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Published March 22nd 2014
Mum and I catch up about once week and try out a new café/restaurant/pub for lunch. Today we decided to head back to a delightful café that we found on Old Beach Road called Annie's Café. We have visited here a couple of times and the people are lovely and food is always great.
Mum and I sat in our usual spot 'as we call it now' while Mum and I decided what we would try for lunch or breakfast as it turned out as Mum fancied eggs and bacon while I was ready to try the ham, cheese and pineapple 'doorstop'. I ordered a small salad (I could have had chips) but due to my guilty conscious and me always telling Mum to eat salad I thought it the healthier option.
Years ago in the 80's these doorstoppers, as they were called, were a very popular for lunch and normally as the name suggests came on a very thick piece of bread with mountains of topping. Always very good value and very tasty. Annie's Café certainly did not disappointment me as this was more than a satisfying lunch.
Mum's eggs and back came with two white slices of bread (I suppose you could have asked for wholemeal) and again a mountain of bacon which was not fatty and so delicious Mum took a few slices home for a sandwich that night.
After lunch we both enjoyed a chat and I had my usual, chai latte, and Mum had a latte while we both pondered over the huge window that was in front of us with so many delicious muffins, cakes and tarts. Not today we decided but maybe next time!
Annie's has quaint old chairs, pots and pans and a very large money till (Mum and Dad use to have similar in their old Deli when I was very young) hanging around on the walls and on display cabinets. Lots of little plaques placed on each of the tables, said a saying about life and it just made a dine in lunch one you may remember if you had popped home for lunch.
So friendly are the staff that a young girl came in with her gluten free wraps and they were happy to make up her lunch using these.
Certainly Annie and her staff with the quaint little shop should be a place to visit if you are in the area as nothing seems too much trouble, food is good and wholesome and the prices are right.