I realise I'm slightly late to the party with this one, but I've just never got around to going to Baffled, despite hearing many, many good reviews from friends. I am a sucker for a beach view, so I usually visit the seafront for coffee catch-ups. The opportunity arose today with a friend from work.
The cafe is on Fawcett Road; parking wasn't a problem as roads nearby are permits between 4-6pm. This was a brunch meet-up! Brunch is served up until 11am and there are already three other dishes I want to try, so I'll have to arrange to come again. I wanted to choose the avocado crostini, but I knew I'd be having that tomorrow at my next brunch catch-up, so I went for the breakfast stack. My friend ordered the avocado crostini so I definitely knew I'd be having this next. Sliced avo and a perfectly poached egg were served on sourdough (I think) with lime and chilli salsa - this is from memory so forgive me if I'm wrong. Looking delicious, my friend said it tasted delicious too. Priced at £5.50, you can double up for £2 extra. My breakfast stack comprised a fritatta (nice touch), sausage, crispy bacon with a chutney/jam topping and a huge field mushroom in a brioche bun. Priced at £7.50, I had to leave the top of the bun as it was so filling - and anyone who knows me, knows I can eat a huge breakfast!
We had two cups of tea (no spilling teapots thankfully) and sat cosily in a window seat. It was warm enough, not a chilly draught in sight. The staff were very friendly and offered over extra tea to accompany our gossiping. We stayed an hour and a half and, on the way out, admired all of the homemade cakes and pastries baked on the premises. I must try the chocolate and avocado ball next time, and I can tell my mum that they make her favourite Portuguese tarts there too fresh every day! Looking at their Facebook page, I can see they offer a picnic box (2 sandwiches, 2 savoury pastries, one large salad, 2 cakes and 2 canned drinks) for £24. I think I may be ordering that later in the year for a trip to the beach!
I can't wait to go back and nor can my friend. Just goes to show that a sea view doesn't always a good breakfast make. Top marks!