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A cozy and bright cafe in West Norwood. There are three tables and a sofa inside; and two tables outside. A customer toilet is available but not seen on this visit.
Bec visited around lunchtime in early September 2017. The blackboard menu consisted of cooked breakfasts: vegan, vegetarian and full English. All the usual lunchtime classics are available: sandwiches and toasties, jacket potatoes, made to order salads, omelettes and a special of the day; on this visit it was burritos with rice and refried beans and a choice of chicken or vegetable filling.
Coffee, tea, juice and smoothies are served and there is a chiller of soft drinks and juices. On premises baked goods are available at the counter.
Bec sampled the vegan breakfast of fried plantain, wilted spinach, beans, grilled tomatoes and toast with olive spread (£4.95). I asked them to omit the mushrooms, and was instead given a flavoursome, slightly mashed potato dish, subtly salted and creamy in texture. The plantains were cooked very well, not too oily and the meal proportions were hearty, hot and filling. Cappuccino (£2.10) was served very hot and with a small wrapped biscuit.
Child-friendliness: There were two stacked highchairs. I did not see a children’s menu but drinks for children were listed as 90p for soft drinks and steamed milk babyccinos.
Bec’s verdict: Service is friendly and the atmosphere cheering. I would happily return to sample more of the menu or relax over a hot drink and cake.
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