Local cafes thrive when locals tell their friends and keep coming back for more themselves. It definitely looks like the Stonefields’ community find their local cafe, Charlie & George somewhat irresistible.
Frequenting this cheerful neighbourhood cafe twice last week, the smiling staff were extremely welcoming. Cheerful and efficient service, the superb coffee delighted us too.
The outside courtyard was a little too chilly given the autumnal breeze; we grabbed a table inside in the sun, the floor to ceiling glass trapping the warmth inside. The school holidays brought a mixed crowd: retirees; groups of mums and kids; and even a couple of laid-back business lunches underway. The place was humming as we left, little did I realise how soon I’d be back.
A few days later, on Saturday afternoon we were heading home and in need of a caffeine fix. Other than my local coffee haunt I frequent way too often, I’m always keen to try somewhere new but my friend who lives nearby hadn’t been to Charlie & George. As fate would have it there was one empty table in the sun. The waiter reset it without a fuss; there were plenty of other empty clean tables in the shade.
Another shot or two of coffee and another tempting scone. This time a potato, cheese and dill one devoured, the moreish date and orange scones long gone.
Charlie & George is driving not walking distance from home but I will definitely pop in again soon. Check it out yourself – Charlie & George