Square Edge Cafe, Wells…A Hop’n Place

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Wednesday is market day in the sweet village of Wells and as we had an eBay purchase pick up errand to run, decided to park up & have a good squizzy. And find some decent coffee…Just by sheer chance, we’d read about the Square Edge Cafe in the recent edition of the local Mendip Times a few days before, so we made a bee line for that.

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Indoor & Outdoor Spaces & Tempting Treats

To say it was hopping would be an understatement as seats anywhere in the establishment were at a premium. But we did manage, post a short wait, to grab an outdoor table from exiting patrons & put our orders in.

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Even being jammed, the service was quick & efficient and soon enough we were sipping velvety cappuccinos and splitting a very delicious coffee cake. The decor was quintessential shabby chic and we always love a dog friendly space & Square Edge most definitely is a canine welcoming place.

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Supa Dog (and Girlfriend) Friendly

On our next visit to the Wells market we will include a deeper dive into the menu’s lunch offerings…we will report back.

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Local Farmers Market @ Wells, Somerset

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Impressive Wells Cathedral

Every Wednesday is Market Day in Wells…at least that is what our Frome Saturday organic veggie guy told us. So the 3 hounds piled into the trusty Land Rover and made a bee line for the pretty village of Wells.

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Harts Natural Seafoods @ the Market – Looking Good….

 And lo & behold, our veggie man was right (he was there too) and the market square was filled with about 20 or so vendors, each stall plying an array of very attractive produce that ran the gamut of delicious looking baked goods to fresh as caught fish.

We have been a customer of Harts Natural Seafoods several times since moving to Frome just a couple of weeks ago. We’ve sampled the Hake – excellent – and the Haddock – very flavourful fish. They are in Frome on Wednesdays & Saturdays but also make an appearance in Glastonbury on Tuesdays, Bradford-on-Avon on Thursdays & on Friday they are to be found in Shepton Mallet & Warminster. Very fresh fish at very reasonable prices.

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Cheese Please!

Always a tough one to pass a good cheese stall and after you’ve sampled some of the wares, you gotta buy…at least we do. And some of our favourites were on hand @ the Wells Market including Wootton Organic Dairy who we became ‘food friends’ with at the Bridport Farmers Market. And a recent taste pleaser to our cheese box has been Glastonbury Dairy who are one of the few cheese makers permitted to make cheese from unpasteurized milk (adds a whollop of flavour). And it was fun to come across some of Gould’s and Westcombe cheddars as we had just been to a talk on Somerset cheeses put on by the Frome Food Group where they were both highlighted as excellent producers.

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Autumn Veggies

And the veggies were in grand form too – much of the late Autumn harvest making a colourful display and tempting purchase. The brussel sprouts were looking at the peak of their form, the squash in plentiful supply and a pack of root vegetables were ready for a stew.

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English Apples – Perfecto!

It is now English Apple Time – yippeeeee! Cannot get much fresher than this nor more tasty…

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A Hot Drink On A Chilly Day….

And for some odd reason Wells was a couple of notches more frosty than Frome when we left it so a hot drink and a couple of pastries (already eaten by picture time) were in order…

Get to these markets folks and support your local producers…