George Street Canteen
If you’re out shopping in St Albans and are looking for somewhere to have a spot of brunch or a coffee, the George Street Canteen is a must visit. The café is tucked away in a tranquil courtyard and, while close to the city centre, it feels a million miles away from the bustling town.
Enjoy views of the cathedral from an al fresco spot, or choose to sit indoors, in the light and airy café. A warm welcome is guaranteed, too, at what was named the most family-friendly venue at the St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards 2016.
A menu, featuring locally sourced produce, is brimming with tasty breakfast and lunch options that are served all day. The George Street Club caught my eye – a triple-toasted sandwich packed with smoked back bacon, chicken, egg, tomato, rocket and mayonnaise. The homemade slaw that accompanied it was a delight. I also couldn’t resist ordering a side of baked sweet potato wedges, which came with a sour cream and chive dip. My dining partner plumped for the halloumi wrap – a toasted tortilla stuffed with halloumi, roasted peppers, couscous and rocket. There are plenty of warm baked goodies from brownies to muffins to round off any meal, or to enjoy as a standalone treat with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee and maybe a good book.