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Homemade Cafe

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Serving locally sourced goodness, the Nottingham-based cafe is located on Pelham Street, just off Market Square. The cafe is open for brunch, lunch and afternoon treats all served in a small, yet welcoming space.

If you have read any of my food/cafe blogs previously, you’ll be aware that I enjoy discovering independent coffee shops with my mum whenever she comes to visit me at University. We were able to spot Homemade from the street from their delicious window display of homemade cakes and savoury treats. The space is perfect for lunch with friends, coffee fuelled work sessions or just enjoying a slice of cake alone.

Inside the Homemade we spent some time looking at the menu and checking out their chalkboard menu for the specials and soup of the day. They offer everything from classic full breakfast to pancakes and from burgers to quiches. They also have a selection of salads, sandwiches, cakes and assorted savoury and sweet options.

In the end, I chose the halloumi, roast tomato, egg and spinach on sourdough. It was delicious and definitely lived up to my expectations; satisfying my lunch cravings! It was also presented very nicely which added to the appeal for me.

My mum went for the tart of the day which consisted of roast vegetables and feta with a choice of two of the salads: the beetroot salad and superfood one. The portion size was very generous and we both got a lot for our money; definitely great value.

We were very temped by the sandwiches on the specials board and one in particular being the sweet potato, spinach and roasted pepper option which also comes with a salad also. On the menu, the falafel, pitta bread, tomatoes, and salad option and the vegan wrap with sweet potato, hummus, chickpea, red pepper, and spinach with one deli salad, sounded equally as delicious.

Both myself and my mum really enjoyed eating at Homemade and I am pretty sure that I am not the only one; we’ll definitely be going back. I also liked their views on how food should be perceived: “Homemade believes in proper food, that means proper tasty butter not rubbish additive filled margarine, sandwiches made with traditionally baked breads, jacket potatoes fluffy and oven baked and not from a silly microwave.”

I really appreciate the fact that their dishes are all freshly prepared with love and good old fashioned baking, and filled with ‘real’ ingredients; we will be going back soon!

Rachel