Very pleasant Swiss Chalet themed decor.
Good quality food.
Competitive prices for the environment and quality.
Speed of service
CAFE REVIEW FOR J and L GARDEN CENTRE
DECOR AND SEATING
The cafe at the J and L Garden Centre is extremely attractive being
themed on the style of a Swiss Chalet. In cooler times there is a
large log fie burning which adds to the character of the cafe.
The tables and chairs are solid, chunky wood and the walls are
lapped with more wood. Lots of thought has gone into the design of
this cafe, an example which others could learn from. The J and L cafe
is a stand alone room with good decor and kept absolutely clean. We
saw an outside seating area although this was not in use when we
Beware the brown Labrador dog which wanders around the cafe! He is
totally tame and wouldn't hurt a fly but mournful and very jealous
eyes fix you as you eat your food!
THE PRICES AND RANGE OF FOOD
Prices are good given the quality of the food, Examples include
breakfast which is served until mid-day at £4.95 for the lite
version and £6.95 for the full English version. Light snacks include
soup, toasties, paninis and jacket potatoes from £4 to £6. Baguettes
are £5 and main meals range from £7.50 to £8.50. However if you go
for the house specials of Tartiflette or Berthaud they will cost you
The J and L cafe also does a good choice of pizzas costing from £6 to
£8. Teas, coffees and alcoholic drinks are served with an appealing
range of cakes.
QUALITY OF FOOD
The quality of the food is excellent. Good ingredients and good
We waited 15
minutes for a 'lite' breakfast, from ordering to receiving the meal.
Toast was also included (an extra pound or so) even though we had
specifically excluded it from the order. The wait
was shorter than our two less recent visits so it looks like speed
of service has improved.
Top marks for the effort put into the Swiss Chalet themed decor, it
makes eating in this cafe a pleasure. The food is excellent as well.
We hope you have enjoyed and benefited from this independent review of
the Cafe at J and L Garden Centre. Remember that it is our opinion and may be the result of one visit
only. If you are the owner of the J and L Garden Centre and want to discuss this review with us
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