Having been recommended by a number of people and also wanting to benefit from the 10% off food orders that my Nice Mum Card gets, today I took my son for an early lunch at The Pond.
Situated just a short walk from the train station, shops and amenities The Pond is a spacious coffee shop occupying two floors and benefitting from outdoor tables too.
We were served by a very friendly lady who was extremely patient when my son kept trying to make a bid for freedom and run outside, with me chasing him and her left waiting for the rest of our order. We ordered a children's scrambled egg & toast, hummous bagel & salad and a soya latte which totalled less than £10 and then went upstairs to find their play area.
Upstairs is a fabulous family friendly area complete with stair gate perfect for scuppering further escape attempts from my overtired toddler, and a lovely play area which includes play house, and a wide range of toys. My son had a great time playing while I had a lovely peaceful coffee, perfect!
There were Antilop high chairs available and I noticed a poster on the wall advertising what I think is a great idea, a phone number you can text your order down to so that you don't have to worry about taking your children all the way back down to order, brilliant!
Food arrived and was great.
My bagel was perfect and my sons was the perfect quantity for his 2 year old tummy.
Having chatted to staff I found out they have a wide range of food available that's not on the menu yet that's suitable for vegetarians and vegans so if you have special dietary requirements do ask.
The Pond also collect all of their coffee packaging and biscuit wrappers for the Nice Mums Recycling Collection so it's great to support a local business who cares about it's environmental impact.
All in all we had a lovely visit and will definitely be going back again. The visit was totally stress free and I can't wait to try out more of their menu.
Nice Mum Stars ***** 5/5