The interior is simple but smart with a particularly nice window mirror to the rear. We contemplated the menu, which comprised a nice array of lunch options. I chose the soup and a hummus falafel wrap, while Danielle chose the smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. This was ordered at the counter from the friendly and attentive staff.My tomato soup soon appeared. It was a solid, if slightly unspectacular, effort and did the job of warming me up nicely on a cold day. The wrap was a notch better with abundant flavour from the profuse filling hitting the spot very nicely. Danielle was happy with her bagel, too.
We couldn’t resist trying their pastel de nata. These Portuguese custard tarts were really very tasty.The place is sourcing from a number of local producers, so it was slightly disappointing to see them using mediocre Matthew Algie coffee, when Mr Eion is just round the corner. That’s one area for improvement.
So overall, I thought Café 33 was a very charming little spot and adds something extra to Stockbridge’s abundant choice of lunching spots. I look forward to visiting again and would definitely point you in its direction.
Blythe scores Café 33
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
Today’s questers were: Danielle, Blythe
We ate: tomato soup; smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel; hummus falafel wrap; pastel del nata (2)
We drank: water, coffees
We wore: stripes, blue
Total bill: £20.50