Sunday, August 26, 2012


Today Stay & Play bought it's first real asset- our espresso machine! We now own a La Cimbali M30 Dosatron! She is red, and experienced, and was making espresso just this morning at her old restaurant. But we are really excited to have her join the Stay & Play team! We even named her. Essie. I am so excited to think of all the happy parents she will warm up, satisfy, and caffeinate in our store. We are currently trying to rig her up in the house so we can really hone our brewing skills.

Here are a few photos.

I think Essie has always wanted to work in a play cafe. Evidence: she came to us with a Curious George sticker on one of her knobs.

So great to see this first piece of the cafe become tangible! Stay tuned! We'll keep you posted as more comes together.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wheels are turning

Even though the interwebs have been quieter about Stay & Play over the past few weeks after our big finish, the wheels have been continuing to turn over here. Not we are getting into the exciting business of choosing a physical location for the cafe, which will help us define a lot more variables and details related to our plans. Once the lease is official, we'll do a big reveal and tell you about why we are excited about the space. But for know, just know that we are!

Also in the works is a new website. It sure is exciting to look at our "SUCCESSFUL!" kickstarter page, but now that we are for real we need something a bit more permanent. Hopefully that should be up and running in a week or so. Once we have it together, you will be able to find details in an organized and central location there, as they develop. It is going to be really really exciting to see this all come together. Stay tuned!