A purveyor of fine, locally roasted coffee, Avenue G has garnered a strong and devoted following over the years. As well as this branch, they have another on Great Western Road which is home to their roastery.
I was warmly welcomed into their smart but compact premises. I took a seat upstairs and perused the menu. I eventually decided that I was hungry enough to opt for their Weekender breakfast, which comprised bacon, maple syrup, sausage, chorizo, black pudding, tattie scone, grilled tomato, toast, beans and one of their signature eggs en cocotte. I added an espresso.
The coffee arrived first and was highly pleasing stuff. It was brightly aromatic and really nicely poured.
The breakfast plate soon followed looking rather handsome. It was a collection of very good quality items. The bacon was a standout, but the black pudding and sausage were both very good, too.
The chorizo was a trifle over-powering, but still very tasty, and I liked the idea of the baked egg slightly more than the execution.
So overall, Avenue G is doing splendid work. Their coffee was so good I ordered an additional one to take away, as I settled my bill. I’d strongly recommend a visit next time you’re in this neighbourhood.
Blythe scores Avenue G
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: the Weekender breakfast
I drank: espresso (2), water
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £14.10