Recently Sammy, Mr Biscuit (her gorgeous miniature Daschund puppy) and I headed to Barker and Stonehouse in Hove on a rainy Saturday afternoon for a mooch around, a long over-due catch-up and to check out their new coffee house (situated upstairs at the back).
The Queensbury Coffee House is a lovely open space with plenty of seating, including a comfy corner sofa and armchair that we quickly snapped up (the furnishings and home decor items are all supplied by Barker and Stonehouse and are for sale)! I absolutely loved the wall of mirrors 🙂
They sell a plethora of sandwiches, flatbreads, sausage rolls, cakes and more which are all produced by Coburn and Baker. They even offer milkshakes, smoothies and waffles. They also have a wide choice of coffees, teas, hot chocolates and cold drinks, plus an exclusive coffee blend; the Gold Goat, which is a creamy blend with hints of butterscotch and roasted almonds. There are a lot of vegan and dairy-free options when choosing from the menu too 🙂
Sammy went for a coffee (which came with a bear’s face on it) and I chose a raspberry lemonade pressé by Belvoir! Sammy and I couldn’t decide what food to go for though, so I suggested we could always pick a couple of things that we wanted to try to then share them (mostly because I’m super greedy)! We ended up choosing a halloumi flatbread and an amazing-sounding turkey, bacon and cranberry focaccia.
For dessert, we both decided to choose the waffles as it’s not generally something you’d find available on a coffee shop menu!! I couldn’t decide between strawberries and cream or salted caramel gelato, so our very lovely waiter, Jordan, said he could put a scoop of gelato on mine as well as the strawberries and cream. What a legend 😀 Sammy went for the gelato waffles and had banana on hers!
The food was incredibly delicious and I couldn’t fault anything! The flatbread was so tasty and I almost felt sad I had to share it! That being said, I’m glad I did because I got to try the Christmas focaccia as well and it was brilliant! I nearly admitted defeat and couldn’t finish the waffles but after a 10 minute interlude, I soldiered on to the finish line!
I’d highly recommend The Queensbury Coffee House if you’re in the area, especially because you can wander round the shop before or afterwards. There’s a free car park outside and the coffee house and shop are dog and child friendly.
It’s definitely somewhere I’d want to go again, especially as the food is just stunning and Barker and Stonehouse has some incredible home inspiration; including gorgeous wall colours, beautiful furniture and quirky home decor!
Have you been to The Queensbury Coffee House yet? Would you be tempted to go and try it out for yourself? Le me know in the comments below 🙂 x
*I was invited by The Queensbury Coffee House to review a selection of their food but all views, love of waffles and interior design are my own.