The owner Cathy Homer has been a Pastry Chef and Cake Designer for over 10 years and she believes in using the finest ingredients and creating high quality food. The name came about because Loquacious means talkative and Cathy loves to talk especially when it comes to food.
Atmosphere and Service:
The cafe is small with seating for about 10 people maximum. You can make reservations but only for afternoon tea (£5 deposit required). It has a cosy homely feel to it and the staff are helpful and make you feel welcome. I had reserved a table and requested a table by the floral wall (obviously).
Food & Drink:
The menu caters for many diets and there is a variety of food and drink to pick from. Choose from Jacket potatoes to Salads, Cream Teas to Homemade Cupcakes..they have a good selection and you are sure to find something you like.
I went along with my lovely friend Suzanne and her daughter Isla. Between us we had 1 Afternoon Tea, a Pesto chicken Ciabatta and a Ham & Cheese Toastie.
The food tasted fresh and was beautifully presented.
Pesto Chicken Ciabatta & Ham Cheese Toastie
The ciabatta was freshly made and the ingredients were full of flavour and good quality. The ciabatta was toasted and the cheese on it was perfectly melted.
The ham and cheese toastie was served in a seeded bread and Isla really enjoyed that too.
Both of these were served with a nice mixed salad with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
The Afternoon Tea came on a Wooden Tier and looked amazing. For one person we got a hot drink. perfectly cut and filled sandwich (we chose tuna & sweetcorn), a slice of quiche, warm baked scone, a cupcake, macaron, bite size brownie and a chocolate mousse. This cost £14.95 and was value for money.
The sandwiches were served with some salad too. Soft thick sliced white bread with a good textured tuna & sweetcorn mix, the sandwiches were delicious. Simple but so perfect.
The broccoli quiche portion was a good size and it was tasty and cooked well.
The scone was a warm and came with Tiptree Raspberry jam and clotted jam that was garnished with berries. We shared this and it was so delicious.
Out of all the sweet layer, we enjoyed the cupcake the most. Getting a soft melt in your mouth chocolate cupcake is hard enough let alone when it comes with a Lotus Biscoff centre and a perfectly made Biscoff butter cream. Thinking about it is making my mouth water. I have not had a good cupcake like this in a while. I also had to get one to take away for Kev and he agreed it was really good.
I will definitely be paying Loquacious Bakery a visit too. Thank you to the lovely staff. One I would recommend if you are Leicestershire. You just need to bare in mind it is small and if you want a guaranteed seat you need to make an afternoon tea booking.