Lots of lovely dishes
Does anyone remember a small cafe that was in Station Road, Portslade? It was quite near the corner of North Street. I think it was two or three shops down from the corner, going towards the sea. I worked there for a short while in one of the school holidays, in the early 1960s. It was run by a couple who had two boys, younger than me. It was an excellent cafe: there would be a choice of hot meals – casseroles, braised liver and lots of other lovely dishes. They were all freshly cooked in the oven every day. There was no stinting on the quality or the quantity. I remember that once I was told by the owner I had not put enough butter on a customer’s toast one day!
Do you remember this cafe? If you do, please leave a comment below.
Always jam packed at lunch time
The kitchen was kept spotlessly clean and the oven scrubbed out every afternoon after the lunch-rush was over. The place was always jammed full at lunchtimes. I was supposed to be the waitress but I was pretty hopeless and much too slow. Some people just asked for their “usual” and I was too shy to ask what that was. I gave in my notice because I just could not cope and felt totally inadequate – but the owners were really nice, hard-working people.