I love the Cherrytop Cafe. On the surface it’s just another cafe, but if you take the time to look you’ll see a really special place, a place that puts real effort and care into what they do.
Look at that fry-up to start with: I’ve never seen a neater EBCB, everything is lined up with military precision, smart rows of foodstuff presented for your delectation. And they’re not just neat, they’re deeply tasty too. Then take a second to examine that egg more closely – they’ve constructed an elaborate latticework of white over the yolk. I’ve never seen that before either, I can’t imagine what alchemical processes made that possible.
A lovely simple condiment display, with a generously stuffed sugar sachet bowl and nice full salt and pepper. No need to reach for anyone elses. You see the attention to detail?
There’s a note of quality in the fixings. This isn’t your bargain basement placemat or mug. There’s a nice floral theme, and nice heavy knifes and forks. Lovely.
And there’s a lovely warm glow to the place. Wood, nice lights, lots of glass and a purple monster thing ruling over the counter.
And the care extends to a smart bit of entrepreneurialism, a big sign in the window pointing out that an enormous fry-up counts as a diet meal in Dr Atkins’ world. Good work Cherrytop Cafe.