This week marks our 20th anniversary at Ike’s Quarter Cafe. This year has been about reflection for us. We never thought this would be how we would celebrate, but we are very grateful to be celebrating at all! Twenty years ago we moved into the building on the corner or Commercial and York St. with the beautiful cherry tree and embarked on the craziest journey of our life. We were young and ambitious and our son was barely a year old. We look back on the days when we would scoop him up in his pjs and bring him down to the cafe and start our day. It feels like just yesterday when he would enthusiastically help us make biscuits while he waited for a family member to come grab him for the day. Over the next couple of years the girls were born and they did the same. It’s hard to believe the cafe has been our life for 20 years.
Ike’s has evolved and changed so much since we opened. We’ve had anywhere between 7-24 employees at one time and have done breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering over that time. 2020 has shown us its possible to shift and try new things, even after 20 years!
We now have 3 employees and take things one day at a time. This week, we celebrate our anniversary and live in the moment. Thank you, to all that have supported us over the years. We’ve loved watching children and families grow! We cherish the relationships we have grown with all of you! We thank our landlord for being the compassionate woman that she is. We thank our local businesses that have shown us so much support. Most of all we thank our family and friends that have been here to ground us and keep us going when we felt like we couldn’t.
This week we will be picking random winners each day on our Instagram posts and have some great things to give away in celebration of our anniversary. The giveaways this week include many local businesses as well as ours because our success is due to the support of this community. Watch our feed so you don’t miss out.
We will also be giving away a free meal each day this week to our 20th customer.
Here’s to 20 years and whatever comes next!
Adrienne & Ike