Cafe Adagio, CR0 6RB

Independent cafe in Addiscombe.

The decor is upmarket, with a stone-flagged floor and bentwood chairs. The walls play host to regularly-changing exhibitions of original art, most of it for sale, and often by local artists. Pot plants sit here and there, and a rack on the wall holds a selection of travel guides. They have live music and open mic nights at the weekends.

Note: Since our visit described below, they've simplified the menu; as of June 2018 the only savoury food available is a selection of Spanish omelettes.

Kake and Pippa visited on a Tuesday morning in August 2016. There were a couple of other customers when we arrived a little before 9:30am, and others came in and out while we were there, many seemingly regulars. Chill-out music was playing, not too loud.

Smoked salmon symphony (smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on a bagel; £5) photo was OK, though the eggs were a little dry and overcooked for Kake's taste. Tea (£1.50) came in an ornate metal teapot photo, large enough for two people.

Service was very friendly, but a little scattered. Our tea had two teabags left in despite being ordered "very weak", they forgot to bring milk for the tea, and the scrambled eggs arrived with a fork but no knife.

Accessibility: No steps to get in. Step-free throughout, though access to the toilet is narrow (and through the kitchen).

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Last visited by Kake and Pippa, August 2016. Opening hours taken from sign on door, August 2016.
OS X co-ord: 534159 OS Y co-ord: 166325 (Latitude: 51.380128 Longitude: -0.073645)
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