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Kings Walk Kitchen

My friend and I have a list of all of the independent cafes in Nottingham we want to visits in our last year of uni together. We usually go to our go-to places of the Pudding Pantry or The Kitchen on Pelman Street, however it is also great to try somewhere different, especially somewhere very much benefiting the Nottingham community. Our first catch-up this year gave us the perfect excuse to tick the first one off our list; Kings Walk Kitchen. This is somewhere I have walked past on a myriad of occasions since it opened early this year, however I have never been in or even looked at the menu. 

The cafe serves breakfast, brunch, all-day food including toasties, baguettes and salads and offers a selection of cakes. When I found out that their menu is freshly made using local suppliers and produce, it made me love the place even more. They have an amazing variety of options for veggie and vegan diets too.

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When we entered the space, it was evident that the cafe has two sections, one area where you can sit, enjoy lunch and even people watch out the large windows and the other being a section with plenty of plug sockets. This would be the perfect place to sit in the quiet and either chill or also some work or studying. I am so glad I have discovered this as I enter third year. 

My friends and I believe that Kings Walk Kitchen must be owned by the same people as The Kitchen. This is because the cake stand layout is very similar, the menu layout and clipboards are almost identical and some of the menu options are the same. However, we definitely were not complaining as we do love The Kitchen.

The whole cafe was bright and airy thanks to the white and pale mint colour scheme and which was also aided by the giant windows. We went on a very grey day, but even still the space was light, giving it an open feeling. We stayed in the cafe for over 2.5 hours; it really felt homely and relaxing in there and we didn’t feel rushed in any way to order, eat and/or depart which can often be the case in other small cafes. It just had an overall friendly and inviting ambience.

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Chloe opted for a late brunch option which is available longer on the weekend, scrambled egg, beans and buttered toast. Georgia and I chose from the all-day menu section of the menu and I chose the vegan toastie and Georgia selected the chicken and pesto panini from the specials board. 

The prices were very reasonable, the service was excellent and the portions were similarly great. The food was amazing and so well presented with both lunch options coming with a side salad and house slaw. My toastie came with a very generous amount of vegan cheese and also roasted red pepper, spinach and red pesto. It was the perfect amount and very satisfying.

This cafe trip has definitely raised the bar and standard for the next one we visit on our list; I’m sure we will return back to the Kings Walk Kitchen as we all loved our time in the space. 

Rachel

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