I awoke with a strange longing for fried goods, this morning, so thought I’d take myself up the road to Café Plus, a glass-fronted greasy spoon, which, though it has had the occasional name change, has been a constant on Bread Street, for as long as I can remember.

The shop is quite narrow, but mirrors in the back shop give the illusion of greater spaciousness. Decor is basic and functional.

I kept things very simple, ordering their full, traditional breakfast. I matched this with a white coffee.


Following some reassuring sizzling from the kitchen, my breakfast was soon with me. It looked like a good, big plate of stuff, not to get too technical.

Highlights were the fried egg, with nicely runny yolk, the black pudding, and the nicely prepared mushrooms. The sausages weren’t the greatest, and the coffee was a little muddy, but everything else was perfectly decent.


I happily mowed my way through the items, leaving my taste buds awakened, and my tummy feeling pleasantly full.

I made the necessary exchange of funds, and was on my way to start the working day.

So overall, Café Plus did a decent fry-up. It wasn’t outstanding, but it was as filling and dirtily satisfying as I had expected it to be. Their coffee wasn’t great, so that could use some work, but for a no-nonsense plate of fried whatnots, I was reasonably happy with what Café Plus produced.


Blythe scores Café Plus
2.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for service
2.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 11/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: bacon, egg, 2 sausages, beans, mushrooms, hash brown, black
pudding, fresh tomato, toast

I drank: white coffee

I wore: deep blue shirt

Total bill: £7.75

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Written by BKR