DATE OF VISIT Autumn 2015
On a misty Autumn Saturday we decided to head for Hidden Gem, which had received some good reviews recently in the local press, not least for its’ support for people with learning difficulties.
Inside was toasty warm (unlike outside!), and we were lucky to find a free table as the place was busy. The café was also nicely decorated and some of the items were available to purchase.
We were offered printed menus, and our order was taken soon after (Full English for him, and an enticing Beetroot Gravlax for her, with coffee.
Coffees arrived promptly with choice of hot or cold milk, and were nice and hot and full flavoured. As mentioned the place was busy, and food arrived after probably 15 minutes or so, meaning coffees were about finished by this time. However it was a worthwhile wait, as the food was beautifully cooked and presented, obviously fresh to order. Nothing out of a packet here, everything was home-made, including some cracking baked beans, and prices reflect this fact.
We paid on leaving, and found all the staff to be pleasant and welcoming.
OTHER NOTES plenty of seating, including some outside, on reclaimed timber tables.
APPRECIATION OF CUSTOMER 8/10.