One of the brilliant things about blogging is its platform. You can have an idea, create something and put it out there for the world to see. I quite often refer to blog posts for ideas on where to visit, places to eat and so forth. I thought it would be useful (for me just as much) to start documenting the little places we visit at the weekends, whether it be a new restaurant, pub, fast food eatery or a coffee shop (my favourite) and jot down my thoughts on them.
I think this will be helpful as now I really have to be careful about what I eat (no gluten or milk) I am on the hunt for such places that serve good food, snacks, treats and even drinks. The first in my long list of coffee shops is a favourite of ours – Brazier Coffee Roasters situated in Tonedale, Somerset.
This hidden treasure was discovered by Mr K, on Instagram of all places. It is within our vicinity so we can pop here either during the week without the children for a peaceful coffee date or with the kiddies for a scrumptious brekkie at the weekend.
I absolutely love the surroundings of this particular coffee house, it is nestled within the beautiful derelict Tonedale Mill. Here they roast their own coffee, the process can be seen and smelt right before you and is served in the shop and brewed for local wholesalers, the beans travel to Brazier from all over the globe.
The premises gives an authentic rustic feel with a log burner, wooden tables, sofas, games for the children and an open kitchen area. They serve an extensive range of coffees, drinks for the little ones including my children’s favourite – a baby chino – homemade cakes, breads, breakfast, brunch etc.
We have sampled the food here quite a few times, it is a lovely eatery that is never too full so you can always grab a seat. There are takeaway options available which we have made use of a few times too. The food has always been absolutely scrumptious, so far we’ve had; Avo on sourdough toast, pancakes, sweetcorn fritters, the breakfast burger, the salmon bagel and also the cakes. There was one occasion when Mr K and I went for lunch together I ordered the sweetcorn fritters but wasn’t happy when they arrived, the staff were amazing and made another stack for me, offered free drinks and were very apologetic. I wasn’t going to include that part in my review (my thoughts) but I think being honest about things gives a better idea of what you can expect.
There are vegan and gluten free options which is music to my ears as now I am coeliac I have to be so careful but I’m so pleased these options are available. If you are local to the area and fancy a relaxing coffee or lunch date I would really recommend popping in.