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“How long should you have to queue for a coffee?”

The Willow Tree Cafe
Ranked #9 of 10 Restaurants in Brixworth
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

3 staff on today - 1 making food, 1 female member of staff looking busy clearing dishes, filling dog bowls(!) and avoiding eye contact as best she could, 1 doing his best to do everything else including serving ice cream, taking money and making coffee...slowly. 20 minutes queue to get a coffee...

Food was overpriced across the board from the pre-packed cakes, chocolate, to the crisps and cans. Service was friendly, but why so slow? Maybe a few more staff would be in order?

Would hate to see the place on a really busy day.

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Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We found out that breakfast was served until noon, so six of us arrived on a Monday morning shortly after 10am. We ordered six full English breakfasts and coffee. The staff seemed initially a little less than enthusiastic about preparing this order. The coffee was filter coffee and in large bowl-like cups, which was good. The breakfast consisted of one small over-cooked fried egg, one slice of bacon on the verge of being burned (we did ask for well done but this might have taken it a bit far), a sausage which was a cut-in-half jumbo sausage, mushrooms which were not freshly cooked, half a tomato (cooked), baked beans which were clearly economy standard, a hash brown and a slice of toast. All apart from the hash brown were not piping hot and by serving on warmed plates this would be improved. My wife asked for brown sauce instead of the individual portion of ketchup supplied. The result was a brown substance which was rather thin and did not taste anything like brown sauce.
This venue is convenient for people walking round Pitsford Reservoir, cycling, or dog walking. It should be able to offer catering to a higher standard, especially if it wishes to compete with other local venues for breakfast. I cannot comment on the lunches and previously I have only used the cafe to buy an ice cream or a hot drink. At nearly £6 for a breakfast, this was expensive for the quality of food supplied.

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Thank Andrew_Moodie
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