PJs is a fantastic working cafe just off the A50, on the road to Lichfield. It's not fancy or formicad or a design classic or anything. It's not going to have anyone raving about global latte conspiracies in the Sunday papers. But it's still a triumph of British cafe culture. Cheap, decent food, Utility surroundings. Somewhere for a working person to rest and watch Sky before getting back into the cab.
Huge, pale, piping hot chips. An egg with a fascinating alien seed pob vibe. Lovely dark bacon hinting at back-street Eddy Grundy style trading. A brilliant fry-up.
When will English Heritage start lobbying to preserve fluorescent signs?
(a note on the comments below. I originally had this place listed as near Sudbury. Which it is. But Sudbury's in Derbyshire wheras I don't think PJs is. So I've now listed it as near Draycott In The Clay which, as well as having a brilliant name, is more certainly in Staffs)
UPDATE: PJs is apparently under new management, so these pictures are probably way out of date. I've not been back but people tell me it's fantastic.