We are starting 2016 with breakfast at Café Bella. Café Bella is attached to The Bell at Ramsbury where we had dinner back in October last year – see Bell Review. We enjoyed dinner and we arrive with high hopes for breakfast.
Café Bella is cosy, friendly and welcoming – just what you need on a wet winter morning. The menu features locally sourced, free range and organic produce. We order coffee – cappuccino for me and americano for Rock. I’m in the mood for a full English – so that is what I order. Rock, always more restrained, asks for the free range bacon & egg muffin.
The coffee is from the Armadillo Coffee Company – slogan ‘Life’s too short to drink bad coffee’. It arrives quickly and it is definitely not bad coffee. Before long breakfast arrives too. At most places the full English breakfast is designed to suit truckers, farmers and builders – but not here. This full English is more suited to foodies – delicate, artistic, beautifully prepared and featuring great produce like Stornaway black pudding. I love it!
Rock’s bacon & egg muffin is equally fine and we’ve found another chef who knows how to perfectly poach eggs. This is a great start to 2016 and an early contender for best breakfast!