Breakfast, Brunch, Sheffield Cafe Reviews, Sheffield Cafes

Rivelin Park Cafe (Rivelin Valley)

DATE OF VISIT    Spring 2014


A sister to Millhouses café, although this one is usually quieter. Our order was taken at the counter, the menus are on the tables. Service arrived after a short time, although the coffees were served immediately while we were waiting, but were hot enough to last the meal.

We found the staff to be courteous, and quick with the service. There was a lot of food on the plates, all cooked to order, although on this occasion we felt the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs were a bit too salty and overcooked – personal taste of course.

OTHER NOTES    Pay on ordering, plenty of seating, some external seats also available, weather permitting, and handy for those with furry friends in tow. Cakes, hot drinks, ice creams etc. are also available for take-away.

VFM  7/10


Breakfast, Brunch, Sheffield Cafe Reviews, Sheffield Cafes

Ella’s (Ecclesall Road)

DATE OF VISIT    Spring 2015


Aware that a new café had opened in place of “Xenophily”, which was here before Ella’s, we decided to pay a visit for Saturday breakfast. This seems to be a pleasant family run establishment, new to Ecclesall Road.

We had the place to ourselves, and so found a table no problem. While we deliberated on the menu, some fresh water was brought to the table, a nice touch.

Drinks are on the blackboard behind the counter, and there is a simple breakfast menu presented by the staff.

Coffees arrived after a very short wait, and were piping hot and strong in flavour, and lasted the duration of our visit.

We all chose poached egg-themed food (one with smoked salmon, the others with bacon). When these arrived we were not disappointed, beautifully presented, and clearly made with lovely fresh ingredients.

Our hosts were always on hand, and checked on our satisfaction, and kept us topped up with water as needed.

OTHER NOTES    Pay at the end, clean and tidy, friendly staff, attentive service, pleasant background music, selection of the day’s newspapers available.

VFM  8/10