Ravings From The Bog


Cafe Life
August 7, 2008, 12:14 am
Filed under: Family, Life, Work Life Balance | Tags: ,

This is our port in a storm, our escape from reality, our little luxury, a bulwark of our marriage to where we repair, given even half an excuse.

The café has been open about fourteen years. It is situated on Bridge St in Bangor. They carry a range of sandwiches, hot and cold baguettes, potato bakes with various toppings such as Chilli Con Carne, savoury or sweet pancakes, the ubiquitous tray-bakes, scones and a number of specials such as the Brasilian Brunch, a personal favourite. All made freshly on the premises.

The Brasilian Brunch consists of two large pancakes, two slices of bacon, a smattering of fried mushrooms, a fried or scrambled egg, and two slices of fried tomato and to top it off, a small dish of golden syrup. Delish! And all for £5.50 ($11.25) – not very cheap, but then the great service, friendly long-service staff like Alice and Pamela, and the atmosphere make up for it. There is usually a queue between 1000 and 1530 Monday to Saturday.

Our eldest was about nine years old when we started to go there and he’s nearly twenty-one now. Sophie, aged seven, had her first visit when she was five days old. 

We’re there for lunch on my day off and any other chance we get. The coffee is good and we work on The Independent crossword, usually completing it four times out of five.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s visit already!

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