The Cosy Teapot is an East Midlands favourite. It was voted Britain's Greatest Greasy Spoon in 2003. And they're not resting on their laurels. A splendid place.
I'm not sure my photography does this ebcb proper justice. This doesn't look as delicious as it tasted. I especially liked the random looking effect. It looks so casual, like it was thrown together, but this doesn't just happen, this kind of nonchalance takes years to achieve. The chips were sharp shards of crisp specialness, spearing their way into the soft flanks of the beans which were driven into a careering retreat for the side of the plate. The eggs peered imperiously over the battleground like generals directing their troops from afar. The bacon lurked around the corner, ready to strike when the taste buds had grown weary of the fight. What am I on about? I don't know. Suffice to say this was a top quality fry-up. Really excellent. Highly recommended.
Big old cup of tea and all. Big, strong and heartening.
I always like a menu above the counter. Leads to that odd eye contact moment. You want to look at the person behind the counter and smile but you also want to check the menu, so you flick between the two. Unless you always have the same thing. Ah-ha - another advantage of the ebcb.
I like having an order number. Makes it feel like you're in a system. You won't get overlooked.
Oops. Forgot the condiments in all the excitement. Here they are. Lovely set. I like the light-bulby salt and pepper.
Always nice to see painting on the window. Even better to see it from the inside.
I think one of the two men on phones has spotted me. Ooer. I wonder if they're talking to each other on their phones. Anyway, that's not important. Above them on the shelf you can see The Cosy Teapot's collection of, you've guessed it, teapots. Splendid. That's dedication to the cafe-keeping arts. Top marks Cosy Teapot. We shall return.