Most cafes seem to be aimed either at locals or at tourists. Ben Lora welcomes both, and as tourists we never feel out of place. There are books to browse, as well, and cards and small gifts. The man in charge looks as though he spent a lifetime at sea before taking on the cafe, but here he is being pleasant to tourists such as us, surrounding himself with attractive young waitresses who are equally friendly. We have been visiting for several years now, just for coffee and cake in the afternoon, but the lunch menu looks delicious as well. There is an impressive display of cakes and tray-bakes, but one of our favourites (not seen in most cafes) is the ginger crunch. One year this wasn't on offer, and we asked the old sea-dog about it. It appeared that he simply took what "she" chose to bake, and that year she chose not to bake it. To make our point we asked about it two or three times. Perhaps he had a quiet word with "her" because next year it was back on the menu.
P.S. He probably isn't an old sea-dog at all. Sorry, Mr. Ben Lora
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