It’s been a while since I felt like giving a big thumbs up to a proper greasy spoon that we’ve visited, but I have to say that Silva’s wins on all counts. First big plus is that here you get orange juice included in the price of the meal, as well as the obligatory tea or coffee – and a decent glassful, not just the splash in a thimble that I’ve been proffered in some places (usually having had to pay for the privilege).
On top of this, the Breakfast itself was good quality – tasty mushrooms, a good and well cooked sausage, an expertly done egg, bundles of bacon and a juicy tomato all dished up with pleasing pile of piping hot toast.
Yet more bonus points accrued by the inclusion of hash browns as standard – should really be a breakfast fundamental, far too often left out. It should also be added that, contrary to the general rule of the greasy spoon, the coffee was actually decent.
Adding to the general good feeling, there was a solid turnout from some regular faces, as well as some old friends dropping in for a first time Breakfast Wednesday experience. The only downside to the whole affair was that, having taken the only remaining table, which was by the window, we soon discovered the reason for its emptiness as a cold draught crept up our backs.
Overall verdict: a definite winner. Just don’t sit by the window in winter.