Last week was officially the best food week ever!
I had a week off from the gym and diet to celebrate my birthday, and every single day we had treats, ate out, had take aways…the decedent food was endless and relentless. It was brilliant!
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and this week it’s back to early morning gym sessions and avocado with chicken. But boy was it a good week!
One of the new places I hit up was Hyndland Cafe. This cafe had been on my radar for a while and I had been meaning to check it out for ages, so was happy to pop along with Mr G and Ma & Pa Geek to try it.
As you would imagine the Hyndland Cafe is in Hyndland, shockingly! The decor is pleasant but fairly simple, with about 6 tables and a small counter. I do need to mention it was really tight space wise, it probably could have done with 1 less table. Because there was no space it did feel a little awkward when people came in to buy their lunch and had to wait about 3ft from our table – it wasn’t bad it just felt cramped.
The staff were lovely, friendly and so welcoming. Our waitress (possibly owner) was really helpful in explaining each cake option to me before I made my selection – then helped me in actually picking which one to order.
Food wise the menu has all your favourite lunch time cafe options – sandwiches, paninis, breakfast rolls and toasties. On top of this they also have some all day breakfast options along with a few meals like mac & cheese and burgers. It was a nice menu and you would have no problems finding something delicious to order.
As soon as MrG saw the menu he instantly said I know what you’re having – which annoys me because I HATE being predictable. At the point where he said it I was dead set on having the Club Sandwich, but he was most insistent that I would order the Chorizo Benedict….very smugly assuring me that there was no way I wasn’t ordering a dish with chorizo.
I was however still dead set that I was having the Club!
However, much to MrG’s delight when the waitress came to take our order the words Chorizo Benedict slipped from my mouth….DAMN IT! He’s right I really can’t resist Chorizo.
I’m glad I didn’t resist it because my dish was good! 2 nicely cooked poached eggs, although I need to mention that 1 of them was really close to being too undercooked for me, I did eat it and enjoyed them but it was right on the edge for me. These were served on a bed of really large chunks of chorizo which were brilliant, and a toasted muffin. All of it was smothered in a light made in house hollandaise and a splash of chilli oil. It was a tasty dish which I would order again.
There was cake which naturally I couldn’t resist and after much discussion I decided on a piece of their Oreo slice and a bowl of latte. The latte was good and the cake was freakin delicious. My only complaint is I could have eaten about 10 of them because they had that addictive oreo quality about them.
I’m not sure what my food came to because I just went to the counter to pay. Our entire bill for 4 people came to £36 which I was pretty happy with.
I would absolutely definitely go back to Hyndland Cafe, it has a really lovely community feel to it which I liked and the food was great cafe style food.