Eden River Cafe

Review of the cafe

A Brit Visited: Saturday, 28 April 2018

The Eden River Cafe in Appleby-in-Westmoreland is unusual, in that there is another cafe immediately next door. The unusual part, is that they share the same entrance door and you turn either left, or right.

Both cafes have large boards with a big arrow, encouraging you to take their turn. A look at the menus and the number of people in each and I turned left. My main reason, was that the cafe of the right was almost full and the Eden Cafe was empty.

The menu was strange when you look at the prices. Scrambled egg on toast was £3.95, with a vegetarian breakfast, complete with said eggs and toast, at just £0.95 more. The breakfast beckoned.

Served at the table, the meal took longer than it should, considering I was the only customer. It was good and the plate was hot, unlike so many places serving food.

The cafe gradually filled and by the time I left, there were only three empty chairs from the 20 available. Strangely enough, the cafe to the right when I left, was empty. I suppose their competition with the lare arrows balances out in the end.

Score: 4/5

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