Monday, 15 November 2010

CB2 - Cambridge

5/7 Norfolk Street
Cambridge
CB1 2LD



A welcome sight when you have been camping out on Norfolk Street

The tea was great and the bubble did eventually pop.


Inside it is warm and welcoming.


Masses of garlic mushrooms but not a baked bean to be seen anywhere.


The thinnest toast i have ever known, it literally shattered when I bit into it.


You can always rest assured that "Last Gang In Town" always put on excellent gigs in Cambridge at The man on the moon on Norfolk Street. I had only had my camper van for 2 weeks and was eager to see what it was like sleeping in it. The Peacocks live at the Man on the moon was a good enough reason to test the camper out. After an excellent gig and a good nights sleep we woke up just in time for CB2 Cafe to open so in we went...

Upon entering - This place reminded me straight away of "Olives" in Norwich, really welcoming and a great atmosphere. It is a busy bar in the evenings but in the mornings it is the perfect place to read the paper over a pot of tea and a fry up. There is a good amount of tables downstairs and even more upstairs. 8/10

Service - Place your order at the counter and everything is bought to you at the table. 8/10

Contents - 2 sausages, 2 bacon, fried egg, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, toast & butter. 6/10

Presentation - Not bad at all but the plate was kind of square and im not a fan of square plates. The wrinkly egg kind of visually stole the limelight and it wasn't too pretty. 6/10

The food - Good quality sausages, fairly standard bacon, a slightly overcooked and wrinkly fried egg, nice tasty grilled tomatoes, a mass of garlic mushrooms that for me were way too overpowering for breakfast. The toast was very strange indeed, the thinnest toast I have ever witnessed in my life, it shattered as soon as you touched it! 6/10

Value for money - I felt £5.75 was fairly reasonable, tea was not included in the price though. 7/10

Veggie option - Yes

Overall - It's a nice place to sit and eat, the staff are friendly and the food is quite nice. Im starting to realise though that these more up market cafes are most likely not the type of place where I will find my perfect fry up. I want fried bread, tinned tomatoes and (as you well know frank) a good serving of beans. If you find yourself camping on Norfolk Street or just passing by CB2 is worth a visit, particularly if you are a big fan of garlic or want to amuse yourself with the shattering toast. 7/10

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