Tick Tock Café, with its walls of clocks and its menu of good solid café grub, is a quirky
My colleague Russ and I arrived at the café and were immediately greeted by the friendly staff, who pointed us towards the breakfast menu. Russ ordered the Fryday Friday, which included eggs, hash browns, fried bread, sausages and mushrooms. I kept it traditional and ordered the Tick Tock breakfast, which is constructed on the principle that if one is good, two is better - two sausages, two rashers of bacon, two hash browns, two pieces of toast, and two eggs, with some beans, mushrooms and tomatoes to back it up.
Our breakfasts were served quickly, and mine was exactly as I had expected - a spread of different foods, with so much on the plate that I had to work out a strategy to approach it. I'd chosen to have my eggs scrambled, which proved a light and tasty complement to the meaty slices of bacon. Everything was cooked well, especially the hash browns, which are always a favourite of mine. There was nothing groundbreaking about the Tick Tock breakfast (except the interesting twist of herbs with the grilled tomato), but it was a good, reliable fry-up that I really enjoyed.
Russ's Fryday Friday came as a wonderfully presented tribute to fried food. There is a worry that this type of food might be too greasy, but this wasn't the case here. The eggs were great, satisfyingly cooked without losing their runny yolk, while the mushrooms were scrumptious additions. The fried bread was surprisingly light and the hash browns were a fine addition to the meal. The sausages were merely okay, but a passable sausage is still worth eating.
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