They say life works in very mysterious ways…ever heard that? Well, little did I know that one day the massive CUSHTY logo my then boyfriend, now husband, had emblazoned across his H&M bought top when we lived in the UK would one day be the name of the deli I helped design and project manage.
Last year we were lucky enough to work with Mr and Mrs Game Changer on their small food market stall in the Mojo market, in Seapoint, called Raclette. When they asked us to conceptualise and be part of this next project with them, it was hard to say anything but a resounding YES.
After getting a small nibble of the restaurant scene, they decided once again to take a massive leap of faith and open a gorgeous little deli in Greenpoint…a place the neighbours can call home. A place where everyone knows your name, or pretends to anyway. It’s the perfect spot to meet friends, catch up on emails, or just be the nosy neighbour watching the world walk by. Cushty, rather good and pleasing!
This little gem embodies all the passion their owners have for good quality food and ingredients. With a smoothie menu to die for, Eggs Benedict that may just knock your socks clean off, and some deli goods to fill your hipster basket, this is one spot not to miss.
And so, with a strong vision of what they wanted, we began the new year turning a teeny open plan space into a working restaurant kitchen, seating, and deli space. Old copper pipe lighting, vintage ceiling panels, and rustic wooden tables, all help to transform a white shell into a cosy nook where you want to mull over a book or sip on a delicious coffee.
It takes massive guts to not only follow your dream and passion, but make the necessary sacrifices to actually achieve them. These guys have passion (and guts) in abundance, and it was a great privilege to be a part of this project with them.