I love this place! It is not necessarily the cheapest and it is always very busy and can get pretty noisy, but it is a testimony as to how great this cafe is. It is a pretty rustic place and a lot of the furnature appears to have come from a convent/church.
In terms of the types of food, on the whole the ethos appears to be wholesome food and using good standard ingredients.You have the option to be unhealthy or healthy here, but either way the ingredients will be of good standard. They have lots of veggie options - which they are pretty creative with; There are also organic and gluten free options as well.
After recently coming back to the Chelmsford for work, I popped in for lunch the other day with a couple of work colleagues and again, it was very busy and were very lucky to have found a table when we did. Despite how busy it was, it did not affect in the least the customer service (who advised of a little wait for the food and was consistently friendly) and the quality of the food. We went for brunch - salmon, scrambled egg and toast, which was about £7-£8. You may think that this is a lot of money, but the portion was generous and delicious. Afterwards, we had cake - which we chose from a huge array of mouth watering cakes/slices/cookies. The coffee and walnut cake was dense, moist and delicious.
If have just had your pay-day and want to celebrate by enjoying a cuppa or a cake, or something more substantial, give this place a try.
The only thing I will add is that I wish that it was at a larger premisis; so that there are enough tables to go around.