Regulars at the New Walk branch know that Esquires is committed to the local community. Ryan, the manager at The Wulllcomb branch says they hope to have that same spirit in that branch. The cafe only opened on the 10th of August and it already has some regulars.
Located just over the road from John Lewis (Highcross), and in the fast-developing area, Esquires Coffee is set in a great location. The effort and money gone into renovating the space
The top seating area is perfect to just sip on that coffee and watch the world go by. Peaceful and comfortable, this is also a great place to have a meeting or work ( I noticed many charging points including USB ones dotted around the cafe).
The entrance is well set up too with inviting bar stool seating on one end and larger tables too.
Food & Drink
I was recently invited to try out their breakfast. Their menu is substantive and has something for everyone. The food is halal too.
Prices were competitive. Expect to enjoy fair-trade coffees, fresh orange juice and freshly prepared hot dishes. Their pastries are baked in-store. Cakes/doughnuts are sourced from outside.
Kev and I settled for Turkish baked eggs and Eggs Royale, alongside a cappuccino and fresh orange juice.
Orange juice: The juice is freshly squeezed twice a day. You get a mason jar filled with the fresh refreshing juice and served with a paper straw.
Cappuccino: The coffee was smooth and the consistency was just what I was expecting for a cappuccino. Served in a big cup, this is just what I needed to wake me up.
Turkish Baked Eggs: Two baked eggs came on a bed of seasoned tomato sauce and topped with herbs. The dish was served with two slices of brown toast. The flavours in the dish were delicious and the toast was ideal to mop up the leftover sauce.
Eggs Royale: Toasted muffins topped with spinach, salmon and perfectly poached eggs, this dish was delicious. The portion size was ideal and the hollandaise sauce had the correct consistency. Ingredients were fresh tasting too.
I can’t wait to return and try their waffles because they sounded rather nice.
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