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The Aubergine Café, West Kirby

Set in a sleepy side street called Crescent Walk in the coastal town of West Kirby on north-west corner of the Wirral Peninsula, the Aubergine Café is one of those wonderful cafés that you can’t help be keeping going back to again and again.

The Aubergine Cafe (image via Trip Advisor)

It warm, welcoming and friendly café, were the staff know their regular customers and chat to them like old acquaintances.

The Aubergine Café

Charmingly decorated with whimsical wall plaques espousing life mottos and saccharin wisdom and beautiful ornaments and china.

The Aubergine Café

The Aubergine Café

We opted to sit inside, and not brave the wet weather by sitting out side in the covered area… despite the cozy and inviting look of the wicker furniture with its luxurious array of cushions and rugs.

Our lunch time visit was a much welcome break after our wild coastal walk from Moreton/Leasowe. We were spoilt for choice and in the end I opted for Grilled Goats Cheese on ciabatta with onion chutney
The Aubergine Café

while my husband plumed for the Club sandwich.

The Aubergine Café

Great wholesome food in generous portions, filling the hungry amongst us. I was tempted by the Soup Sandwich combo which as Sweet Potato with Ginger and Lime.

Despite my every effort to be good and not over indulge, we couldn’t resist a slice of chocolate cake to share (a small compromise on not having cake or having a piece each). Again the choices exceed my imagination.
The Aubergine Café


Saturday afternoon tea

We had a delightful and thoroughly civilised afternoon with friends.  It’s been such a long time since we have had such a lovely time.  Life has been a little fraught and busy since the new year and at times it can be so easy to forget what normality feels like.

Afternoon tea 01

The plan was originally for me to make a cake for our afternoon tea, but some how I ran out of time.  (It seems that recently I have been running out of time a lot more frequently).

Afternoon tea 02

So this morning was all about hunting for something  delicious and tempting for our guests.

Afternoon tea 03

After much deliberation we settled for purchasing a Lemon and Blueberry Cake, a couple of Almond slices and a number of pieces of Rocky Road from the Butter and Cream Cakes stall in North Street Market.

Afternoon tea 04

Day Seven – Coffee and cake

After a restless day yesterday of being stuck in the house, I thought it was time to get out and get some fresh air. 

The unpromising weather managed to hold off long enough for us to get into town and find a little Costa Coffee shop to grab a light lunch (which of course included a coffee and a cake).    There is something very civilized about enjoying coffee and cake in a charming setting.  We tend to avoid “chains” as we like the uniqueness and quaintness you get with independent coffee shops, but on this occasion we just went with the flow.  So here are some of my photos for Day Seven of The August Break

Day Seven – Coffee and Cake_1, originally uploaded by Chrissy Lewis’ Flickr.

Day Seven – Coffee and Cake_4, originally uploaded by Chrissy Lewis’ Flickr.

Day Seven – Coffee and Cake_2, originally uploaded by Chrissy Lewis’ Flickr.

Day Seven – Coffee and Cake_3, originally uploaded by Chrissy Lewis’ Flickr.