gallery means that it is always a key venue for Fringe and SALA festivals. For the SALA 2011 festival it is exhibiting a range of artists who call themselves the "Super Friends". I liked the white ceramic gloves by Ebony Heidenreich distributed randomly around the corner of the room. I also enjoyed the colourful skateboards by an artist I cannot recall and the realistic watercolour portraits by Piyarat Mukura.
The hot chocolate was available in a cup for $3.20 and a mug for $3.80. The mug was topped with a white froth and a liberal sprinkling of chocolate powder. The milk chocolate flavour was not particularly rich but was still comforting on a cold day.