Archive for July, 2008

Breakfast under cover

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

So, as was entirely predictable, the rain was the sixth guest at Breakfast Wednesday on our first attempt at a summer style outdoors breakfast.  Fortunately the Park Cafe are prepared for such eventualities (well, it would be quite poor business planning if they were not … ) so we sheltered under their canopy and had a thoroughly decent breakfast.

Our Breakfast Wednesday sign was admired at length by the staff, earning them instant points in our write-up.  Not that they really need it, as the food is of top quality and the service cheerful .. and at only a fiver for a full english including your tea or coffee, the price is perfectly reasonable.

I should also note that they appear to be doing a roaring trade from all the smokers who are now no longer able to have a breakfast and a smoke anywhere else due to the new smoking rules.  Since the Park Cafe is completely outdoors, it holds instant attractions for the nicotine addicts among you.

If Full English brekkie’s not your thing, there’s plenty of other options – as you can see from the alluringly stuffed serving hatch below.  There’s also paninnis and other such healthy fare should you so wish.   I would happily recommend this to anyone – even if it’s raining!

Park Cafe serving hatch

Rain ..

Summer in the City

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Eh? That time already?! So it is!! July is fully upon us and tis time for Breakfasting once more. But where, I hear you cry! Well, as the ancient rhyme goes:

Sumer is icumen in,

Lhude sing cuccu!

Come along to Red Lion Square

And get your morning brew

You may of course have seen a slightly different version of this poem, but most modern scholars now agree that the alternate readings are a corruption of this true original. As such, we can hardly refuse its injuncture and will therefore be supping at the historic Park Cafe in Red Lion Square at the usual time 7.30am on Wednesday July 9. They do good cheap grub, and it’s a couple of minutes’ walk from Holborn tube so very accessible!

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us, but if not the seating is largely covered so a little rain shouldn’t be a problem. Here’s a handy photo of the kind of weather we won’t be having on Wednesday at the cafe: