I was on the trail of coffee-selling bike shops, today, but failed on geography and timing, as I’d got my streets mixed up for Gamma and I was too early for Ronde. Accordingly, I took myself to the Artisan Bakehouse, which opened just a couple of months ago, on the appropriately named Baker’s Place.
Their focus is on wonderfully fresh bread, which was being put on display in the window, when I arrived. They offer a range of lunchtime options, too, with some tempting winter warmers on their daily changing menu.
My visit was an early morning one, so a bacon roll was the order of the day. This was to be served on a roll fresh from the oven, which sounded rather good.
The charming counter woman enquired as to my exact requirements: white or wholemeal roll; butter and/or sauce; wholemeal, yes, and brown were my responses.
With the bacon freshly grilled, then placed on to a great looking roll, the shape of which reminded me of the space ship from Flight of Navigator, I was on my way out into the chill morning air.
The roll proved to be every bit as good as I’d hoped, with wonderful fresh lightness to it. The bacon was in good supply, and the sauce and butter brought things together, very nicely.
So overall, I look forward to going back to the Artisan Bakehouse to try one of their wonderful looking loaves. Their morning roll offering was really good, so I’d happily point you in their direction next time you’re looking for such a thing, in the Stockbridge area.
Blythe scores Artisan Bakehouse
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: bacon roll
I drank: espresso
I wore: big coat
Total bill: £3