This is undoubtedly a great cafe for some light bites and hot beverages. Located within the Kilver Court designer outlets shopping area and known to most for the Mulberry Factory Outlet in the adjoining building, this quintessentially British cafe provides a very homely service with a friendly smile.
The decor is quite rustic with tastefully panelled walls and farmhouse tables spread over the wooden floor. It is usually quite busy. But be assured that there will be a welcoming person to attend to you as quickly as they can. The drinks come in Her Majesty's Coronation mugs and everything served in the cafe is organic.
It is the home cooked food that really places the cafe in the elite league of one of the best British food money can buy in Shepton Mallet. The busy tables give you an indication of how popular the place is. The short menu is prepared with emphasis on seasonal produce and mostly sourced locally.
On a cold winter afternoon I had some pumpkin and shallot spelt risotto, which was one of the best I have ever had. My partner had some winter vegetables and hummus sandwich served with salad. She mentioned that it was one of the best cafe food she has had in a long time. The hot chocolates we asked for were also made from very good quality fairtrade cocoa although it was a bit too sweet for my taste.
Overall the service, ambience and quality of food is just what I would expect in a cafe and hence can't find faults with anything in this eatery. The price is reasonable too. I will definitely visit the cafe again when I am in the area and would love to try out one of the lovely home baked cakes on offer.
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