Sunday, September 5, 2010

Atlas Corner, Adelaide Central Market

Saturday morning at the Adelaide Central Market is a busy time. The smells, bustle and little stalls create an upbeat start to the weekend. Merkel and Myrtle visited the Atlas Corner stall for breakfast. They sell continental goods and are not really geared up as a Café. Merkel had one of their gourmet roles (unfortunately stale) while Mytle had the bacon and eggs from Zuma's Caffe.
The special advertising a mug of chocolate with marshmallows for four dollars caught Merkel's eye. It came in a large square ceramic mug advertising Picco coffee in the outside viewer-facing orientation. The hot chocolate was good and rich and came with a bubbly froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. Unfortunately a dispute over marshmallows exacerbated by language difficulties put a dampener on the experience.

The special promised marshmallows so when it was delivered without, Merkel approached the counter and was provided a single marshmallow. The waiter then pursued Merkel to his table and grafted an additional 30 cents claiming Merkel had only been charged $3.70 for the original hot chocolate. The money was provided so that Merkel could return to enjoying his drink even though the special had offered marshmallows plural which never eventuated.

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