Walking down Preston’s Friargate with my shopping buddy (mum), I was surprised to find this place amidst local take aways and other small shops. On it’s own, this little unique cafe just stood out, it also has a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor, so that convinced me to try something from the menu (we were also very hungry :p).
We chose to sit by the window, the place is small, although there are more seats upstairs which I didn’t go and check. There was quite a selection from breakfast, brunch, smoothies, coffees and teas. Vegan and vegetarian friendly too! I chose the ‘Bennie’s Brunch’ whilst mum opted for the ‘Tofu Shakshuka’.
The Bennie’s is made of sourdough ciabatta, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. I paid extra for the bacon so it comes to £8.75. The Shakshuka is a vegetarian/vegan friendly option so it was served with tofu, sourdough toast and a slice of lemon, for the price of £7. I think the portion of the shakshuka is good, mine was a little small for my liking though. However, it was tasty. The sauce was creamy, it goes really well with the bacon and egg. Nothing was overcooked, and the shakshuka was tangy with all the peppers, tomatoes, mixed with the spices, herbs and tofu, it was a healthy brunch choice.
Lastly, the coffee is good! I’m not a fan of super strong coffee and the Cappuccino I ordered was of medium strength. They also have a selection of lovely looking pastry and cakes, again vegan friendly. I ordered the chocolate orange cake, the taste is nice, not too sweet however it was slightly dry. Overall, lovely experience with some very nice and welcoming staff.