One of my favourite things to do is ‘brunch’. Whether it be a chilled catch up with friends, a big family get together or just riding solo with a book: all tick the box!
I must admit that being a student, one has quite a lot of ‘free’ time. Therefore I have managed to pack many a Bath eatery in to my time here.
A place that I have only just discovered (great timing, just as I am about to leave!) is ‘Wild Café’. Recommended by a friend, I took my mum for brunch on her visit last weekend. The brightly coloured door and bike outside give it that arty Cornish vibe, which extends inside to the intimate and friendly dining space. The open kitchen fills the small yet airy room with the buzz of chefs at work and delicious aromas of their dishes.
Not a hug fan of full English breakfast due to the customary layer of grease and soggy tendencies, I decided here was the place to bite the bullet and order it: it was brunch after all! And I was not disappointed; in fact I was extremely impressed: tasty mushrooms, smoky-yet-not-too-salty bacon and nothing soggy in sight! My mum had a contrasting dish: avocado on toast, with a gorgeous texture and lemony zest! There were also other more adventurous dishes on the menu, which we felt were too bold for brunch o’clock: think wild nettle and squash risotto, wood pigeon salad, and here’s their cheeky recipe for a real country bumpkin dish: rabbit pie! http://www.wildcafe.co.uk/index.php/wild_recipes/rabbit-pie/
The friendly staff, tongue-in-cheek attitude (they speak on their website of an army of smurfs in their basement!) and colourful decor make for a quirky, rustic and vibrant brunch haunt! (And all run on 100% renewable electricity!)
- Saturday Morning Brunch (searchingforthatjen.wordpress.com)