The newly-opened Derbyshire cafe Avocado promises to promote healthy eating – but does that makes its food tasty? Reporter Keimae Blake went along to find out.
Long Eaton is a bit of a trip for me to make but I would make it a thousand times again if it means stopping off at the Avocado cafe, Keimae wrote at Nottinghamshire Live
The cafe that prides itself on promoting healthy living is immaculate and trendy inside with a cool interior and amazing-tasting food. The cafe had its opening delayed because of the pandemic but since then it’s made great progress and is earning rave reviews online. I decided to check it out and was relieved to find out it was definitely worth the wait. I didn’t want to leave!
The cafe in Tamworth Road is filled with colour, with framed photos on the wall and intricate details that make the place look welcoming and appealing. With fun facts about avocados printed on the wall and bright yellow and grey chairs, it certainly looks like the perfect place to enjoy lunch.
On arrival, I was greeted by two lovely female workers and ordered a hot chocolate for £3.50. I ditched my usual greasy English Breakfast that I would usually order for a customised rice bowl which came up to £7.60 and it was heavenly.
I had rice (of course), halloumi and Saffron chicken with pineapple juice. My pineapple juice was nice and cold, fresh, the perfect drink for a humid day. My rice bowl was incredible with sweet chilli drizzled on top, the loveliest grilled halloumi and well cooked, Saffron chicken.
The rice bowls are served with a side of veg including onions, sweetcorn, potatoes and prices start at £4 as do the salad bowls. For a long while, I was the only person in the cafe and got talking to co-owner Yassaman Falahati whose service didn’t disappoint.
As the cafe started to get busier, people tried salad bowls, the cafe’s banana bread and avocado sandwiches. It’s safe to say that this cafe that’s been open for less than a month is a real hidden gem, but one that probably won’t remain hidden for much longer.