Woke up early this morning, couldn’t get back to sleep so decided at 5.30am to come and be creative (I hope) on the blog. At the top of my desktop I always have loads of photos we have taken re: food, kitchen garden, fruit and vegetables etc, so have decided to make up a sort of written collage of one of our favourite new discoveries in Hornsea.
Our house is situated 5/6 minutes walk away from both Hornsea Beach and the beautiful Hornsea Mere.
The Mere is an incredible inland lake, covered at times with a scattering of almost every type of duck you can think of, as well as geese and swans. It is just beautiful, whether in winter, spring or now in summer.
Enough of Nature. This is a food blog! Even more beautiful now is the fact that Hornsea Mere Cafe has been gently renovated, given a fresh coating of dazzling white paint and been taken over by some folk that create the best Breakfast Menu I have ever seen.
We’ve been in our new house 3 months now, and although we still have the odd un-packed box lurking in a corner of some rooms, we have tried to create a spare bedroom that we feel friends would enjoy sleeping in (not forgetting the 5 grandchildren!) So two sets of friends have tried it out, and seem to like it. But we hit upon the idea that because we live in such an idyllic place, why not capitalise on it. So anyone who comes to stay will be taken for a surprise “Breakfast a la Mere”.
The Full English Breakfast is beautifully cooked (this is definitely not a greasy spoon cafe), and is accompanied by a platter of freshly made toast, and if desired, a pot of tea with a jug of hot water, milk and sugar.
Can you imagine the joy of it – on a glorious Summer weekend morning, getting up and wandering down to the Mere for the 9.00 o’clock, (10.00am weekdays), sitting in the window overlooking the flocks of ducks, geese and swans on the shimmering lake and choosing from the huge choice of food on the Breakfast Menu board.
There is something for everyone. Full English, Omelettes (Spinach, Goats Cheese & Mushroom was a recent choice), Bubble & Squeak topped with Black Pudding and a Fried Egg, Eggs Benedict, Bacon or Sausage Sandwiches and – one for my 13yr old grandson, Jacob, Hot Dogs! Many more choices, plus choice of every type of coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks. On the other huge menu board are listed Cakes to die for, Sandwiches, Hot Snacks, and now even a choice of wine. We feel we have found food heaven, in such a beautiful setting. We are lucky people!