Review – Mr Wolfe
Setback from the hustle and bustle of Western Road in the gorgeous Montpelier district stands Mr Wolfe, a timeless coffee shop dripping with Monmouth Organic coffee and oozing delectable homemade cakes.
Venturing there after a long day at the office, I entered a laid back, dream like world of chalk boards, chill-out music and chocolate cake. Decorated in a charcoal grey and aching of low lighting and wooden benches, Mr Wolfe clearly has an eye for interiors.
A husband and wife venture that launched in February 2012, Mr Wolfe is open seven days a week serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and of course, coffee. Monmouth is a blend that includes Brazilian and Bolivan beans, freshly ground for your drinking pleasure. The coffee is also very reasonably priced and my smooth flat white was a snip at £2.40.
We all know that it is afternoon blasphemy to order coffee without cake and I couldn’t resist the Chocolate Vanilla and Fig Jam bake alongside my afternoon pick me up. The cake was almost fudge like and the buttercream holding the layers together was impeccably smooth. Paired with the sweetness of the fig jam, the cake was sublime. Hats off to the baker!
Stopping by for a light lunch is also an option as Mr Wolfe serve sandwiches, pies and the occasional Autumnal soup. Think hearty flavours, sourdough bread and robust fillings. Delicious.
Mr Wolfe is worlds apart from the busier chain coffee shops that lay a mere road away. Why not venture slightly out of your way to experience tranquility, a great brew, laid back atmosphere and wonderful cake.
Originally printed in the Brighton and Hove Independent Newspaper 11/10/13
Words by Claire Beveridge