Sometimes, the places you come across by chance are better than the those that you plan to visit. The Wild Cafe is one of those places. Situated on a cobbled little side street in the centre of the beautiful city of Bath, it catches the eye with its bright signs and bicycle marking its entrance. and The Wild Cafe in Bath is one of those places I will forever remember as being that delightful little cafe, where the food – no matter what you order – is fantastic. Quoting the motto on their website, they're 'wild about simple food made with quality ingredients'.
I found The Wild Cafe a couple of years ago when I visited Bath with my then boyfriend. We were wandering the streets and when we saw this place, we knew we had to eat here. I'm so glad we did. I had eggs benedict – one of my favourite breakfast dishes, and the eggs were perfect. Always one to try something new on returning visits, last Saturday I opted for something different, but the fact that The Wild Cafe serve breakfast all day is brilliant – why don't all cafes do this?
It was an important lunch, too, because I was meeting my best friend's boyfriend for the first time, and I had lots of questions to ask. We went to The Wild Cafe on my recommendation, and I had high hopes that the food would impress both Bethan and Tim.
The layout of the cafe is all in one space – kitchen included, which I love. It was busy when we got there, but we were greeted as soon as we came in and given some menus to look at while we waited for a table to become available.
There is lots to choose from in The Wild Cafe which is always a good thing.
I was SO tempted by the bacon pancakes. So tempted.
We were seated after a few minutes' wait and ordered some drinks. Tim chose tea and Bethan and I chose apple and elderflower juice.
We were told there would be about a 25 minute wait for food, but that was fine – it's a lovely place to just sit and chat anyway. We talked about our jobs (yawn, I must be getting old) and what we like to do and all the stock questions you ask when you meet someone for the first time. I was also given a little bit of boy advice from Tim and which was most helpful ;)
The food was more than worth the wait. Bethan ordered the goats cheese and chicken sandwich, Tim the rabbit pie and I chose the bacon, brie and tomato chutney sandwich. We all ordered a side of chips too, which, according to the waitress, were super yummy, and she was right.
Perhaps the best bacon and brie sandwich I have had... ever? The bacon was thick, but crispy, and the brie was generously cut, too, although not quite as melted as I would have liked, but it didn't matter. The chutney was an interesting change to the usual cranberry sauce you get with the bacon and brie combination. I ate every last bit, and we left with very full tummies and happy hearts, to the pub where I grilled Tim some more about children, politics and the future...
Have you visited The Wild Cafe? I can't recommend this place enough, and I so wish I lived a little closer to Bath so I could go there more often. It's relaxed, the staff are friendly and attentive, and the food is fantastic. Find out more here.