Visiting Kendal, we were there around lunchtime, and you know how sometimes only a plain bacon sarnie will do? Well, most cafes were offering quiches, pizzas, usual and nice stuff, but we wanted that elusive bacon sandwich! So we popped into Greggs "Sorry we stop serving bacon rolls at 11"!!! Walking down Finkle Street we spied Cottage Kitchen and were welcomed warmly by Victoria, who said yes, no problem they'd make us a bacon sandwich. Within a few minutes came delicious soft bread filled to the gunnels with perfectly cooked bacon, which we washed down with a mug of tea for me and a coffee for my other half.
Now, I know what you saying…..how can you rave about having just a bacon sarnie? Well, because sometimes bacon sarnies can be appalingly badly made, because they made it without fuss, without saying "sorry we don't do that sort of thing", and they made us feel special! Other customers were being served fabulous looking baked potatoes piled high with fillings, quiches and simple ham egg and chips. Its about "soul food" here! About food prepared with love.
So, we returned later in the afternoon as their cakes looked so tempting, and we were not disappointed! We both chose the coffee and walnut cake, which was light as a feather. Their scones and chocolate cake looked fab too. Turns out that Lynn Robson, the owner, makes all the cakes fresh each day, and uses gluten free flour too, so if you have problems with gluten then this is the place to go.
I cannot speak highly enough about The Cottage Kitchen, and when we are next in Kendal, we will definitely be giong back…….and might just have the ham, egg and chips that I've been lusting after ever since!!
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