Under New Management

When we first moved here, we found a lovely cafe on the High Street where we could take the dog and get a good cooked breakfast plus a cup of tea for around £4 each.
Often we used to go in for tea and cake, falling in love with their carrot cake, sparkle cake and later the to-die-for peanut butter stack.

The little cafe on the prom does cake and tea/coffee for £3.50 which was on a par, plus they do that lovely cheesecake, so depending on which way we walked would determine which cafe we would go in.

The High Street cafe is having some refurbishment but still open and as we were at that end yesterday, we went in. Something was different, but we found a small table and some comfy chairs and I placed our order.
Rather than the £2.50 or £3 with a hot drink, cakes are now individually priced, starting at £3 a piece, plus £1 for a hot drink. My stack was £3.50, so our bill was £8.50 compared to £7 not that long ago.

The milk, sugar and cutlery has been moved, and a tall cold drinks unit put in its place.
I was served by someone I didn’t recognise, and the staff were unfamiliar too.
It would appear the cafe is under new management as the posters all have new frames, and prices. A bacon roll was £3.40, but is now £4.10. The breakfast we had was now £4.50 plus £1 for a cup of tea or coffee. Toasted tea cakes were £2.50 and are now £3.
Overall, this represents a price hike of around 20% per item, and not surprisingly, it was not as busy as we’ve known it to be.

I’m afraid we won’t be going there again as it’s too expensive for our purse now. No doubt they will do very well in the holiday season because visitors won’t know any different.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Under New Management

  1. Oh that is too bad!!!!

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    What a shame. Never a good idea to alienate the local population though. Prices could come down again.

  3. Sadje says:

    I hate it when this happens. The change is seldom for the better.

  4. tidalscribe says:

    It’s sad when good things change – often going up market or in the case of one of our local cliff top cafes – demolished, eventually being replaced by flats which will probably fall down the cliff as coastal erosion occurs. Anyway, I think the reason for the demise of our popular cafe was retirement and the younger members of the family did not want to run a cafe and could make lots of money selling the site!

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