Little Acre is based in the lovely market town of St Ives, just of the main shopping area in Crown Street, the cafe is centrally situated and close to lots of parking facilities.
Great atmosphere as soon as you walk through the doors, a great feeling with what you might experience in the next little while. Luckily I pre booked as Little Acre gets very booked up at weekends with lots of people wandering by enjoyed the lovely bit of sunshine in the middle of February.
The service was really good with very attentive staff on hand to guide us to our pre – booked table. Once my wife and I had ordered, the coffees were very quickly on there way to us, the staff could not have been more helpful.
Little Acre only serve a cooked breakfast at weekends, so I have been waiting for an opportunity to eventually try their breakfasts. There was on offer a good choice, with plenty for the avid full english person and the more healthy option that my wife went for in the end.
On the Plate:
What a lovely looking breakfast, it really looked great on the plate as my juices were starting to flow at a rate of knots. The whole breakfast was perfectly cooked and just the way I liked it. The sausage and bacon were really nice and flavoursome, the sausage was very nicely spiced which I have to say was a pleasant change. Nice to have sautéd potatoes, it is something I really enjoy but few cafes offer them as an option, which is really quite a shame. I really enjoyed the beans, it must have been a twist on a theme with their own recipe …. nice. My only criticism was that the two slice of sourdough toast were very small, and with this type of toast if they are small they become very crispy and quite difficult to eat. My plate was also made of tin, which is great when they’re new, but after a while they become mis-shaped therefore they are not flat, so I found my plate going round and round all the time, which made the breakfast quite difficult to eat.
Luckily my wife was with me today which is always nice, she ordered the Eggs Florentine which she thoroughly enjoyed, except for the tin plate, which once again went round and round.
The flavour of the coffee was very nice indeed, except that there was no free refill, I ordered a large cup, which was really a medium and all for £2.30, when I asked for another one I was once again charged £2.30, and a Cappuccino for my wife at £2.65 which she did thoroughly enjoyed.
My breakfast which was called Little Acre Breakfast at £7.50 and the Eggs Florentine was £6.50, so the breakfast meal for the two of us was £22.25.
We really enjoyed the atmosphere in Little Acre this morning, the breakfast was just as good as the ambience, with freshly cooked and well presented breakfasts, but if there is a criticism it was the plates, and also that they only serve this type of menu at weekends, so they must be missing out on a lot of trade.
7 Crown Street
Date: 18th February 2018