Distinguished by its charming decor and delicious treats and goodies, Cafe Bloom is a stop on the Midlands Meander that is well worth making. Pass the time with a leisurely breakfast or enjoy a mid-morning snack (the brownies are rumoured to be particularly tasty!). When you’ve satisfied your appetite, why not browse the lovely botanical paintings and pottery on display? This one’s for craft and caffeine lovers alike.
It’s a melting pot of charming decor ideas, quirky collectibles and mouth-watering food, this quaint cafe is perfect for a mid-meander cuppa coffee. You’ll no doubt find it easy to unwind in the formal courtyard surrounded by neat hedges, complete with a billowing fountain.
Michael and Sally Haigh, run the cafe, are clearly dedicated to the arts as much as they are to delicious homemade fare. Michael, himself a talented ceramicist who exhibited his work at the 2009 Design Indaba in Cape Town, proudly displays his original works throughout the cafe. You’ll see his distinct ceramics beautifully absorbed into the timeless decor of the space, featuring a visible influence of Classical and 8th Century Chinese ceramics.
Find it on the R103 towards Rosetta just outside Nottingham Road .
The fresh farm table with gorgeous freshly made salads and food is a nice way to make sure you can get a bit of everything tasty.
They have wonderful healthy homemade parsnip, leek and parsley soup served in enamel mugs, to their always irresistible cheesecake and other sweet treats. If you’ve built up an appetite after all the hours of meandering, there are also more substantial meals on the menu for you to try.
The mismatched chairs and characteristic barn-style red door make it an adorable cafe that oozes personality. A delightful touch is the special, hand-written snippets of wisdom that you’ll discover all over the store!