It is the morning after the long weekend before and the lack of home comforts has left us feeling like wild beasts. I am with Gino, LN, Eskimoh and Frida travelling home from Green Man. It is in our collective nature to nurture a rising need for a breakfast stop. Gino knows a place that is not too far out of our way….Kt’s Coffee & Bistro in Abergavenny. It is a small courtyard cafe with indoor and outdoor seating.
Gino and I both order a full breakfast formation of bacon, egg, sausage, mushrooms, beans, toast and coffee. The bacon and sausage are both quality and everything is freshly cooked to order. It is lush. Eskimoh has a bacon baguette and an Earl Grey tea. Frida is at a stage where she just needs toast.
LN wants a baked potato with a mountain of tuna mayonnaise from the lunch menu but we have arrived well before lunchtime. I love the fact that the ladies of Kt’s recognise that a baked potato is a member of the slow club and has to go in the oven. A potato that goes briefly in the microwave is not the same thing. They are concerned at their inability to provide a proper baked potato at this time of day. LN, gracious as ever, is happy to accept the fast version.
The place is buzzing – I see rivers of people arriving and their babbling tongues show Kt’s is clearly popular with the locals. We can see why.
Postscript: there are at least 12 Green Man 2016 related words in this blog for anyone who is wearing white denim and feels the need to look for them.