Sunday, 23 December 2012

Best of 2012

Having inspected 45 places in 2012 it is time to look back and see who was best at each category and decide who was the best overall winner. I am also looking back at other memorable moments of 2012..

Upon entering - I was gobsmacked as soon as I entered the incredible St Werburghs City Farm Cafe in Bristol, it was like entering a hobbit's house! Read the full write up here.

Service - It sadly closed back in July after 25 years but nothing beat the incredible service at By Appointment in Norwich.  Read the full write up here.

Contents - All the items I like on a breakfast are included in the excellent breakfast served at The Street Cafe in Norwich. Read the full write up here.

Presentation - The beautifully presented breakfast at House Cafe in Norwich is served on vintage plates and the drinks are served in mismatched, vintage cups and saucers. Read the full write up here.

The food - The flavours of the beautifully cooked quality items on the breakfast served at The Iron House in Norwich were just incredible and it was hugely enjoyable to eat. Read the full write up here.

Value for money - Westlegate in Norwich offer an excellent breakfast served with toast and a decent hot drink for just £6.25, bargain! Read the full write up here.

Veggie option - I didn't actually eat a vegetarian breakfast in 2012 so I can't really pick a winner. I did however take note of Vegetarian options and started a new section on the blog, find out more here.

Overall - The place that impressed me the most in 2012 and remains my all time favourite place is E. Pellicci in Bethnal Green. Not many Cafes like this still exist and with its truly stunning and original art deco interior, great service and huge portions of delicious food this place will take some beating! Read the full write up here.

Other memorable moments in 2012 included...

Visiting the excellent Tea and little cakes in Norwich.

Those fried eggs at Kenny's Cafe in Norwich.

The long wait at Mackintosh's Canteen in Norwich.

The quirky interior and great food at Station Bistro in Wymondham.

Fry up themed food at my wedding.

The shocking breakfast at Corner Cafe in Norwich.

Festival fry ups at Boomtown Fair and Beautiful Days.

The best ever fried bread at Mrs Potts Cafe and Bistro in Aylsham.

The great breakfast at No 33 in Norwich.

The disappointment of Greggs breakfast in Norwich.

Formica heaven and 1960's tables and chairs at Gambardella in Blackheath.

Confussion and frustration at Hotel Bloom in Brussels.

Some great new places have opened in 2012 and I always tried to visit other places whenever the opportunity arose. Most inspections took place in Norwich where we are really spoilt for choice with so many places offering really amazing breakfasts. I am looking forward to visiting many more places in 2013 as the search for the perfect fry up experience continues...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the recommendations! Only problem is is that it's made me very hungry!