When I’d visited before, I wasn’t that impressed with the coffee, as while it was very good quality Artisan Roast Janszoon, it was rather sloppily made. Things were much better this time around, which was good to see.
In addition to the coffee I ordered soup from their daily selection of two. I opted for the lentil over the mixed vegetable.
I took a seat in the window while the friendly counter man did the required ladling from the cauldron and gently toasted an accompanying brown roll on the panini grill.
The soup was richly coloured brown lentil, which was good to see in place of the rather more pervasive red lentil. It proved to be really tasty with good smooth texture and pleasing depth of flavour. I was impressed.
So overall, Cassia looks to be doing good work. It’s a homely little spot and the food is simple and of good quality. I’d be happy to visit again, next time I’m in the neighbourhood.
Blythe scores Cassia
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: lentil soup
I drank: espresso
I wore: tweeds
Total bill: £4.90