He was the most famous rooster in the land, but alas he is no more. Hendrik, the much loved, feared and respected mascot of Café Bon Bon died on 5 September at the age of 8 years. Hendrik had not been well for some months and it seems the past winter was just too much for him.
Hendrik was such a big part of the Café Bon Bon experience that it is hard to find a social media post about the café that doesn’t refer to Hendrik. As expected of such a famous rooster he enjoyed a lifestyle that most roosters could only dream of, including a la carte morsels offered by friendly strangers and all the attention he could handle. Sleeping arrangements too were special. Few roosters got to sleep on a grand piano while the pianist transported them off to dreamland to the strains of their favourite tune – in Hendrik’s case, ‘Moon River’.
Wherever Hendrik is off to, we’re sure he’s off in style. R.I.P. Hendrik.