The Wild Rose Café is located in a lovely spot under some magnificent old elm trees, in the middle of a garden centre. The food features lots of delicious home baked goodies, and I loved the lemon curd muffin I had. The coffee was good too.
The location and the food should be a recipe for success, but I felt there were some things that really detracted from these. The first was the service, which seemed oddly flustered, even though there were plenty of staff to serve the number of customers in the café at the time. I wondered if there were some temporary inexperienced staff on duty, it being the holidays. Pointing out the cutlery table at the time I ordered rather than when the food was delivered would have been helpful. Also the coffee was served in jarringly modern cups which clashed with the floral china the cakes were served on, and didn’t fit in with old-fashioned romantic ambience the café seemed to be aiming for.
Still, the café is in an area where there are not a lot of good cafes, and could be worth checking out. Don’t go at a busy time though.
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