Their below street-level premises combine a cafe and gallery space. There’s a good range of seating from window shelf, high tables, to comfy sofas. It’s both cavernous and really very smart.Their menu is set out on chalkboards behind the counter. My eye was immediately caught by a bagel called the Witchfynder General. I ordered that and an espresso, then took a seat.
The bagel contained chicken, chorizo, smoked cheese, spring onions and shredded lettuce topped with chilli mayo. It made for good eating. It was accompanied by a nice little potato salad with very tasty creamy mustard dressing. It was an accomplished dish.The espresso, from Dear Green, was very good, too.
So overall, I was very pleased with my visit to Where the Monkey Sleeps. It’s a lovely spot serving high quality fare. I’d be happy to recommend a visit and look forward to popping in again, soon.
Blythe scores Where the Monkey Sleeps
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20
I ate: witchfynder general bagel (chorizo, smoked cheese, spring onion, chilli mayo, roasted chicken and shredded cos)
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £7.65