Even though I live in Windermere I didn't even know this place existed until I read the reviews on Trip Advisor. I am so glad that I went to try it today. If something is number one you hope it will live up to expectations - well this place exceeded them.
I visited with my mum and we were lucky enough to grab the last remaining table. The decor is lovely and fresh and the cafe has a cosy cottage-y feel. We were warmly welcomed and then left a short while to peruse the menu.
The food is utterly awesome! I had a brie and bacon sandwich which was accompanied by little pots of cranberry sauce and coleslaw and a side salad mixed with cous cous. The sandwich itself was loaded with bacon and brie. My mum had the ploughman's which she raved about. It consisted of pork pie, cheese, hard boiled egg, salad with cous cous, crisps, two little pots of homemade piccalilli and chutney and the softest white bread roll.
To drink I had a cherry hot chocolate which was absolutely delicious. I am a big fan of Whittards hot chocolate and this is the first time that I have seen it available in a cafe. I had never tried this flavour but it is now a favourite. Such a change from the usual Cadbury's.
The cake counter draws the eye as soon as you walk in and it would have been rude not to sample some of the delights on offer! Choosing was extremely difficult. In the end I had a piece of chocolate victoria sponge which was divine and my mum had lemon meringue. The lemon meringue had come freshly baked from the kitchen and it was a monster! The question was to eat it or climb it?!? The piece she was provided with was very ample. And delicious.
The two ladies in the cafe were friendly, welcoming and downright lovely and I think they have found two new regulars in my mother and I.
I would urge anyone to try this cafe - it is a little gem and having tried almost all the cafes and restaurants in Bowness I can confirm that it deserves it's place at No 1.
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