Secret review: Holme is where the heart is ...

Cathy's Holme Village Cafe
Cathy's Holme Village Cafe

Holme is where the heart is and we visited Holme on Spalding Moor to try a breakfast from Cathy’s Café on the village green.

A very pretty little café it is too, right in the heart of the village which boasts the longest High Street in East Yorkshire.

It’s situated on the green with its attractive flower beds, bench and marvellous information board telling the history and interesting facts about the village.

The café has outside seating too, and come the warmer weather we can certainly see ourselves sat chatting and enjoying refreshments in the fresh air.

Inside to the warmth we went, and a lovely warm welcome we got too, from Cathy and her husband, as we sat ourselves down and perused the board. We plumped for the Full English Breakfast £4.95 and the Veggie Breakfast also £4.95. Coffee £1.50 & Chai Latte £1.90 which came in lovely big mugs.

While we waited for the food to be cooked, Cathy brought us a plate of hot buttered toast to be going on with, which was a nice touch.

The food soon arrived, the Full English consisted of two sausages, two rashers of bacon, an egg, a slice of black pudding, one hash brown, mushrooms, beans and tomatoes while the veggie consisted of two veggie sausages (Linda McCartney’s), two hash brown, two eggs, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and was all piping hot and delicious.

There was Heinz ketchup and HP sauce on the table along with the usual condiments.

As we ate, there was a steady stream of customers either taking food away or eating in and enjoying the lovely friendly atmosphere.

Cathy’s is also very popular for lunch, on the specials board was ham, egg and chips or lasagne and salad, both £4.30.

Cathy’s also has a deli counter selling sandwiches, cream cakes, sausage rolls, fresh bread and milk among other things.

The café itself is immaculately clean and tidy with lovely café-themed decorations and a great view of the village High Street where you can see all the comings and goings of village life.

There are newspapers available to read and Cathy and her husband chat to the customers as they prepare the food in the open plan kitchen area.

Toilet facilities were noted to be good.

We rate the café to be very good value for money and our scores were an average of 9/10 - a good score indeed!

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