Restaurant Review – Cafe Velvet

This review is from a meal we had at Cafe Velvet on Monday 15th July 2019. Enjoy!

Before we get started check out this menu, I wasn’t happy with the photos I took of the menu so I had to take the menu off their Facebook instead, but I’ve put the photos in so you know what’s on offer.

Main –
Bánh mì
Tom: A vietnamese pulled pork Baguette with an Asian slaw, that was absolutely to die for. The Coleslaw was smooth and creamy, plus the tortilla chips which were served with the meal made an excellent scoop for it. The salad itself was fresh and tasty, with a diverse and nice mix of ingredients and a dressing that tied the whole thing together.

Cafe Velvet - Bánh mì

Quesadillas with Cheese and Chilli
Tori: It was really good. It came out too hot to eat though, so instead I used the time to cut it up until it was cool enough to eat, it was delicious. I especially liked that everything was well presented and had a home-made quality.

Dessert –
Carrot Cake
Tom: I am a massive fan of Carrot Cake but I usually can’t find decent ones, the store bought examples tend to be dry and/or have the cream as a solid sort of helmet on top of the dish. However this was perfect, it was soft and delectable, tasty and fresh and obviously home made with care and expertise. It turned something simple into something superb. In fact if I wasn’t on a budget I’d have ordered a second slice, and at £2 that would be a steal, given the obvious quality.

Cafe Velvet - Carrot Cake

Drinks –
Salted Caramel Latte
Tom: As a hardworking writer I’d be helpless without caffeine, and this Salted Caramel Latte blends that much needed caffeine in a tasty package, and at a reasonable price to boot.

Cafe Velvet - Salted Caramel Latte

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
Tori: It looked nice, lots of cream and marshmallows which was a plus for me, sweet but not too sweet.

Cafe Velvet - Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Staff/Service –
The staff greeted us upon entering, gave us a few moments to pick our order and then brought it out to us quickly, and in a well presented fashion.

Bonuses –
This is a brand new cafe, and will be going through a transitional period but by supporting it you get to watch a new business thrive and at Off the Record that’s what we love to do the most. As well as that the place is just beautiful, well designed and just nice to look at, with a homey aesthetic.

This review was written by Tom Neil and Tori Anderson so click on one of those links to check out more from those authors.

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