Lunch at Cafe Lucca #BEDM 29

Friday saw us have a cheeky day off and an extended bank holiday weekend…the joys of working for yourself I guess!!

We took the opportunity to pop to Ikea in Bristol – I refuse to go there at the weekend…especially a bank holiday weekend.  After an early start, we were in and out by 11.30am with much more than we actually needed.  It’s not a visit to Ikea if you don’t come out with candles of some description.

We decided to go into Bath on the way back and stop for some lunch at a little cafe I’d been to last year and had been throughly impressed with.

Cafe Lucca is within the concept shop ‘The Loft’ tucked away on Bartlett Street and has a modern bright and airy feel.  They serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea so whatever time of day, you’ll find something suitable to keep those hungry tummy’s happy.  I feel as though it’s away from the touristy bit of Bath and unless you’re a local, you might not know it’s there.

The menu comprises of fresh mediterranean flavours and lunch consists of fresh salads, posh paninis and bruschetta.  We both opted to have bruschetta and were not disappointed with the arrival of our plates.

I had the herb chicken, lemon, rocket, sun blushed tomatoes and shaved parmesan – I thought it was going to come out warm but the chicken was actually served cold.  It had the tiniest little shavings of lemon rind on which gave the dish a really yum zingy flavour.  John had parma ham, goats cheese, fig and apple chutney – they definitely don’t hold back on the portions; there was a whole small goats cheese on the plate with a good 3 proper slices of parma ham and the chutney bought all the flavours together.

Both plates were incredibly light and tasty which didn’t leave you over stuffed.  We had room for a cheeky piece of cake with a cup of tea each and again we weren’t disappointed.  The hardest choice was choosing which to have…I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a massive array of cake!!! We were really pleased to see a good handful of gluten free cakes on offer rather than one choice.

I had the last piece of apple and ginger slice and John took the lemon and rose polenta cake.  Again, they didn’t hold back on the portion size!

Our tummies full, we left with a bill of £30 which we thought was extremely reasonable for 2 courses and 2 drinks each especially as the food is fresh, locally sourced and an independent cafe.  We’ll most certainly be back to Cafe Lucca!

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