The quest for breakfast roll perfection took me to Café Fresco, on Morrison Street, today. I’d clocked the place, a few weeks ago, and noticed from their board, outside, that bacon rolls were available.


Their signage, today, promised some quite good value, as both a bacon roll and a double espresso were priced at £1.50, meaning that I could be porkily caffeinated for a mere £3. I stepped inside with that as my sole intention.

The interior was much smarter than I had expected, with comfortable looking leather sofas, and some nice splashes of artistry, here and there.


I wasn’t for lingering, though, so once my espresso had been crafted, an impressive amount of bacon piled on to a fresh morning roll, then brown sauce applied, I was on my way.

After pausing for quick photos, I started with the espresso, which had good aroma, and though a little watery for my tastes, was very respectable.

Bacon roll

The bacon roll was properly good, most notably for the profusion of bacon. It certainly had three slices, and maybe even four, so was a generous amount of porky delight.

So overall, I thought Café Fresco rather a good little spot. It served a filling breakfast roll and decent coffee, both of which contributed to starting my day on a sunny note. The welcome from both counter staff members was similarly bright and breezy. I’d be happy to point you in its direction, next time you’re looking for morning treats in this part of town.

Blythe scores Café Fresco
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: bacon roll

I drank: espresso

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £3

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Written by BKR