Friday, October 5, 2012

Mamita's Cafe

This is a small pleasant cafe in Bank Street with several small round 'plastic wood' tables and black chairs; a high 'Italian style' counter and gorgeous cakes displayed under glass domes.

I had coffee here at the end of August and it was lovely - a frothy latte in a tall glass. The Mocha Italian blend is served here and they offer to grind beans for you to take home. Many nice varieties of tea as well, plus "luxury hot chocolate with marshmallows, cream and flake" (wow!), and iced coffee.

There are shelves on the left as you go inside selling various goodies, including dried pasta, biscuits, chilli jams, chutneys and other preserves.

In the cafe you can have panini, sandwiches, tortilla wraps, salads, homemade pate, homemade soup of the day, bagels with imaginative fillings (including smoked salmon or banana and cinnamon); you'll find extra meals or snacks on the blackboard at the back of the cafe. Apparently, all produce is locally sourced wherever possible. There are milk shakes available and other soft drinks.

There are shelves containing magazines and newspapers, which are free to read, on the left of the counter.

I think the tables could be a bit nicer or, if not, then tablecloths would improve them, and the wooden floor is in dire need of a coat of paint as the black paint has mostly worn off and looks very scruffy. These things slightly spoil what is, otherwise, a lovely little cafe.

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