Casa Cafe in Loughborough seems to be a really popular spot to grab breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
We popped in looking for breakfast, preferably one of the ‘greasy spoon’ variety and I was in luck
The Full English Breakfast listed out on the menu at being “2 bacon rashers, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, beans, mushrooms, and 2 slices of toast” was being offered up to the punters for £6.50.
It was an offer that I was to gratefully accept by handing over my hard earned cash to place my order. A question of “Do you want any drinks?” led to me parting with a few more coins for a cup of tea.
I could have just had a smaller breakfast for £4.90 but they called it a ‘Half Breakfast” and I don’t do anything by half so that was right off the table before we even get started 🙂
FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST
As breakfast platefuls go this one is a bit of a mixed affair. Obviously the sum of all parts means that you are going to end up with a full belly and a happy heart but lets be fair some parts were better than others.
With just one glance at the picture of the dish you can see that we are not at the high end of the market for the sausages where we are down the cheaper end of the banger. Still enjoyable though!
Highlights were the nicely cooked crispy bacon, the two perfectly fried eggs with runny yolks and the really nice toasted bread with butter cut from a proper loaf.
I wasn’t that keen on the mushrooms (sadly as I do usually look forward to those) or the tomatoes which could have been a bit more cooked through. The beans well, they were just beans, but was good to see that the bean juice bridge was present to keep them away from the eggs.
Overall though you get decent plate of food for your money and the people in the place were very friendly. I liked that I could see the chap cooking up the food behind the counter so I knew it was coming out freshly prepared
They do also have sandwiches, toasties, paninis, jacket spuds and more, so not just breakfast stuff. I failed to get a decent picture of the menu but I did manage a snap of the omelette section mostly as I almost had one instead of the breakfast.
The one I fancied was “Louie Special Omelette – ham, cheese, tomato, mushroom, bacon & onion” from £6.80 which I thought sounded like good value especially as it came with chips and salad! Maybe next time?