Eating breakfast out topped Jim's list of things he wanted to do on his birthday today (yes our birthdays are three days apart) so after our disappointing experience of a fortnight ago, we decided to select our venue from a safer source, starting at the top of the Trip Advisor recommendations...
The Driftwood Cafe is situated in the heart of Emsworth town centre near the Hampshire county border, nestled between the many independent shops that this lovely market town benefits from. It's decked out in muted blues with wood paneling, copious cushions and a very rustic nautical feel. It's open seven days, and on Sunday's between 10-5pm. When we arrived just before 11am was pleasantly bustling with people of different ages.
Jim opted for the cooked breakfast which was "very nice and a good price" whilst I tried the Eggs Benedict with a really fantastic homemade Hollandaise sauce, and we picked a toasted teacake for Theo, not baked in house, but supplied by the excellent local Westbourne Bakery.
The food was good and arrived quickly and the whole place had a very clean and welcoming vibe with the decor clearly having been well thought through. They have a very pretty little garden at the back where you can be served with canine companions in tow (always good!) and they also offer a very tempting looking afternoon tea, and an impressive array of cakes.
We suspect we will be back to try both the garden and the tea, especially as we have relatives visiting next week. Definitely a venue add to our list!