As some of you may know, I work in Bath once a week as an admin consultant. I enjoy getting back to an office environment one day a week, catching up with the team and laughing at the woes of teenage life (2 of the girls are in their teens and preparing for Uni life in September. Whilst I was away, they said they’d missed my fun-ness in the office so I can’t be THAT old yet…)
Being in Bath is both a blessing and a curse – all those shops to look round and all the yummy independent restaurants, cafes and bars to explore. Some days my purse takes a bit of a bashing!!!
Whilst in conversation with @bathindies the other evening, I was asking for somewhere to go for tea and cake and Sal recommended the Green Bird Café which is just around the corner from where I work…handy!
Green Bird Café is situated right in the middle of the beautiful Royal Crescent and the Circle which is at the “top” end of Bath away from the hustle and bustle of the main shops.
I popped in yesterday during my lunch break and initially thought I’d sit outside in their small but perfectly formed courtyard area as it was such a warm sunny day. However…after sitting down and ordering a drink (an Ashridge Apple & Elderflower sparkly concoction which was YUM!) I discovered it was a little bit too HOT (not that I was moaning of course!) so I moved myself back inside.
The interior is bright and cheery but at the same time cosy. There are plenty of tables without being jammed closed to each other which is a pet hate of mine. I really dislike feeling I’m part of the table next door’s meal!
I opted for a toastie filled with cheddar, ham & Dijon mustard which was made with sourdough bread and came with a small side salad. I was pleasantly surprised when it came out, it was HUGE and brimming with filling. The ham was (what my Dad would call) proper ham and was in small chunks rather than airy fairy slices. It’s fair to say that I was completely stuffed once I’d polished it off!
There’s also a small section of the café where you can buy locally produced goodies. I was very good though and left them on the shelf…on this occasion!
I’ll definitely be back to the Green Bird Café – perhaps next time to actual have tea and cake as was my original plan!! I have to admit, the cakes on the counter did look amazing!
Do you have any recommendations for a quick working lunch in Bath?!
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