So it is very rainy and I’m not one to drink wine before midday (feel free to though if that floats your boat the wine is good here!), so what to do and where to go on a rainy morning in Polis. Duh…go and grab a hot chocolate and a slice of cake! Where is open? Saddles Cafe & Bar is open, that’s where. Saddles is a delightful little place in Polis square just down from the post office on your left. It is next to a big souvenir shop and has seating both outside and inside if you want to be a little cosier! I love the wooden decor inside and outside. It’s so rustic and gives me the feeling of being a cowgirl sitting eating cake after a long day at the ranch yee-haw!
So I guess the most important question is ‘What cake to start with?!’ (unfortunately my mother wouldn’t let my answer be all of them!). I started with the lemon and berry cake whilst mummy had the lemon and courgette. Honestly, one word sums it all up…yummy. Both cakes were so light and fluffy. I loved that they were so lemony! I normally find that lemon cakes just don’t have enough lemon for me but these hit the spot! The courgette is added to make the cake extra moist and oh my I have never had a cake so moist. So so impressed with the cake and the tip!
We went back about a week later and had lunch (and more cake). We both had toasted sandwiches (mine tuna and mayo and mummy’s cheese and tomato). The sandwiches were delicious. I loved that the bread was slightly salty, went so well with the tuna! Our dessert was carrot cake, again so moist and creamy!
I have also tried various food here as they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner (you could never leave ha). Salads, homemade burgers, toasties, poached eggs on toast, full breakfasts…the list is long for a little place. I am IN LOVE with the jam. Dragon fruit jam on toast is just the ticket! I have borrowed a few pics from Saddles’ fb page below so you can see what it is on offer and they have brought out a new menu with daily specials too! My fav is the tuna pitta or toastie (seen above).
The only thought I’m left with is what cake to try next…
Update: I went and tried the cocktails!!! I mean not all at once but here are my tips for now! The strawberry pina colada is just dreamy. Tastes like strawberry cheesecake (without the buttery biscuit base ha) in a glass. The mixed berry daiquiri is a sour delight. See if you can finish it without touching the sugar round the rim (I can’t)! Also, not really a cocktail but i don’t know of any other local places that stock it…parma violet gin and tonic. The bar tender will even stick berries in it to make it extra fruity. Oooo this is my new go to! Another cheeky tip…go in and test the barman with new cocktail recipes hahahah!