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.