I love finding a place that goes the extra mile, and Izzy’s Cafe in Wellington is one of them. Only taken over by power couple Liz and Jay in recent weeks, the New Street site has been a popular cafe for a long time. I can see it going from strength to strength now.
Offering all your typical cafe fare, this place caters for a wide range of punters. There is a broad choice of breakfast items, hot and cold sandwiches, mains and kids meals. Early morning ‘Fisherman’s Friend’ breakfast deals pull in the workmen and market traders. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere makes it popular with a more mature crowd. And the choice of ingredients makes it a winner for… well… me!
Quality Ingredients at Izzy’s Cafe Wellington
Rather than piling plates high with the cheapest possible ingredients, Liz has been carefully sourcing her produce. Expect free range eggs from a local farm, freshly baked bread delivered direct each morning and really rather tasty butcher’s sausages. Oh, and the thick cut bacon (ask for it crispy, it’s delicious). I went for the breakfast, but as it was a late breakfast I was sorely tempted by the special of freshly made faggots, mash and peas. Next time.
This is the sort of place where they will remember your name after a visit or two. While I enjoyed my fully loaded Full English breakfast, I spotted lots of other customers being greeted by name. Liz is friendly, but not overbearing and I saw some lowkey hallmarks of fantastic service – one customer not having the temptation of a Lotus biscuit with his coffee, because she remembered he was a diabetic. Another lady being seated with an acquaintance she hadn’t spotted so that she didn’t dine alone. The absolute epitome of a community cafe.
Feed Me Seymour
And the breakfast was brilliant. I can’t think of a single thing I would do to improve it. An absolute winner at the price point. My only concern is that black pudding is an extra and not integral to the Full English, but that’s probably something for us to argue about on Twitter, since I am aware that there are a lot of pig blood sausage haters out there. After all, I didn’t have tomatoes on my breakfast. It takes all sorts.
Good coffee too – I went for the Lavazza cappuccino rather than the instant, but the option is there. Highly recommend popping in if you fancy a bite to eat that’s great value and served with a smile.
I was invited to Izzy’s Cafe Wellington and my meal was complimentary, but my review is an honest reflection of my experience.