One of our favourite type of places is a cafe that you can hole up in for a good few hours, whether it’s for work or the weather. The Last Crumb Cafe is a big space on Church Street that’s perfect for just that. The food is straightforward and tasty, like the open sandwich melt with a couple of poached eggs on top. Who doesn’t like metled cheese, serrano ham, eggs and a nice herby oil? But it’s the staff and the space that really make this place worthwhile. There’s a friendly feel and you can easily lose a couple of hours in here getting stuff done.
The Last Crumb is permanently closed.
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