EDitorial ± 7-Aug-2019

Felixstowe Light Lunches: Cuppa

I've been away. Denmark, if you're asking, the land of Danny Kaye (d.1987). Andy's been away too. Greece, if you're asking, the land of Demis Roussos (d.2015). Kev's unavailable, pursuing his quest to become a late blooming chess grandmaster, hence today's two-handed outing. Took our eye off the Felixstowe light lunch scene only for half a dozen new and/or revitalised places to flower. Best we start eating into that list.

Digging through the digital archives, I see mention of fancy dress outfitter Chuckles in my review of the Walton Coffee House. Not only is WCH sadly gone, but Chuckles has giggled its last Branagh-esque titter. Here now is the colourful Cuppa offering gelato "from London's Borough Market" and "tea / coffee / cake / cool vibes". Don't want to give away the ending but it's all true. Their vibes -- and I've refrained from making an obscure Bonzo Dog reference here -- are indeed cool.

Smiling Sarah's happy to gather an assortment of (very reasonably priced) savoury goodies for us to share including focaccia, dippy oil, olives, vegan sausage roll, houmous and some misleadingly coloured Pipers crisps. We'll leave that comfy looking sofa for others to enjoy and take our salty snacks to the mezzanine among the Bowie posters, original artwork and books to browse. Large bay window here with a pleasing draught and a WiFi router. Sip of raspberry Fentimans, nibble of tasty bread: very agreeable.

There's more cakes in the display cabinet than on my mum's Facebook feed. Hi Mum! Lavender biscuits, assorted slices, Guinness cake, et cetera. Excellent slice of vegan carrot cake for yours truly with a vg flat white. Had to interrupt Andy's conversation with his old boss -- retired 23 years, his boss that is, not Andy -- to get his order for millionaire's shortbread and a spicy chai tea. Makes a change to be eating stuff this sweet and tasty on a Wednesday. Gotta go, I said, reminding Andy once more that some of us still gotta work. Shame. Anyway, go get a Cuppa.

If it was a car -- CUPRA Formentor Concept Car.
If they were passing by -- Eva Herzigova.