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Breakfast At The Cool River Cafe, Matlock


Published On Friday 3 Jun 2016 by Sticky Beak
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Saturday morning went a bit Pete Tong (wrong) as they say, but never ones to sit and twiddle with our feathers the Boy Wonder and I flew off for a leisurely Breakfast at Cool River Cafe as we’d had such a great experience at their Bistro evening a few weeks ago.



We got there early doors, about 9.30, and it was already buzzing with folks chatting and eating. A lovely server brought the menu over for us and we ordered two large Lattes whilst we browsed through the choices; I opted for my favourite, Eggs Benedict, and the Man Bird had his usual Full English Breakfast.


It wasn’t long before our food was brought to us and we tucked in with much enthusiasm. His Nibs Brekkie had both White and Black Pudding slices, and they were both cooked to just have that little bit of softness left whilst being cooked through properly.



The Bacon was great quality, as was the egg with its beautiful rich yolk that just begged to have the toast dipped into it. I had the mushroom as He just will not entertain them, but seeing as I absolutely love them I’m more than happy with his aversion.

The sliced potatoes were nicely sautéed, not overdone and not greasy either, and the tomatoes on the vine were nice and sweet from being roasted. This was a really pleasing plateful of deliciousness and The Boy Wonder enjoyed each and every morsel.


My own Eggs Benedict were equally scrumptious; the muffin had been toasted enough to give it taste without being too done that it would detract from the subtle flavours of the Egg, Ham and Hollandaise sauce.

The Hollandaise sauce is made by the chefs at Cool River; it had a slight gloss to it and a great rich buttery taste that just partnered the egg marvellously. Nice thick slices of Ham added another dimension to this classic taste equation and my little Beak was fair chattering with culinary happiness.



The two squeaky clean plates that our server cleared away told their own tale of how much their contents had been relished, and we had told our server how much we were enjoying the food when she had come and checked back on us earlier.


My little flock were having a film night in the nest that night and I just couldn’t resist the delights on offer from Phil and his amazing team in the Patisserie counter. A Lemon Tart and a Chocolate Tart were given a very good home; let me assure you dear reader!


If you haven’t been to Cool River Cafe in Matlock before I can heartily recommend both the Breakfast Fayre and the Bistro delights. There is a car park literally next to the Cafe too, so no faffing about having to walk ages, bonus :)


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