Once upon a time, The Wattmeister used to write about cycling, with particular reference to the great characters of The Muswell Hill Peloton. For these pieces, Google analytics recorded a modest following…mostly friends, relatives and accidental hits.
When he started posting reviews of Full English Breakfasts in Muswell Hill, the analytics figures surged. Could it be the case that the public is more interested in food than cycling? This is a rompecabeza, …a puzzle which needs to be solved.
To wit, yesterday The Wattmeister cycled 200 kms or 125 miles in and around the Cotswold Hills in the company of Rapid Ben, Iron Mike, Pistol Pete, Toobies, The Outlaw and Baking Ben. It was mostly very cold and foggy, but a great group dynamic and, latterly, a smidgen of sunshine, helped to fashion a glorious day out.
In the process, we each burned approximately 4,800 calories which equates roughly to 3 x Full English Breakfasts.
Having therefore earned the right to restock the larder, The Wattmeister visited the tiny Cherry Tree Café on Muswell Hill Road situated in a small parade of shops at the top of Cranley Gardens.
Ambience: small, clean, tidy caff.
Cost: Full English Breakfast Set 2 £5.80 including black americano.
Content: 1 sausage, 2 slices of bacon, 2 slices of black pudding, 2 hash browns, 1 fried egg, good portion of baked beans and 2 slices of toast.
This café has changed ownership a few times over the last decade. Chapeau to the new owners…this breakfast was an example of outstanding value for money. A generous portion, served hot with good coffee. Well worth the 300m walk down Muswell Hill Road if you are feeling peckish. No mushrooms or tomato, but black pudding as standard on the set 2 menu.
If you ever ride 200 kms in one go, then three of these babies will replace the burned calories.
Score: 9 watts/ 10 watts