Cafe’s located midway along Farnborough’s drab and uninviting Queensmead outdoor precinct. Inside there’s plenty of seating (plus a few outdoor tables for smokers) but the whole place could do with a deep clean – crumbs and spilt food under tables, disgracefully stained bench fabric seating, tatty furniture well past expiry date and you can see surfaces (glazed areas in particular) have been “cleaned” with a dirty rag. All of which is unfortunate as staff are friendly and prices reasonable.
Went for lunch with my Nan. We first ordered drinks, then got asked by a guy if we wanted food (who working on the till with dirty nails but also handling food). Then I noticed 2 female staff members preparing sandwiches one after the other (different bread and fillings – yet no gloves worn or hand washes between making different food).
My roll I ordered was off the special menu (gammon, apple sauce and stuffing – but I had no apple sauce!) except when it arrived it was more stuffing with 2 tiny half slices of gammon, which didn’t even fill the bread. So it tasted more of a stuffing roll than anything else!
I don’t think I will be rushing back!
Had a lovely time staff friendly good food Would recommend this good treat will definitely be going back for another one.
Been going here for a while and was pleased when they reopened after lock down as I’m a big fan of supporting independents, cakes are the highlight here, truthfully I usually take away as I find the seating area a little uncomfortable and old fashioned for my taste.
The reason I’m giving 3 not 5 stars is I was shocked to be told today by the member serving that face masks aren’t needed in store, there is little protection anywhere in that branch and found it quite disconcerting.
That being said the server was really friendly and got great service from her just a pity safety isn’t given the same attention as the cakes and service.