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Published January 1st 2015
A range of scrumptious delights to share
The Baker's Arms is a gorgeous specialty bake house that I stumbled across by accident with a friend last week. We were actually trying to get into the place across the road, but it was too busy to seat us, so we shuffled through the rain and quickly found a seat at this delightfully little cafe.
However, even with more tables and chairs than our original location this place is still very popular and I made sure not to leave our sought-after table whilst my lunchtime buddy went to order her meal first. There are no menus laid out on tables like we are so used to, so instead you head up to the front desk and order your drink at the counter and choose your meal from the glass display cabinet.
I sat alone at by table for a good ten minutes, whilst my friend choose her meal, and I began to think she had left me, but when it was my time to choose my lunch I understood why; everything looked so delicious. It was definitely the hardest decision I'd had to make that day. I spent at least five minutes tossing up between the wraps, quiches, lasagnas and rolls. Eventually I choose a vegetable roll and a side serving of potato salad. For those with certain intolerances and preferences I did notice that there were a lot of items labeled gluten free and vegan.
Our meals came quickly, and my side serving of potato salad turned out to be more than enough to fill my belly, and delicious enough that I probably didn't need my handmade veggie roll. However with it's delicious chutney and yummy flakey crust I wasn't going to give it away.
My meal came with a wonderful watermelon-apple-mint juice, which was so scrumptious it has since inspired me to buy a juicer. The idea of being able to consume this healthy alternative to soft drink from home was very appealing. Although none of my attempts have been close to The Baker's Arms delightful thirst-quencher.
Our time at The Baker's Arms flew by and it was only after three hours that we realised what the time was and that it was time to depart. I think this is a testament to their customer service, as we never once felt that we needed to move on or, give up our seats to others. Instead we enjoyed such a delightful long lunch that I intend on returning one day soon.