Tea for one and a gluten free toastie!
This club has had a major makeover after various owners have tried to make it a success. The old dark Scottish lodge style interior with red carpet and deep red velvet curtains has been replaced by a lovely new modern decor with crisp white walls and fresh new carpet. The large black lattice worked light shades are a smart feature and break the huge space in the high ceilings.
The cafe has gone through a few changes over these years but seems to be coming together now. The usual foods are on offer at the counter and in the cabinet. The display is not large but I guess relevant for a small rural area.
Ive had a cuppa here quite a few times recently and its okay. Sometimes I have felt like the tea wasnt fresh. You know that taste when you are at the end of your packet of tea, as compared to the taste of that first tea out of a freshly opened packet, but this day it was okay. The pot arrived with one silk bag in it, and the cups were nice and thin and easy to hold. All pretty standard really.
I ordered a toasted sandwich with gluten free bread. The woman ordering ahead of me wanted a gluten free snack as well but ended up not ordering any food as there was really only one gf option in the cabinet. I didnt want the big vege frittata either and almost didnt order anything until I realised they had gluten free bread and ordered a toastie. They really do need to add more gluten free small things that go with a coffee or tea, something like a gf choc brownie or biscuit. It was 10.30am and really the sandwich was too much and I didnt eat it all. One of the guests in my group was also gluten free, so out of 4 people standing at the counter, 3 were wanting gluten free food.
Venue: VERY GOOD
Food: Not enough to judge this time around, but definitely more gluten free offerings needed.