|Good food and great value at 'The Caterham Cafe'|
|Reviewed by Julia Church|
|Wednesday, 23 March 2011 15:08|
Good food and great value at 'The Caterham Café'
The Caterham Café in Godstone Road, Caterham Valley, is a very popular venue for catching up with friends over lunch or 'brunch'.
The light and spacious café close to St. John's Church offers child-friendly facilities with high-chairs for tots and a Children's Menu for £2.50. The café opens at 8am on weekdays and Saturdays, so early birds can start their day with a great British cooked breakfast (served all day). The price starts at just £4.20 for egg, bacon, sausage, fried slice, beans or tomatoes, two slices of bread and butter and a tea or coffee. Alternatively you can choose your own combination breakfast from a selection that includes black pudding, sausage, mushroom and even bubble and squeak!
When I popped in for lunch and a catch-up with my mother recently, we were both impressed with the wide choice of homecooked meals to choose from and the reasonable prices. Alongside the regular menu is a selection of lunchtime 'specials' starting with Soup of the Day with a buttered roll for £2.95 and a selection of mains including beef casserole with a bowl of rice for £4.95, a full roast dinner (with beef, lamb or pork) for £5.95 and Chicken and Bacon Salad for £5.20, which is the choice Mum opted for. I went for Spaghetti Bolognese from the regular menu, priced at £4.50.
There are plenty of drinks to choose from, including tea, coffee and a selection of wines and beers.
My spaghetti had a lovely meaty bolognese sauce, while the salad had plenty of warm chicken and bacon and was, Mum said: "Very filling!"
When it comes to dessert, the café serves all the traditional favourites including Apple Pie and Custard, Spotted Dick and Custard, Sponge Treacle Roly-Poly and Chocolate Fudge Cake with prices from £2.00- £2.50. The café also serves omelettes, jacket potatoes and a range of sandwiches, rolls and baguettes if you would prefer a lighter lunch and also caters for those who want a take-away.
The café closes at 5pm weekdays and 6pm Saturdays and is open on Sundays from 9am-4pm. There are parking spaces in bays directly outside or in the Morrisons car park just yards away. Perfect!