Clearly, I used up this month’s quota of directional savvy entirely in my flawless display of navigational skill, which made sure that MJ and I made it to and from Louth, the other week.
Today, I made a grave error, resulting in me landing in a cafe-free zone, when a bacon roll was absolutely required. I made a quick dash towards Learmonth, in a bid to see if the cafe/gift shop that I vaguely thought might provide me with one was a) open and b) serving such things.
The good news was that Connect, for that’s what the place was called, was indeed open, and what’s more bacon rolls were very much on the agenda.
What I’d not factored in was that the place is, as far as I could determine from this brief visit, the known centre of the yummy mummy universe. Perhaps the largeish branch of Waitrose, just across the street is partly responsible. Whatever the case, the holy trinity of quirky gifts, baked goods, and coffee were at work here, so Bugaboo Cameleons outnumbered me, comfortably.
I placed my order at the beautifully inlaid counter. The counter women were keen to make sure the order (you’ve guessed it, bacon, on a brown roll with brown sauce) was right, but were more focussed on keeping up with busy orders than chit-chatting with me.
The price was not what I’d been used to on breakfast quests to less salubrious establishments. £2.50 represented more than double what Speedy Sandwiches charged, for example.
I was soon on my way, stopping at the bench outside the aforementioned Waitrose to take the necessary snapshot.
I walked and ate, soon discovering that this was a properly well-stocked, extremely crispy bacon roll. Occasional guest quester Kathryn would have approved, mightily. I was very pleased with it. In its different approach to your run-of-the-mill bacon roll, I think it quite deftly justified its price-tag.
So overall, I was pleased with the quality on offer at Connect. It couldn’t be much further away from “my kind of place”, but you can often find joy in the strangest places. Next time your newborn is looking for an outing, head to Connect; their bacon rolls are rather tasty.
Blythe scores Connect
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: bacon roll
I drank: nowt
I wore: red stripes in a blue suit
Total bill: £2.50