Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Paignton, Devon: The Boathouse Cafe Review
My daughter and I went for a stroll along the waterfront and then decided it was time for hot chocolate and tea. I had heard that The Boathouse was a decent cafe, but I was a little put off by this:
Despite cheery greetings from the waiter, an overpowering stench of bleach, peeling paintwork and filthy sticky bits under the wooden table slats made me realise that this place must be primarily a Fri / Sat night bar rather than a gourmet cafe hangout.
The morning pastries didn't look very appetising under their cellophane wrappers so we had tea and a hot chocolate with all the trimmings. Except one.
This cafe was not really my sort of place at all. The UHT did it for me. It was out-of-season and needing a bit of a revamp - it looked lovely outside, so that's where we went!
Sorry, Boathouse, get well soon!