One of my favourite places for meeting people in-world is the Cheeky Tiramisu café, owned and operated by Yasyn Azemus. I originally blogged about it way back in December 2012, and while I’ve met with many friends and interviewees since then, I’ve never actually written any more about it, except in passing. This being the case, I set out recently to rectify matters.
The region in which the café sits has divided into a number of islands, around the between which lay open water, all of which is enclosed by surrounding off-sim mountains. As was the case when I first blogged about the region, it is currently in the grips of a snowy winter; however it does change through the year to match the seasons.
The café itself occupies the largest of the islands, occupying the south-east quarter of the sim. here you’ll find a welcoming places to sit and chat with friends and acquaintances, either inside the beautiful brick-and-wood café building (designed by Yasyn), or out on the front terrace or the rear deck, both of which are warmed by blazing braziers. For those seeking a little more privacy, there are a number of seating spots and cosy areas to be found with the café‘s grounds, including a reading nook beside a warm spring.
Follow one of the paths through the grounds, and it will take you down a set of steps to the water’s edge and a floating deck complete with a pedalo you can use to explore the island from the water (you can also rez a rowing boat at a little wooden pier on one of the waterways dividing the islands). Or, if you follow the path onwards from the steps and across a rope bridge, you’ll find a sheltered garden with shine and, beyond it, a Japanese bath house
Walk inland from the café, and a series of bridges in varying styles will lead you to the other occupied islands. While these may at first appear to be residential in nature, all are in fact open to the public. The water mill, for example, houses a small tavern specialising in wine (and with dancing on the porch), while Kio’s little house built out over a pond offers another warm welcome to visitors.
Rezzing is allowed with the region (15 minute auto return), and those wanting to use a few props for photography are welcome to do so – but do please clean-up behind you, auto return notwithstanding.
As noted at the top of this piece, Cheeky Tiramisu is a quiet favourite of mine; so if you are looking for a little P&Q while in-world, why not pay it a visit?
- Cheeky Tiramisu SLurl (Rated: Moderate)