This is my second review of Terry's cafe. I was first here some 8 months ago and was massively impressed. I have been back 3 times since. I decided it was time to post a new review and share my experiences. I arrived at just before 10:30 on a Friday and the place was packed full of working men and office suits. I took the last seat in the corner of the cafe. I ordered the blow-out at £7.40 (after checking that the famous bubble was available), a coffee and a slice of toast, which are not included in the breakfast price. The delightfully pleasant (in both aesthetics and attitude) waitress, who was most amused by my wonderfully colloquial Geordie accent, swiftly took my order. The blow-out is composed of: 2 eggs, a large Cumberland sausage, bacon thrice, bubble or chips and beans or toms. I went for bubble and ordered the beans to add moisture across the piece. As I waited for my freshly cooked order I took the time to remind myself what makes this place great. Most reviewers will allude to the decor and the music, but it's much more than that. It's the mixture of customers; some sitting inside, gently getting through a breakfast or luncheon and others enjoying their meal outside with a cigarette. It's also the passing trade stopping to order a coffee from the barista cart before they rush off to the office. If you like people watching this is your place.
My pipping hot breakfast arrived 15 mins later. Visually it's stunning. A massive slice of fantastic bubble loomed large on the plate like a vegetable Vesuvius; flawless in texture, colour and flavour. 3 thick good quality slices of best bacon were nestling betwixt the aforementioned Cumberland and 2 perfectly cooked fried eggs - ideal for dipping and some beans which were thickened somewhat, exactly how I like them. Coffee is good quality and toast was, well toast. I always view the English breakfast a real ensemble piece. If one item is off it knocks the whole experience for me. There were no such concerns here. One cautionary bit of advice, unless you are really hungry maybe go for the Standard as the blow-out is a serious undertaking. I'm eating and then typing in between and it's taken me an enjoyable 25 mins to get through the meal. Terry's cafe - It's quite simply a wonderful place which thrives on serving super quality food at good prices time after time. I'm signing off now. I need a lie down!
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