My encounter with Little and Friday started unconventionally with a trip to Pit Stop to get a hole in my exhaust fixed. I knew it was going to be a long procedure so my laptop was at the ready as I wandered towards Newmarket looking for some free Wi-Fi to chew through.
Passing Martha’s Fabric warehouse, I saw Little and Friday - my Wi-Fi finder app was not registering a positive match. Nevertheless, I took a gamble and was greeted by an uber friendly staff member who helped me select a blue cheese and beetroot quiche to accompany my flat white.
I asked if there was free Wi-Fi for customers and the bubbly staff member said she didn’t think there was, but handed me a piece of paper with an incredibly complex series of numbers and letters that would get me onto the cafe’s private Wi-Fi - kaching!
Early points for flexibility and helpfulness, a theme which continued during my two hours stint. The café staff were super friendly and efficient. My flat white came promptly followed by the blue cheese and beetroot quiche, both excellent quality.
Little and Friday’s food selection is limited to cabinet food, but there is plenty of variety and high quality options available. Those with a sweet tooth will find their choice of cakes and baked goods very appealing.
Being in a small section of the textile factory means seating is at a premium. I was lucky enough to get in early and beat the lunch time rush, occupying a prime position on one of the two large communal tables. The cafe has a snug and cosy feel dispite being part of a warehouse, this is potentially due to its popularity – I had to take my headphones and laptop case off the chair next to me because it was the last empty seat in the cafe.
The décor hails from the 1950s - the classic china, aged utensils and a few of the older clientele were enough to invoke childhood memories of trips to nana’s house.
I wouldn’t recommend it for a formal business meeting, but Little and Fridays is perfect as a venue for an informal catch up, or a place to wait while your car is at Pit Stop getting its exhaust fix.
Great staff and good food make this cafe buzz. Be sure to check it out.
Overall rating: 8.5
- Location: 8
- Value: 8
- Service: 10
- Quality: 8
- Environment: 9
- X-factor: 9
Little and Friday, Martha’s Fabrics 12 Melrose Street, Newmarket