I had a very exciting lunch today. I’ve suspected, for some time now, that bigger beans eat lots of interesting things; not just milk!
This has been confirmed recently when mummy bean let me have a tiny taste of something she was eating. I could have eaten a whole bottle full but mummy bean says I have to wait a few more weeks before I can do that. I’m looking forward to that but for now I’ll hand you over to mummy bean who’s going to tell you all about the cafe we went to.
Today we went to meet some friends for lunch in a cafe called Giraffe in Portsmouth. We’ve been to Giraffe before but this is the first time we’d been with little bean. Here’s what we thought of the experience. Please excuse the grainy photos, it was a very grey day outside and I only had my phone with me.
Overall score: 11/15 Got time to read more? Let’s break it down…
The menu is an eclectic mix of ranch burgers, Mexican style food and all day breakfasts. It feels like it can’t make up its mind what it wants to be but it’s fair to say there is something for everyone. There’s a good childrens’ menu and the staff are very accommodating when asking for off menu changes. The drinks menu is very comprehensive and they offer a good range of smoothies. So what did it all taste like?
Food: What did I have?
- Rodeo Chicken Burger – The rodeo chicken burger comes with a side order of skin on fries. I love fries and these are really tasty. Not skinny fries as you might expect put somewhere in-between chips and fries. There is no side salad but there is a healthy portion of salad in the burger bun. The chicken was tasty and definitely not processed meat. We had a side order of onion rings which were a bit greasy but good tasting grease. It just tastes so good somedays!
- Tiramisu Sundae – I always worry when I order dessert that it’s going to be huge. Especially when it’s a sundae. It can just be off-putting sometimes. This sundae was a perfect size. For me, it didn’t have quite enough tiramisu sponge in it, perhaps less chocolate ice-cream and more coffee sponge would give it more of a tiramisu taste.
- Hippy Hippy Shake – This smoothie was very promising, billed as including, pineapple, mango, passionfruit and banana. Unfortunately it just tasted of banana, I could barely taste the mango or the pineapple which was a real shame. Bean had a tiny taste and she yummed it up as banana is a real hit with her at the moment.
- Decaffeinated Americano – So here’s my gripe, and my husband’s; why can you not get a filter coffee these days, why is it always an Americano. Don’t get me wrong, it was a very nice Americano, but I don’t want shots of espresso I want coffee! I know it’s a la mode, but it’s annoying, so decaf it was so I don’t bounce of the walls.
Overall, nice main and a tasty dessert but disappointing beverages so I can’t really give it more than an average mark.
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