The weekend was foodie heaven for us, trying lots of new places but I was most excited to tell you all about Kiln. Half pottery studio half cafe, this little corner of Ouseburn is a must-visit for a relaxed coffee or delicious food.
After a trot through town on our way to the high buzz bars of the Ouseburn area, we stopped off at Kiln for coffee and a quick snack.
With a substantial food menu from breakfast to evening bites, there’s something for everyone. There’s even an abundance of home bakes to go with your coffee.
With an alcohol license and a pretty impressive drink choice Kiln has marked itself as a true morning to night venue, which is handy considering how many flats and businesses are surrounding the studio cum cafe. There’s large communal tables, cosy sofas and charging points for getting your work done. If you’re feeling brave, there’s an outdoor seating area too.
We opted for a few coffees and a sharing platter of hummus to get the day started. Quite possibly the best hummus we have had, we resorted to diving in with our teaspoons! We could have done with an extra couple of bits of bread for the amount we got. While we were there the days bread delivery arrived from a local baker – a sign the ingredients are fresh and local!
The hummus hit the spot as a snack but we will most definitely be back for more, especially as I found free parking! As Kiln is part pottery workshop, the plates and cups are all made and fired in house and are available to buy.
We played a few games of Uno with our coffees, listening to the staff tinkering with the coffee machine to really up their brewing game. It was interesting to see them making notes and discussing it as they went. How many coffee shops would even bother?
For a quick visit, we were so thoroughly impressed with the whole experience I had to rush to get this posted to share it. The whole place reminded us of our recent holiday and some of the great craft breweries we visited in Memphis with pubs on site.