It was nice and quiet on the day we went and I really didn't know what to expect from the cafe, we took a seat and I looked at the menu, I wasn't hopeful as there was no mention of gluten free anywhere but since Mum had been told they did offer gluten free I kept my fingers crossed.
Once everyone else had chosen what to have I went to the till with mum, I had a few ideas off the menu of what I could have, providing they had bread or if various ingredients were safe. While we waited at the till we did see there was a gluten free cake option, a lovely looking orange and lemon one, I decided I would definitely be having some of that later.
We ordered drinks and waited for our food, everyone else got their hot drinks with a biscuits so I waited for my herbal tea to come with the usual wrapped biscuit I wouldn't be able to eat but no, a few minutes later the lady serving the drinks came over with mine without the biscuit so I thought "well at least they know I won't be able to have the biscuit so left it off". However a few minutes later the same lady returned "I know you couldn't have the biscuit so will a jammy coconut macaroon be ok?", they had only gone and got me a Mrs Crimbles coconut ring in place of the biscuit, that is the first time I have ever had staff be that considerate before!
Even though I had had a Mrs Crimbles coconut ring I was determined to try some of the cake they had, I watched as the lady who delivered the tea cut my cake with a clean knife after cutting everyone else's with one. My cake was lovely and fresh tasting, a lovely orange and lemon tang making the sponge lovely and moist and unlike similar cakes I have had this one didn't have a nasty after taste. It really was a lovely piece of cake.
Overall the staff really knew what they were doing and were friendly, the prices were reasonable and the food was delicious, their knowledge alone is enough to make me want to return, hopefully next time I can have a sandwich.