The Cosy Club
Forget the Ladies who lunch, it’s all about the lasses who brunch… The Cosy Club describes itself as “quirky, eccentric and playful…” and, on a drizzly Sunday evening, I took real comfort in the atmosphere provided by the Loungers Limited’s new venture. The interior was authentically retro, giving off an air of old world charm. You know the place is considered ‘in’ when bloggers lurk, yet the open plan room was so vast that our own giggling party failed to hear iPhones clicking at their cooling plates of food. As the menu was distracting we chose to keep it snappy by collectively opting for the brunch selection.
While Ola had the grilled chicken ciabatta, I chose the Creamed Scrambled Egg (£6.75) with Severn and Wye smoked salmon, chives and sour cream on sourdough, which turned out to be as delicious as it sounded. My only reservation was with the base of the serving: top marks for health consciousness were deducted upon finding out that the sourdough was unbreakable. I had to resort to picking up my pile of tasty protein and omega three – I got to appreciate that the salmon was, indeed, very fresh – with my bare hands, posh McDonalds style.
To accompany my messy brunch I had a simple loose-leaf tea. They say chamomile has a natural sweetness, a fact I hadn’t previously been able to confirm until my first sip of the real deal outside of the home. Not surprisingly, the café has already received an impressive number of awards, like the Bath Good Food Award and the Innovation of the Year Award.
I would hastily recommend The Cosy Club to anyone who would appreciate a vintage ambiance that somehow manages to not feel dated or desperately indie. Not to mention the food is scrumptious – well, at least their brunch menu delivers. Just don’t hold me accountable for the rest of the menu.