We’ve all been there: it’s a weekend morning and you’ve got nothing in the cupboards. The evening previously, you were out at a friend’s wedding or celebrating a special occasion.
Whether it’s a full English fry-up that you crave, or some comforting Shepherd’s Pie: they’ve got some fantastic traditional fare to suit all palates. What’s more, is that if you spend over £10 then you can receive free local delivery.
One of their most popular items is ‘The Mega Breakfast,’ consisting of: 2 Sausages, 2 bacon, 2 eggs, beans, tomatoes, black pudding, bubble & squeak or saute potatoes or hash browns, mushrooms, fried bread or toast, all served with a free tea or filter coffee. All of this is just £8.25 – even if you popped to the shops to make your own, you would struggle to get all of this for this bargain price.
Simon also has two other venues in Colchester, both offering something quite unique to the diners in Essex:
Café 21 is just a stone’s throw from the library and has a picturesque courtyard adorned with pretty table-cloths, giving the venue a somewhat continental feel.
They offer a great range of hearty and healthy options, with plenty of choice for vegetarians, vegans and those on gluten-free and dairy-free diets. The ingredients are sourced from local award-winning suppliers and, depending on the season, you can enjoy salads, sandwiches and bakes with a Mediterranean or North African flavour, beef or vegetarian chilli, or a warming soup of the day served with white, granary or gluten-free bread.
The third venue is Timbers, which is popular with Colchester residents. All the ingredients are sourced from local suppliers, prepared on the premises and served with a smile. The food can be accompanied by a wonderful range of hot drinks, including the delectable coconut hot chocolate. Desserts feature old-fashioned favourites such as an ice cream sundae of the day, homemade crumbles and jam roly poly, and you can also indulge in traditional afternoon tea.
With such tasty food, fast and friendly service, and reasonable prices, it isn’t surprising that Timbers is very popular, so make sure you book to be sure of a place.