Mum and I went to check out the Nike warehouse sale one weekend, which only allows each invited person to bring one guest in. I was that special guest as I have been wanting to see what it’s all about for some time now. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how great the deals are and by the term “warehouse” I assumed it would be an actual warehouse stocked with tons of merchandise. It was honestly probably about the same size as the Nike in DFO which I actually went to the following day and spotted some better deals. The maximum purchase total the Nike warehouse allows is $1000 and everything in store was available at 40% off the RRP. I found this good for items that would generally not go on sale or were newer. However, the DFO store was offering a further 40% off a lot of already reduced sale items.
I went in hoping to find a running jacket of some sort or some sports bras, but ended up buying only one tank top. We’d gone at the end of the online click frenzy week so I was already feeling a little bit guilty about my spending. There were a lot of people with baskets filled to the top and facetiming their friends and family to pick out items. The line to pay was pretty long and positioned in a way that blocked part of the entrance coming in, but the staff were fairly quick to process the sales.
After our morning shopping we had some time to kill and were starting to feel peckish. Conveniently across the road from Nike was a café called The Kitchen at Weylandts. We walked in and were confused at first because we thought we were just walking into a normal industrial-style café. But no! It was actually a huge furniture and homewares store! Mum and I browsed the store after we ate and immediately felt an urge to replace all our furniture and re-do our home. Everything in there is so unique and creative, but very expensive.
Onto the food!
The waitress serving us was friendly and attentive and our coffee/tea and food came out so quickly. I loved the presentation of the drinks and meals as they came out. My coffee came out on a little wooden board and the dahl we ordered was served in an iron dish that helped to keep it warm. What I loved most about the dahl was that they included fresh chilli and the combination of spices used was amazing. I love ordering dahl whenever I get a chance to but too many places make it too bland or too mild. This place though…definitely hit the spot.
The big windows provided good lighting and the décor really gave off a contemporary loft-style theme. You would expect nothing less from a café within a furniture and homeware store.