I like breakfast. I like brunch. I just like food, actually. Seriously- I'm quite scared to stand on my scales at the moment because I KNOW I am well over my comfort weight and I'm not very happy about it. But I like food, so, well, I probably won't be losing weight anytime soon.
J and I are on a bit of a mission to try out all the awesome breakfast and brunch places in Cardiff and Exeter, and Boston Tea Party was next on our list. I've been before for coffee, and I always thought that Boston Tea Party was independent, or unique to Exeter. Turns out, there are loads of them- primarily in places beginning with B (Bristol, Bath, Birmingham, Barnstaple....), but generally scattered around a bit. I would suggest you find your nearest one and go.
Unfortunately, we'd had a late supper of pizza the night before, and I was feeling slightly grim as a result- so I couldn't stomach my normal brunch of Eggs Benedict. Instead, I went for a blueberry and ginger smoothie, grapefruit, and a cute little cup of granola. J, on the other hand, went for The Boss- which was a ridiculous huge Full English. He'd recommend.
The Boston Tea Party in Exeter has a few little tables downstairs, and a great big open upstairs with big tables you could share with total strangers if you so wished- and given that I'm a big fan of communal dining, I'm a big fan of this set up. It attracts a great mix of people too- on the morning we went, there were students revising, people perusing the morning papers, mothers and children, and a scattering of couples and groups of friends. It made for a great atmosphere, and a lovely place to spend an hour or so- even if I was stropping (I probably was).
Other great things about Boston Tea Party- they like free range, they like sustainable, they have the most ridiculously enormous list of teas I've seen almost anywhere, and it's just generally a nice place to be. Great breakfast, good atmosphere, nice morals, tea. What more do you need?
Can you recommend anywhere else for breakfast in Exeter or Cardiff?