85-87 Drayton Road
Opening times (breakfast available all day)
7am - 3pm
10am - 2pm
Look closer at Bob Basted car sales and you will spot Drayton Road Cafe nestled within it.
Order at the counter in the corner.
Plenty of places to sit at the front of the cafe.
If you chose to sit towards the back things get a tad more up-market with fun table cloths on the tables.
Plenty of breakfast options at reasonable prices, I went for the large breakfast and added black pudding for just 50p extra.
Good quality ingredients are used which is great considering how low the prices are.
Drinks are cheap too but...
The coffee was not great.
Classic condiments but remember to collect salt and pepper satchets when you collect your cutlery from near the counter.
The huge plateful arrived and presentation was good.
The sausages may have looked a bit undercooked but did taste delicious.
Doorstep slices of toast and a good pair of eggs.
Over the years I have sniggered whenever I pass Bob Basted cars on Drayton Road but a couple of years back I noticed Drayton Road Cafe which is pretty much inside the used car lot. Finally the day had arrived to try it out, I had heard good things so was looking forward to my visit...
Upon entering - It is a lot bigger inside than it looks from the outside and there is a vast seating area, the cafe has a very traditional feel to it. You can choose what you want from the blackboard on the right as you walk in or sit and decide at a table as each one also has a menu. Place your order at the counter, pay and grab some cutlery, remember to take some salt & pepper satchets too if you want them. 7/10
Service - Fairly standard and friendly enough, once you have ordered everything will be bought over to you. 7/10
Contents - I chose the large breakfast it consisted of.. 2 sausages, 2 bacon, 2 fried eggs, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, 1 hash brown, mushrooms, beans and toast & butter. I also ordered black pudding as an extra. 8/10
Presentation - It arrived on a huge plate and the layout was looking good. 8/10
The food - The sausages looked like they could have done with a bit longer in the pan but did taste well nice, the bacon was great too. The fried eggs were cooked nicely, the black pudding was fairly standard as was the hash brown. Nice stodgy beans, tasty tomatoes and mushrooms that were cooked perfectly. It was a nice change to be served nice chunky cut slices of toast with plenty of butter on. 8/10
Value for money - I payed £5.45 for my large breakfast with extra black pudding, good value for money considering quality butchers sausages and free range eggs are used. 50p for extra's was a real bargain too. 8/10
Veggie option - Yes - Sausage, egg, beans, tomato and toast for £3.50
Overall - There are not many cafe's in Drayton/Aylsham Road area so well worth a look if you are passing by. Quality ingredients at a good price too so you can't go far wrong really. I noticed after I had left that they do fried bread so a return visit is on the cards soon. 8/10