It’s getting hard to keep up with all of the places that stock Union of Genius soups, these days, as it’s now in to double figures. Printworks has been stocking their fine soupy wares for some time, as part of their magnificent little ecosystem of local providers. Today was the first occasion when I’d had the chance to visit.

Sun-drenched exterior

The interior is simple, bright and heavy on light wood, with a good blend of comfy seats, tables and chairs, and window shelf stools. The counter holds an array of tasty delights, with some great looking sandwiches, and tempting cakes from I Love Pure Cakes.

I was very late to lunch, today, so decided to opt for a sandwich and coffee, rather than anything more substantial. I chose their chorizo and chicken melt, and opted for espresso, as is my usual habit.

Chicken and chorizo melt

I took a seat at the window, and within a matter of moments, the friendly and accommodating counter man was delivering me my toasted sandwich, while the counter girl had already popped over with my espresso.

The coffee, with beans from Monmouth Coffee, was really good. This was a dark and complex brew. I enjoyed it, muchly.


The sandwich was one of the finest hot sandwiches I’ve had, of late. The chorizo and chicken were brought together with japapeno, cheese and mayo to form joyous mouthfuls. The lightly toasted bread provided just the right amount of crisp crunch, too.

So overall, I thought Printworks was a really impressive place, packed with quality and charm. They’ve built a great network of suppliers, ensuring that quality remains high, at all times. I’d recommend that you visit, next time you’re looking for great soup, a tremendous sandwich, tempting cakes, high-quality coffee or all of the above.

Blythe scores Printworks
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: chorizo and chicken melt

I drank: espresso

I wore: purple striped shirt

Total bill: £4.70

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Written by BKR