The Pot Cafe on Crwys Road is somewhere that I have been meaning to go for a long time now but I just haven’t got around to it. I see the specials flash up on Twitter every now and again and they always look so good so on a recent day off, Ben and I thought lunch was in order!
The Pot is a quirky little cafe with mismatch furniture, spotty table clothes and vintage tea cups. The exposed brick walls are decorated with chalk boards displaying specials, retro signs and album covers. Appealing to a wide range of people, The Pot Cafe is somewhere between cosy and cool. It’s like Grandma’s kitchen made modern and I love it!
We were promptly met by the friendly young owner who took our orders and stopped to chat. Once we had given our orders we could see the food and drinks being made in the open kitchen which was a really nice touch. It’s not one of those sterile stainless steel kitchens that you often see when they are visible, it is a proper kitchen like you would find in a house with shelves housing jars and pans hanging above the worktop. It gave the feeling of eating at someone’s home which added to the relaxed, welcoming feel you get from the place.
The menu was great. There was a large selection of drinks including flavoured lattes, various teas, milkshakes and smoothies. I had a ‘Fruit Crumble’ smoothie which was red berries, pear, banana, cinnamon and ginger which was lovely. I noticed that they also do cocktails served in a teapot. How cute!
There was a large selection of breakfasts which I will come back for another time all at very reasonable prices. Not just your usual fry-ups either. I quite fancy the San Fransisco Breakfast (black eye bean cake, chilli scrambled egg, tortillas, sour cream and avocado salsa). In the end after almost choosing one of the lovely salads, we both went for a special. Ben had a beef, port and blue cheese pie and I had a squash, red pepper and ricotta pie. Both came with red pepper and baby spinach. The pies were seriously good, especially mine. In fact, I want the recipe! All at a really good price too, just £5 each!
The pot also does a good range of gluten-free and vegan options which is great. The menu even said that if you aren’t happy with their vegan menu choices they will do their best to make something you like. You can’t ask for more than that.
I will definitely we back to The Pot Cafe. It’s perfect for a relaxed, casual lunch. It’s just a shame it isn’t more local to me because parking is a bit of a pain.
My last mouthful was: Red pepper, squash and ricotta pie
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