I’d had Bert’s on my radar for a wee while, after hearing about it from one of the regular attendees at Scran Salon. I finally found the opportunity to be in that part of town, so popped in to check it out.

I was joined today by Stuart, a friend with whom I have a catch up a few times each year.

Bacon roll

Bacon roll

Part of the Corn Exchange complex of venues, Bert’s is a very stylish little spot with room for around 50 people in a nicely appointed cafe. It’s heavy on classic wood and elegant cornicing and has a lovely feel to it.

Our visit was at breakfast time, so I was in bacon roll mood. We both added coffees, which were decent.

The friendly counter man popped over to our table, after we’d ordered, to see whether I’d like a little salad garnish with my roll. This sounded intriguing. When things arrived on a piece of slate the intrigue was resolved.



Bacon roll on a slate? I’m not sure, but I admired the ambition.

The salad was just a few leaves, but it had a nice, simple dressing, so was a good addition. The bacon roll, although a little on the squashed side, proved to be very good indeed. Profuse bacon was encased in a good brown roll. It was a firm thumbs up.

So overall, I was glad to finally visit Bert’s. It’s a really lovely little spot and is trying very hard to produce things to a good standard, and succeeding in no small measure. I’d be happy to recommend a visit.

Blythe scores Bert’s
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

Today’s questers were: Stuart, Blythe

We ate: bacon roll

We drank: coffees

We wore: leather jacket, striped suit

Total bill: £6.35

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Written by BKR