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We've been getting asked that a lot lately, and we love that you all want to support us so much that you're asking! So we thought, let's put together a little blog post just explaining how you can do that!


Well if you didn't know, WE'RE OPEN AGAIN! For takeaway and click & collect. We're very happy to be back in the cafe and we have a lovely new menu of snacks you can check out here.

This means you can come down in person to support us (if you want to) and make a purchase from the cafe! We have a great selection of locally sourced retail items, such as our Meeple Perk branded dice trays and bags, cotton masks, and RPG books and stickers! Plus, as an added bonus Asmodee are currently running the Love Your Game Store competition which we are participating in! When you visit us you just need to scan the instore QR code to enter and if you're lucky you could win £1000, £50 store credit or a bundle of games from us! You can enter once per day, so the more you visit, the better your chance of winning is!


Now, we do understand not everyone wants to come to the City Centre right now, and that's completely fine because you can support us in several ways from home!


You could order a game for delivery, we're happy to deliver games to your door either via Royal Mail or "DeliverDrew" (prices for delivery vary so please get in touch so we can organise that with you!)


You could support us via our Ko-fi page, every donation helps and you'll get full access to our Meeple Perk Discord Server. We would not be here now if it wasn't for our wonderful community helping us through this past year, thank you!


Something that costs nothing and helps a lot more than you might realise. You could take a little time to share our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram posts with your friends and family. Any interaction helps more people see our content, and the more eyes on us the better. Even better than sharing our posts, create your own posts talking about us, studies show that 92% of people respond better to personal recommendations... Had a great coffee? Had a good talk with us about games? Eaten a delicious sandwich? Make a post to tell your friends and tag us!


Finally, if you have been in and enjoyed our wonderful service, please leave a review of your experience on any service that you use to do so! Google is a great one for us, but anywhere where reviews can be made is good.


It's been a rough year, no one will deny that, but we're glad we had you, our community, to get us through it!

See you all soon!


Rhi & Drew

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Update Time!


So we've been mulling it over and considering our options. We're still waiting on some detailed guidance, but we are VERY happy to announce that in April, once nonessential retail has reopened we will return and reopen Meeple Perk for Takeaway Only.


We will then plan to open for seating once it is safe to do so, which by current guidance would be Mid May at the earliest. We're very excited to bring back gaming to the café, and cannot believe it's been 4-5 months since we had our lovely customers sit down and enjoy the board games collection! Gaming will return to the café under the same policies as previous, and all games sanitised after a 72 hour quarantine but more on that again later.


Thank you so much for your continued support, and for our wonderful Discord Community who have kept us sane these past 11 months. Without you we most likely wouldn't be here today.


If you do want to support us please follow the Ko-fi link below:


www.ko-fi.com/meepleperk


Be safe and wash your hands!

Rhi & Drew!

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This sounds like I'm going to talk about games again today doesn't it?

Well you'll be shocked to hear I some times talk about coffee and drinks! Or maybe you won't.


So today's blog is talk about recreating some of your favourite drinks at home, to enjoy with a nice board game or watching a movie. I'll be writing a short recipe and recommending some different ways you could make the drinks if you don't have a coffee machine at home!


London Fog


A delicious sweet hot milk tea drink, made with Earl Grey tea.


Ingredients:

1 Earl Grey Teabag (We use Puro Fairtrade Earl Grey)

Milk (Any, even non-dairy!)

30ml Vanilla Syrup (Alter this to your desired taste, if you like it less sweet or your cup is smaller use less)

Recipe:

Boil the kettle and steep your Earl Grey teabag for 1-2 minutes (depending on the strength of the Earl Grey taste you prefer) in about 60ml water.

Heat milk, preferrably in a pan on the hob, to between 65C and 70C or if you're lucky enough to have a coffee machine follow these steps instead:

Fill your jug with about 2/3 the amount of milk required to fill your cup. Then airated the milk for 3 - 4 seconds and heat to between 65C and 70C.

Or use a microwave and heat in 15 second intervals, stirring each interval till the milk is heated. This method will avoid scolding your milk. I would also recommend allowing your milk to reach near room temperature before heating (if you can).

Add Vanilla syrup and top with milk, then enjoy!



Copenhagen Fog


A delicious drink created by one of our wonderful community members, this drink is the same as the delicious London Fog but made with Breakfast Tea and topped with Cinnamon.


Ingredients:

1 Breakfast Tea Teabag (We use Puro Fairtrade Breakfast Tea)

Milk (Any, even non-dairy!)

30ml Vanilla Syrup (Alter this to your desired taste, if you like it less sweet or your cup is smaller use less)

Cinnamon powder, to top

Recipe:

Boil the kettle and steep your Breakfast Tea teabag for 1-2 minutes (depending on the strength of the Breakfast Tea taste you prefer) in about 60ml water.

Heat milk, preferrably in a pan on the hob, to between 65C and 70C or if you're lucky enough to have a coffee machine follow these steps instead:

Fill your jug with about 2/3 the amount of milk required to fill your cup. Then airated the milk for 3 - 4 seconds and heat to between 65C and 70C.

Or use a microwave and heat in 15 second intervals, stirring each interval till the milk is heated. This method will avoid scolding your milk. I would also recommend allowing your milk to reach near room temperature before heating (if you can).

Add Vanilla syrup, pour in your hot steamy milk and top with Cinnamon powder.



Chai Latte


A delicious sweet and spicy hot milk drink which can be made a variety of ways but here's what we recommend!


Ingredients:

1 Chai Teabag (We use 30 ml Chai Syrup at the cafe but that can be hard to find)

Milk (Any, even non-dairy!)

30ml Vanilla Syrup (Alter this to your desired taste, if you like it less sweet or your cup is smaller use less)

Cinnamon powder, to top

Recipe:

Boil the kettle and steep your Breakfast Tea teabag for 3-5 minutes (depending on the strength of the Chai Tea taste you prefer, we recommend at least 3 minutes) in about 60ml water.

Heat milk, preferrably in a pan on the hob, to between 65C and 70C or if you're lucky enough to have a coffee machine follow these steps instead:

Fill your jug with about 2/3 the amount of milk required to fill your cup. Then airated the milk for 3 - 4 seconds and heat to between 65C and 70C.

Or use a microwave and heat in 15 second intervals, stirring each interval till the milk is heated. This method will avoid scolding your milk. I would also recommend allowing your milk to reach near room temperature before heating (if you can).

Add Vanilla syrup, pour in your hot steamy milk and top with Cinnamon powder.



NOW! If you want to "dirty" or "smog" up some of these delicious drinks all you need do is add espresso, 1 shot/25ml in a smaller cup and 2 shots/50ml in a large mug.

And there you have it, a wonderful piece of Meeple Perk at home!


The sales bit...

If you're wanting to treat someone this Christmas to a small stocking filler of our products so they could make these drinks at home just get in touch!

We are offering the follow small bundles:


London Fog & Copenhagen Fog: 1 Vanilla Syrup Bottle & Pack of Puro Fairtrade Tea plus Recipe card £7.00


We're also looking into selling our Puro Fuerte Fairtrade Coffee ground for you to enjoy at home, so stay tuned!


Much Love

Rhi

Resident Coffee Addict of Meeple Perk

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