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@ZouBisouCafe in Leamington Spa – a funky cafe with soul

Zou Bisou is a cafe in the heart of restaurants in Leamington Spa. This is a place of tough competition. I’ve already written about the delights of Coffee Architects, Turtle Bay and La Coppola and enjoyed each one of them … Continue reading

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Opus Cafe, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham – Art and Heart

I lived in Birmingham for about 15 years in the 80s and 90s. You tend to love the place you live in just as much as you love your home town. My experiences of the City from a food perspective … Continue reading

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“Fussy eating” is just a missed opportunity

There is something very sad about a “fussy” eater. I’m not talking about allergies, ailments or even phobias which blight meal times for some people nor the firmly held beliefs of vegetarians or any other -arians. This blog is about … Continue reading

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The Modern – great coffee and a varied menu

On my tour of Kenilworth’s cafes I made a trip to The Modern. First impressions are that its an odd name. It also doesn’t do it any favours. Rather than modern, the interior gives the impression of a largely white … Continue reading

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A welcome breakfast Escape from the rain.

  I used to think that, if you ever need a good cup of tea without paying a fortune, you should head for the market or the bus station. If you fancy some decent cake aim for a church fete … Continue reading

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Street cafe people-watching

We’ve come a long way in Britain to appreciate the street cafe scene. When I was young no-one would be seen outside eating unless they were having a picnic. Eating in the street was viewed as slovenly, the climate deterred … Continue reading

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Arden’s Kenilworth – a great cup of tea but not my cup of tea

The Arden Cafe in Kenilworth is a large two-storeyed cafe set in a pedestrian area close to Waitrose. It is quite traditional with the emphasis on beverages, cakes and sandwiches rather than meals or breakfasts. If I am honest I don’t … Continue reading

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Pomeroys – want something a little different for breakfast?

Breakfast is a good meal to eat in Kenilworth. There can’t be many small British towns which offer good cooked breakfasts in so many places. I’ve not been in the town long but I think there are at least six places … Continue reading

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Alexa Lauren Patisserie in Kenilworth – a cafe that’s got its “thing”

I’m already fond of one of Kenilworth’s newest cafes. Alexa Lauren’s Patisserie is in the old part of town on High Street opposite the Virgins and Castle and a short walk from Abbey Fields and the Castle.

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Courtyard Cafe and Bistro 9/10

Sometimes you just want a hug in a mug and a filling breakfast served with a smile. Achieving all three of those things in a cafe is more difficult than you would think. Either the focus is on serving something … Continue reading

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