Spencers Cafe No nonsense caff
The Longer Read Spencers Cafe is an old school caff, cheap and cheerful, just off Cheltenham’s High Street.
It’s over the road from Revival Cafe, another cafe that has been around for a while. It’s one of Cheltenham’s stock of family-run cafes that have by-passed the hipster thing, and skipped the exposed wood and Edison lightbulbs. Quite refreshing really. Actually, Spencers is where the hipsters should be, after all, out discovering the authentic and all that.
Anyway, not an unsocked shoe to be seen on our visit. The best thing about the place is the service, which is warm and friendly and speedy. Menu is kind of standard, but good value and this is handy location for a quick stop.
Things kick off with a breakfast served all day (£5.50) upgradable to a ‘Mega Breakfast’ (£9.50). That seemed to be going down well when were there. The rest of the Spencers Cafe menu is pretty routine: burgers, steak and kidney pie, lasagne etc. No real surprises, but this place is good value at £5 – £7 for mains. Also on the menu, there are Panini’s (sic)*, savoury croissants and sandwiches.
Our tea arrived instantly, slightly grubby teapot. Tea cakes were pre-buttered (actually pre-margarined I think). The tea (£1.65) was OK, as was coffee (cuppuccino (£2.00)).
*See elsewhere on this site, it’s becoming an obsession.