At the end of this extended journey, I knew that I wanted to do something with modern vegetarian cuisine at home. Since coffee has always been a passion of mine, it was obvious to combine both into one concept.
You haven’t been around long, yet the principle of the vegetarian coffee bar seems to work. What is characteristic for Indigo Elephant?
We want to offer our visitors a cosy place where they can take a little break. Strengthen their bodies with refreshing drinks, as well as tasty food, and simply relax. We have high demands on the quality of the products we use and hence process them carefully. One of our principles is that we don’t serve anything to our guests that we wouldn’t serve to our grandmothers. And yes, we love our grandmothers.
Are the majority of your guests vegetarians?
Absoluetly not. In the morning, we are usually visited by people who like racy coffee. And, perhaps also want to treat themselves to one of our delicious original spelt butter croissants with Glarus mountain butter. During lunchtime, our guests mainly come from the surrounding offices and shops. We are also allowed to welcome many tourists and expats. In summary, I would say that most of our customers are people who appreciate fresh and tasty cuisine, like Italian coffee. And, like to try something new.
What are your plans for the future with Indigo Elephant?
As of now, our coffee bar is still in its first business year and we are busy gathering experience. The aim is to find out what goes down well with our guests and where we can improve our offer. Furthermore, I’d like to open our kitchen a few evenings a week to offer vegetarian and vegan tapas, accompanied by some great wines.