I’ve hit my mid-afternoon slump on a Saturday. But two lively children means no rest for the wicked; I need somewhere to revive.
Groovy vibes and luscious cake
With its funky décor, Cafe Pop calls to me like a beacon of vitality on Great Western Road. Inside, we’re instantly drawn in by its retro chairs, sofas, vibrant paintings and the curious but intriguing cabinet with woollen hats and scarves on a shelf.
It’s friendly and relaxed – really like settling down in the front room of some 60s artist who happens to also have an impressive selection of goodies like cookies and cream cupcakes by the Flamingo Bakery and the gooiest and richest looking chocolate fudge cake.
We make our choices and settle in. I opt for the breakfast smoothie, crammed full of strawberries, bananas, honey and apple juice goodness. Just the energy kick I need. The kids can’t resist the gooey good chocolate fudge cake. And they’re even more delighted when two glasses arrive at our table filled with extra smoothie from my batch.
But if sweets and smoothies ain’t you’re thing, you can also get bacon rolls, toasties and great sounding breakfasts. And all at affordable prices; a soup and sandwich is about £5.
60’s kitsch to the revive rescue
Pop is the perfect pick me up. It’s an endearing cafe where in addition to enjoying revitalising smoothies, you can be dazzled by the charming little touches in the décor.
I’ll definitely be back to try one of the breakfasts, indulge in a cookies and cream cup cake and perhaps even find out who those hats and scarves are for.