We need to celebrate. Edda, my niece, has just shown us a copy of Bedboat – a new creative lifestyle magazine. Not only is she modelling in one of its photoshoots and talking about the city of Bristol – she is on the front cover! What we need now is a celebratory brunch.
We head to Soulshine in Bridport with Edda, Neko and Ziggy. Soulshine is a cool, funky cafe that has a great reputation for breakfast and brunch. As we enter I notice a rack of independent magazines – this looks like a perfect spot to pose some copies of Bedboat. We can also see a chef dividing up a huge spread of ciabatta dough. It is buzzing inside the cafe and we are just in time to take the last available table. Phew!
Rock and I both decide to sample the farl with poached eggs and bacon. This farl isn’t a type of Irish flatbread but a sweet potato cake and it works beautifully as a backdrop for the bacon and eggs. As a group we order a portfolio of coffees including Americano, latte, cappucino and flat white. The coffee is fresh and really good quality.
Edda, Neko and Ziggy all choose the full vegetarian breakfast. This is a storyboard of poached eggs, tomato, mushrooms, farls, beans and toast. The chef clearly knows how to poach an egg perfectly. We are having a great time and in the mood to order more coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, toast and jam. They will hardly need to wash up our plates – as we only just stop short of licking them clean. It is proof that Soulshine has been a fitting place for this celebration.
If Bedboat need someone to review and photoshoot restaurants in Bristol or any other location – we will make ourselves available!