A new cafe has opened in Burgess Park. Now I’m all for any new places to hang out in my area but this new development has left me feeling quite sad. The old Chumleigh Gardens cafe has closed down just around the corner, and I miss it. You used to be able to have a quiet cuppa in the pretty Islamic garden and I liked the battered old sofas inside. The new cafe over looks the equally new eco playground, and while it was quiet today I can imagine it would be pretty hectic just after school or on weekends. I’ll hold judgment on the new place for now though because the food looked really good (local ingredients, William Rose meat, Fairtrade coffee) and there’s no doubt the interiors are certainly fresher than before.

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