Firstly I would not really describe this as ‘budget’, in fact I would say some of the choices are really quite expensive. For example, I had the salt beef special with beetroot and potato salad costing £12. The quality was good, bread was tasty, fresh and overall had good flavour. Their cheapest main course option is a ‘chicken wrap’ (I’ve had this before and it’s not particularly filling) at £9. Bear in mind that this is a fairly scruffy café and not a plush restaurant (I like the fact that it’s unpretentious though).
Other dishes on the menu are not truly budget, such as the small side salads priced at £4.80 each. Drinks again are relatively expensive: £2 for a mint tea, £3.60 for a glass of orange juice.
On this occasion (have been about six or so times over the last few years) the service was not at all attentive (one meal was served before the other, we could have been told in advance that one would take longer and asked if we wanted to have them together for example). At the end of the meal we were not asked if we wanted a dessert or coffee and we had to chase them for the bill (it was not really busy, about half full).
I think they have shown themselves to be complacent and that’s a pity really especially
since their future business is under threat.