We’ll soon be able to spend as much time as we like at all of our favourite bars and restaurants as lockdown restrictions across the country begin to ease.
With just two weeks left to wait, I’ve been taking the opportunity to visit some of Liverpool’s smaller, independent businesses I hadn’t gotten around to trying.
And I’ve been missing out.
This week, I took a trip to a tiny Liverpool cafe you’ve probably walked past a million times but may never have taken the time to visit.
Coffee & Fandisha is tucked away on Brick Street in the Baltic Triangle, among offices and building sites, so it would be no surprise if you missed it when walking past.
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Once you’re inside though, there’s a warm, cosy, inviting space waiting for you.
I’ve followed the Liverpool business on social media for ages, but never got round to trying it out.
I made the trip to Coffee & Fandisha around lunchtime one day this week and found it very quiet, with just one other customer and one member of staff working in the small cafe.
Coffee & Fandisha has a small menu which features dishes such as the Fandisha Rice Bowl, Sourdough Grills and Soup of the Day, along with a variety of hot and cold drinks.
Since we’d never been before we weren’t too sure what to go for, so we went for the basics and ordered two of the Grilled Cheese with Chutney (£5.75 each), two Chai lattes (£3 each) and, to treat ourselves, a chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie and a cherry bakewell slice.
Due to having just one member of staff there was somewhat of a wait for the food, but it was definitely worth it.
The Grilled Cheese sandwich consisted of sourdough bread, melted cheese and caramelised onion chutney.
The bread was crispy around the edges but delightfully smooth on the inside – I’d definitely try it again.
The chai latte was up there with the best of them, and I’m an admitted Chai latte-snob.
The bakewell slice was soft and crumbly and definitely worth the calories.
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The cookie was soft and doughy and not too rich, which made it the perfect ending to my Coffee & Fandisha lunch.
I’m certainly not the only fan of Coffee & Fandisha, but I’ll definitely be taking the opportunity to visit again.