Any trucker will tell you that a Greasy Joe’s or Ma’s cafe are worth their weight in gold, as they are a watering hole where a mountain breakfast and mugs of steaming dark tea are available all day, all for around a fiver.
In fact, we can always tell if such a cafe is any good by the number of HGVs parked outside, or in the lay-by for one of the snack shacks along most routes.
Years ago, we found a brilliant Greasy Joe’s in Weymouth and had intended to take Hubby’s parents there for lunch. It didn’t happen, though not for reasons you might expect (see here).
Today we ended up in Kidderminster, and Hubby knew just where to go for lunch.
We had a look around the estate agents first (always keeping our eye on the current market) and it would appear prices are dropping, though still way out of our reach.
There were several local options for food, but ‘Ma’s Cafe’ won by a long shot.
As expected it was packed, but we were able to park more or less outside so could keep an eye on Maggie who had curled up on the front seat.
Hubby placed our order, and we took a counter seat by the window as no tables were available.
I don’t like baked beans when we’re out so ended up having extra tomatoes on mine, along with 2 sausages, 2 thick rashers of bacon, a fried egg, 2 pieces of chunky toast and that wonderful mug of tea.
For an extra 80p, we could have had hash browns, mushrooms, fried bread, an extra egg and black pudding, but our four pound Celestial Fix was enough for us, and well worth the money.
No titbits for Maggie this time though.
Not that she’s been naughty or we were too greedy to share, but she’s had a bit of an upset tummy today so we’re not tempting fate.
This could be down to the change in temperature and she’s caught a chill, or maybe the little bit of precooked chicken I gave her yesterday hasn’t agreed with her.
Lately we’re discovering more and more ‘treats’ (ie our food) are doing more harm than good, but scrambled egg and rice are still safe, so she’s had some of that instead.
When was doing my cycling around England, I would live from one transport cafe to another once my own food supply had gone! Great institutions … well the good ones anyway! 🙂
We’ve been in some dives too, but you find a good one, and you’ll never go hungry!