Pasta Cafe set to serve good food and winter warmth again

by Kim Bowden - Jul 28, 2023

Home cooked meals and baking will be served up to visitors and locals alike, as a Whakatipu church prepares to continue a twenty year tradition.

The tables will be set and ready for diners every Friday in August at the annual Pasta Cafe hosted at St Margaret’s Church in Frankton.

On the menu, steaming hot pasta, trays of sweet treats and a heap of hospitality from the volunteer crew bringing it all together.

The free feed has been a winter staple since 2002, originally designed to fill the tummies of winter workers. 

Now, more than two decades on, local families and Queenstown newcomers have joined the mix.

And while the food is good, it is not the only thing drawing a crowd on a winter’s night.

Pastor Ian Guy says it is the sense of community that people appreciate.

His advertising for this year’s series of events tells people to expect “home baking, music, loud conversation, full plates, new friends, and a good time”.

The first Pasta Cafe is next Friday, August 4, from 6pm to 8pm, at St Margaret’s on Ross Street.

Dinner will continue to be served for the following three Fridays after that.

There is no need to book.

Keen for a friendly feed? Head to the event's Facebook page for updates and information.

Main image (Facebook/YWAM Queenstown): It's been hosted at several different venues in its time, but this year the much-loved Pasta Cafe is back at St Margaret's Church in Frankton for the four Fridays in August.

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