Saturday we headed to The Whole World Cafe, and what do you know it was actually open this time? We were a bit previous on our other two visits. It's a nice place, not sure they're quite up to speed yet, but salads and coffee and juice were good, and it's nice decor and atmosphere.
That's what I wrote on the blog, should I go into more detail here? The decor of the place is really nice, all light wood and the ubiquitious art for sale on the wall. Somehow I didn't realise it's in the space left by the old Wishing Well tea rooms, and they've made a feature of the old wishing well, by putting a really cool window in the floor.
The coffee is great, and so are the complementary biscuits (Escondido, this is the one lesson you have still to learn, we need biscuits or chocolates with the coffee, not just boiled sweets with the bill...).
The juice was freshly squeezed, though it was made with a juicer like this, which doesn't seem the most efficient way. We have one of those, and you'd have to peel the oranges first and then cut it up into chunks before you can put it in. It tastes fine, but we want this place to survive, so we want it to profit, but we don't want them to have to put their prices up.
Salads were good, we had a mix of past and pesto, and lentils and all sorts, good stuff. The menu did seem a bit limited though, I hope that's down to them being new, what they want is to have a big cauldron of chilli on the go all the time, that's what I'd do.
This is my website The FG that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a few years before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and things, and I know it was a handy resource for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, the name comes from the name of a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.