Glutton & Glee [Guildford, UK]
Sean dropped me off at the station to tkae the train into Guildford. I was planning to check out the local museum (interesting and comprehensive, if small), the castle and, of course, the shops.
After walking around Guildford for a while, shopping and seeing the sights, I decided it was time for a much needed break. Now, where to eat? I saw a French bistro that looked interesting but when I’m by myself, I prefer smaller, more intimate environments.
Across the street was this lovely little cafe called Glutton & Glee. What got my attention was the sign outside that read “British food, locally sourced.” So in I went.
Small and cozy describe it very well: there are three single tables downstairs next to the window, the counter and a couple of ovens (as I was paying, someone was removing a cake from the oven. It smelled delicious.) There is marginally more room upstairs: three single ones and two tables for four. The castle gardens can be seen from the window. I loved the ancient wood beams supporting the ceiling.
I ordered a Sherbourne Farm ham and cheddar with Sussex beer mustard on sourdough bread, a lemonade and a coffee. The sandwich came with some potato crisps (or chips, depending who’s reading this) and cost £ 4.95. I’d forgotten that English mustard was such a great sinus cleanser!
The ingredients were fresh and tasty and the coffee was good. The staff are young, enthusiastic and paid attention to every detail. A lovely experience.
Glutton & Glee Cafe